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As Disorganized as a Goat Rodeo

Goat rope, goat roping, and goat rodeo describe a messy, disorganized situation. Grant wrote about these terms in his book The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English. This is part of a complete episode.

buckle bunny

buckle bunny  n.— «Other riders arrived, mostly oblivious to the halo of interest they received, particularly from women. Rodeo groupies are called buckle bunnies for the saucer-size silver buckles that cowboys earn for winning rodeo...

charreada

charreada  n.— «A growing number of middle-class Mexican-Americans spend lazy summer afternoons at the charreada—part rodeo, part fiesta and one of Mexico’s most revered sporting events, dating to the 17th century.…At family-owned...

shark rodeo

shark rodeo  n.— «Shark-feeding is not illegal in the Bahamas and several local dive operators have, for many years, been safely conducting what are commonly known as “shark rodeos,” where dive guides feed sharks. I have taken part...

covering

covering  n.— «Staying on a horse, or “covering” in rodeo parlance, and having what is judged to be the best ride, is worth $16,000.» —“World Champion” by Robyn Harrison Mountain Mail (Socorro, New...

shoot-off rodeo

shoot-off rodeo  n.— «Last year, the Army planned to test competing RPG defense systems in what officials refer to as a “shoot-off rodeo.”» —“Did the Army favor Raytheon in anti-RPG bid?” by Adam...