Between Me & You & The Gatepost

Between Me & You & The Gatepost

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  • 1-58107-149-3: 1-58107-015-2
  • Item #: OKHUM002
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Title: Between Me & You & The Gatepost: Rural Expressions of Oklahoma
Author: Jim Marion Etter

A new and bigger edition of this popular collection of homegrown expressions and euphemisms that have distinguished the speech of Oklahoma folks for a coon’s age and may do so ‘till the cows come home. Take the bull by the horns and buy this book, and you’ll be grinnin’ like a possum eatin’ persimmons.

  • Home and Family
  • Daily Bread
  • Sparkin’ and Matrimony
  • Getting’ By
  • Weather
  • On the Go
  • Ups and Downs
  • Payin’ Compliments
  • Badmouthin’
  • Fightin’ Words
  • Here n’ There
  • Sizin’ Things Up
  • Just Plain Talk
  • Gettin’ On
  • Bits of Wisdom

"…a great job by a writer that is real and has the ability to put it down on paper." Ben Johnson, cowboy and Hollywood actor from Oklahoma’s Osage County

"I suspect Jim Etter has been around a lot of good Okies, 'cause I’ve heard three or four of these same sayings and have even said one or two of the nicer ones myself." Jim Shoulders, Oklahoma’s many-times world champion rodeo cowboy.

"…a genuine contribution in preserving the naturally earthy expressions of rural Oklahoma. And it’s a heckuva lot more fun than reading Webster’s." Sue Carter, former editor in chief, Oklahoma TODAY.

About the Author:

Jim Marion Etter is a retired, award-winning reporter for The Daily Oklahoman whose offbeat, folksy writing about his home state has earned him the reputation as "Oklahoma’s master country storyteller." A writer of both fiction and nonfiction, he’s the author of five books and a contributing author of four others, and has written for numerous magazines including Persimmon Hill and Western Horsemen. A native of the small Muskogee County town of Oktaha, he now lives in Oklahoma City. He’s also been a newspaper and television reporter in Laredo, Texas – "El Charro Flaco" – and has served as a military journalist and translator in Latin America.

Details: 1999 [ISBN: 1-58107-015-2; 44 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch, soft cover]