s skippy the bush kangaroo: riverboat ring your bell! fair thee well, anna belle! luck is the lady that he knows the best!

skippy the bush kangaroo



Wednesday, July 30, 2008

riverboat ring your bell! fair thee well, anna belle! luck is the lady that he knows the best!

blue girl, red state finds the origin of the word maverick, which might make john mcmuffin want to rethink using that moniker for his reputation:

in the mid-1800's a new england lawyer named samuel maverick decided to try his hand at ranching in the san antonio river valley, but he was something of a stubborn sumbitch who thought he knew better than everyone else, and refused to brand his cattle. in less than a year, he discovered that his avaricious neighbors and outright rustlers had made off with his stock, so in spite of having good land and plentiful water, he was out of business in a year because he neglected the basics.

soon the texans of that era and area were applying the term derisively, to mean a person who was too stubborn or stupid to attend to business and ended up losing their shirt.
posted by skippy at 5:40 PM |

2 Comments:

thanks for the link-love skippy! appreciated greatly, as per usual!
commented by Blogger --Blue Girl, 12:18 AM PDT  
Means the sumbitch caint and wont see the handwriting on the bottom of the bill,..and will stubbornly insist that the appearances of everything around and concerning himself are "NOT" what they obviously (to everyone else) are...
Essaresstoall
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:21 AM PDT  

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