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Logging slang from back in the day

Ran across this web page with a list of slang used by loggers in the late 1800s

Cool find Jim.
There is a book out there called the “Loggers Lexicon” by a couple of well known guys, in logging railroad history, that covers a ton of this kind of information

Interesting how many of the different industries slang words have migrated to normal(?) everyday speech!

You are right Pete and the railroad industry is probably the biggest contributor.

Let’s start with the time zones across the United States and go on to the use of common phrases like; Getting side tracked or high balling and a thousand more.