Handy As Hip Pockets on a Hog: The Colorful Language of the American Southwest
Explains the history and meaning of Southwestern expressions from "Twelve acres of pregnant red hogs" to "It's time to put the chairs on the wagon"
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Down on the Farm
From Dancing in a Hog Trough to Sippin a
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