Each state has its own slang and Montana is no exception.   And Montana has some real good ones.

A reference to back east means anything east of the American plains states.

Brookie:  Brook Trout

Can Openers: Spurs

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POINT CELESTE, LA - SEPTEMBER 08: Cowboys wear spurs on their rubber boots as they round up cattle that got loose when Hurricane Katrina passed through September 8, 2005 in Point Celeste, Louisiana. Many of the ranchers lost cattle in the storm. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A buck 98:  means expensive in Montana

Cowboy up:  Suck it up

Cow Cop:  BLM Worker

Apple picker:  A Washington state resident

Chicken foot:  a fork in the road

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TAKOMA PARK, MD - JANUARY 25: A fork in the road splits plowed and unplowed roads January 25, 2016 in Takoma Park, Maryland. Winter Storm Jonas hit the East Coast over the weekend, breaking snowfall records, causing 29 storm-related deaths, leaving thousands of homes without power and serious flooding in coastal areas. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Montanans have several slang words for children.  Like, Ankle Biters,   Curtain Crawlers, Fuzz Pickers and Free Ranch Hands.

Fish Cop:  Game Warden

Chewing Gravel:  Got bucked off a horse

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circa 1960: A rodeo rider is thrown by a bucking horse. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Montana Shoeshine:  this is what you get after you step in a pile of cow crap

Jockey Box is a phrase for a glove compartment

I love this one.  Montanada is the border between Montana and Canada.

Outfit is often used to describe a pick-up truck in Montana.

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KILLEEN, TX - APRIL 04: An American flag flies from the back of a pickup truck near Fort Hood where Iraq war veteran, Ivan Lopez, killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Killeen, Texas. The investigation continues into why Lopez did the shooting on the base. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sheep are known as prairie maggots in Montana.

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 20: Sheep are pictured in the dry conditions at Ambury Farm on January 20, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. Soil-moisture levels across the country are lower than average for this time of year and New Zealand faces a potential drought if rain does not fall soon. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

mosquitoes in Montana are sometimes called B-52s.

Cows are often called slow elk

Sluffing is the Montana word for a rock slide

A spud muncher is someone from Idaho

A spread is what you call a ranch in Montana

Tree Cop is a member of the U.S. forest service

A muley is a mule deer

A hammer head in Montana is a bad horse

High centered is often a term used for a drunk in Montana

Gumbo is Montana slang for a mud bog.

In Montana a creek is called a crick and don't you forget it.

Caboodle translates to a full amount

Those are just some of the many slang terms from Montana.

And don't forget that Kevin is pronounced KEEVIN in Montana.

If you have some you would like to share just write me at:  pat.frisch@townsquaremedia.com

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