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Missouri Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

Missouri Curiosities, 2nd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)

by Josh Young

ISBN: 9780762741083

Publisher Globe Pequot

Published in Arts & Photography/General, Travel/General

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Ozark "Go Get'ers"
In most of America, if you hear someone referred to as "a real go getter," you can be assured he (or she) is a hard working, energetic individual. The same phrase, uttered in the Ozarks, is actually a homonym, with almost the opposite definition. An Ozark "Go Get'er," for generations, has described a fellow whose wife was hired on at the garment factory, the chicken plant, or (many years ago) the tomato canneries. That man might "run" a few cattle on his unfenced land, and certainly he hunted coons with the boys at night, but his main money making activity derived from driving his wife to work in the morning, and "going to get'er" at night.


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