Dick's Hat Band

Blues Group Birmingham, AL

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


This phrase was indeed used in the movie "True Grit", but it was in reference to the results of a wound. Rooster Cogburn (The Duke) is interrogating the outlaw Moon after a shootout at the dugout on the whereabouts of Lucky Ned Pepper. Moon has been shot in the leg and Rooster says if he doesn't talk he won't take him to a doctor and "... that leg'l swell up tighter'n dicks hatband ... "

It is a Southern or Southwestern expression, perhaps an 1800's reference to the discomfort experienced by condom users of the day.

 

 

 

 

Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_did_the_phrase_tighter_than_Dick%27s_hat_band_come_from#ixzz1BQE5Pvdb

 

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