The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Yo is a White Sam.
A White Sam is a stupid person or one that does the
unnecessary. The story goes that White Sam
wanted to ride to town 8 miles away but he didn't have a
saddle and the occasion demanded that he be dressed in his
finest. White Sam walked 14 miles to West End
(7 miles there and 7 back) to borrow a saddle, then rode to
town in high style.
Keyword(s): Yo = you
James Callow Keyword(s): Fool Numskull
|Subject headings:||SPEECH -- Formula|
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
Date learned: 03-00-1991