Can you understand all these things Festus says on Gunsmoke?

It's no so complexicated as it seems.

You gotta love Festus Haggen. That feller has got more fans than a dog's got hair on his back. We love him like a June morning, as he might say.

Them Haggens have a festive way of speaking. Festus may have gone from plainsman to deputy of Dodge City, but he never lost his particular way of speaking. Played by Ken Curtis, the character makes Gunsmoke a delight. 

But can you understand everything he says? See if you can define all this here Festus speak. 

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  1. What is "wobble water"?
  2. What is a "goosler"?
  3. What is "palaver"?
  4. What would Festus call a "twistee"?
  5. What is a "passel"?
  6. What is a "tater trap"?
  7. What is "featherfoot"?
  8. What are "the slovering droops"?
  9. What is a "slippery geejaw"?
  10. What does "looksome" mean?
  11. What does "squeemy" mean?
  12. What is "howdyin'"?
  13. Which Gunsmoke character would Festus call an "old scudder quackety quack"?

Can you understand all these things Festus says on Gunsmoke?

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Rounds2 23 days ago
Got to love Festus.

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ERROL 1 month ago
You got 13 out of 13
LONGTIME FAN, ALL WAY BACK TO RADIO
RobCertSDSCascap 1 month ago
I'd rather hear him sing...
Gliddy glup gloopy nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba nooby abba nabba le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba
Early morning singing song
Runeshaper 1 month ago
Terrible. I did terrible. LOL Festus was a great character! :)
JohnBowers 1 month ago
Texan here with South in the Mouth. Depty Festus werunt no Plainsman, like the gobblety writer what writ the writing werunt right wha he wrote. Right? All the Haggens be Ridge Runners and kep theyselves clear of no Plainsman and Sodbusters and City People. Nincompoopoldknucleheads.....pfuuusheeewubleaww
JohnBowers JohnBowers 1 month ago
All 13 by the by
jamesp77701 1 month ago
11/13

Not bad at all. Only one I truly didn't know, and the other, haven't heard in a while. Like one of the comments posted. It would've been better, if it was used in a sentence. But oh well.
Frank 1 month ago
After watching Festus for years he's beginning to grate on my nerves. Too often he's over the top with his down home hick-isms. He needed to back off by at least half.

Like Chester's stiff leg it got annoying.
idkwut2use 1 month ago
9/13–I’ll take it, but there were a few times I went “I KNEW it was that one, dagnabbit!” xD
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
8/13 Not bad considering I don't watch it.
ELEANOR 1 month ago
9/13 I would have done better if they had put the word or phrase in question, in a sentence. Also, in England, a "quack" is just another word for doctor and does not indicate that the doctor is a terrible doctor.
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