The speaker is an 83-year-old White man with a grade school education from Sterling, Colorado; he was recorded in 1967.
|Inf: Well, they were either letters, figures, or triangles or shapes, whatever thing fit [FW: Mm-hmm]. L.F. was an old outfit here, and the cross half-circle [FW: Mm-hmm] and the, uh, Pawnees??? a mule shoe bar [FW: Mm-hmm] and there???s, they???re to identify your cattle or horses. There???s no two???s recorded at the same, in the same county [FW: Mm-hmm]. It was, main thing was for id-, uh identification.
FW: Mm-hmm. Now I???ve heard of brands called like the lazy J. Uh, what???s a lazy J look like?
Inf: Well, it???d just be laying down, ???stead of standing up.
FW: I see.
Inf: The, it could be either way, the curve part ahead or back.
Inf: Could be either way.
FW: Well, what???s a crazy J, then?
Inf: Crazy J? [FW: Mm-hmm.] Well, it, I, I really don???t know, but, uh, we have right-handed slashes and left-handed slashes and the bar over or bar under [FW: Mm-hmm]. A brand and quarter-circles over, under [FW: Mm-hmm] or to the side. And uh, all kinds of, uh, miscellaneous brands. Hearts, triangles, fish, different [FW: Mm-hmm] shaped.