Cornbread and Milk

By Shanks Mare

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Overheard

“Reckon it’ll be bad? Well we have to take what comes don’t we.” Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for FREE and get a daily dose of Appalachia in your inbox…

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Scat Scat Cat

scat, scat cat interjection Bless you! (a response to another person’s sneeze). 1983 Broaddus Kentucky Word List 54 = said…

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Adding Suffixes in Appalachia

In Appalachia you’ll often hear folks adding unusual suffixes to their words. Here’s a few examples. -ified fightified girlified prettified…

Swag

A swag above the house a ways A few weeks back Ron Stephens left the following comment: “I wondered the…

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Crumble or Pour First?

“My friend Elliott Miller was hospitalized. During his recovery, one of the first meals he ordered from the hospital menu…

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Pick Me Up On Your Way Down

JCCFS Fall Festival 2018 If you’ve been to a Pressley Girls’ performance you’ve more than likely heard the story about…

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Riddles 4

  I’m sharing another riddle by way of Sidney Saylor Farr’s book My “Appalachia – A Memoir” with you today. In…

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What do You do in the Winter?

After Christmas I start thinking about gardening. I was hoping to get The Deer Hunter to turn our garden at…