It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test.
I’m sharing a few videos to let you hear the words and phrases. To start the videos click on them and to stop them click on them again.
1. Rassel: wrestle. “Those two boys rasseled all over the yard till they finally got tired and give up. Neither one can claim to have won that go around.”
2. Receipt: recipe. “I have great great grandmother’s receipt for chow chow.”
3. Recollect: remember. “If I recollect right he married that man who owned the store’s daughter.”
4. Right proud: very pleased. “I’m right proud of my garden this year.”
5. rench: rinse. “If you’ll warsh and rench I’ll dry.”
All of this month’s words are common in my area of Appalachia except receipt for recipe. I believe Blind Pig readers, Ethelene Dyer and B.Ruth, have mentioned their family members using receipt for recipe.
Hope you’ll leave a comment and let me know how you did on the test.
p.s. You can catch The Pressley Girls TONIGHT at the John C. Campbell Folk School’s Friday Night Concert. The performance will be held in the festival barn unless it rains and forces the move to the Keith House. Be sure to bring a chair or get there early to get one. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.