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.
It’s all about the make this month.
1. Make: to study and become. “I stopped and talked to Mary Sue the other day. She said her oldest daughter was going to make a doctor. I told her I sure hoped she come back here to do her doctoring.”
2. Make: to raise or produce a crop. “We make a garden every year. I just love eating fresh vegetables straight from the garden.
3. Make no never mind: doesn’t matter. “It don’t make no never mind to me, we can go now or go tomorrow.”
4. Make up: to collect or assemble. “They’re making up money for that family that’s house burned down. Said they’s going to have a poor man’s supper for them. I told her to leave some tickets here and I’d get her the money.”
5. Make out: to pretend. “Make out like you’s sick and can’t take them to the party. If you do I bet they both start squawling.”
All of this month’s words and phrases are common in my area of Appalachia. What about where you live?