Time for this month’s vocabulary test. See how you do:
- Haint: ghost. “I hear tell theres a haint up there at the old Robinson cabins. Don’t know if it’s true-and I don’t aim to find out either!”
- Har: harrow. “I’m a hoping it warms up so I can har the garden. I shoulda already had it done.”
- Hearn: hers. “I told Geraldine not to bother the candy for it weren’t hearn.”
- Heist: hoist. “After I heist that engine out of the old Ford I plan to put it in the IWANNA and sell it.”
- Hell: laurel thicket. “While we were out looking for ole blue we stumbled into a laurel hell and I didn’t think we’d ever get out of it.”
I’m familiar with all of this month’s words and still hear them on a regular basis. I truly thought har was a real word-that everyone used-until just recently. Seems so much harder to say ‘harrow’.
As always-hope you’ll leave me a comment and tell me which words you know.