It’s that time again-time to test your Appalachian Vocabulary skills.
- Bad mouth
- Bear down
- Bed tick
- Back-To address a letter “Be sure to back the letter before you put it in the box.”
- Backset-A recurred illness “L.C. was getting better, then he took a backset.”
- Bad mouth-To speak bad about someone “She was bad mouthing her momma for grounding her.”
- Bait-A large amount of food “Nothing better than a bait of fish for supper.”
- Bawl-To cry “Poor little girl was bawling her eyes out-missing her Daddy.”
- Bear down-To work harder “We’re going to have to bear down to get the hay in before it rains.”
- Beatinest-Meanest; Ultimate of anything “I’ve got the beatinest husband in the world!” (could be a compliment or could be you’re bad mouthing your husband)
- Bed tick-A feather bed “Granny had the softest bed tick ever!”
- Biddies-Little chickens; Old women “The old biddies like to sit around and gossip about everyone.”
- Biggety-Uppity, snooty, stuck-up “Ever since Nellie moved to town she’s been biggety!”
I’m familiar with all the Appalachian words-except back. The rest-I hear and use on a regular basis. I hope you’ll leave me a comment and tell me if you’ve heard any or all of them.