Granny Gazzie holding Tina and Tipper (cousins-we were born around the same time)
Time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test-it’s all about the make.
- Make (1)
- Make (2)
- Make (3)
- Make in one’s mind
- Make on
- Make (1): train/study in a profession. “I heard that oldest Jenkins boy made a helicopter pilot.”
- Make (2): to grow into or become. “During the depression I grew up and made a young woman. I never forgot the lessons I learned during those hard times.”
- Make (3): growing crops. “Last summer hardly any of our squash made. They all had blooms but no squash. This year I’m going to plant them in a different place and see if they don’t make better.”
- Make in one’s mind: to determine or decide on an issue. “After growing up in the depression I made in my mind that my children would never have to go hungry no matter what I had to do.”
- Make on: to work on. “I’m plumb wore out. All week long we’ve been making on canning greenbeans. We’ve got a 100 quart so far.”
So how did you do? I’ve heard all of the various uses of make-but the first 3 are the ones I’m most familiar with.
Hope you’ll leave me a comment and tell me how you did.