Time for this month’s Vocabulary Test. This month’s words are:
The last two words-are more Appalachian in their usage rather than in their meaning. Personally I’m so used to them being used incorrectly it’s hard for me to fathom that it’s wrong-see what you think.
- Dab-a small amount of something. “Believe I’ll have me a dab more of that good fresh corn.”
- Dope-a coke/pepsi. “For lunch I stopped by Clay’s for a Dope and a pack of crackers.”
- Doins-a special function/gathering/party. “I heard they’re having some kind of doins over at the community center-are you going?”
- Done-used in the past tense instead of the correct past perfect tense. “I done the dishes for Mother.” (should be did instead of done)
- Drug-used in the past tense instead of the correct past perfect tense. “He drug the log down to the woodpile.” (should be dragged instead of drug)
Hope you’ll leave me a comment with your thoughts about this month’s words. I use all the words-except Dope-I call all carbonated beverages coke-not sure if that’s an Appalachian trait or a Southern Trait.