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Appalachian Dialect

What’s Your Name? Puddin Tame

  Tipper  When I was a little girl hiding behind Pap’s britchey legs or Granny’s dress tail someone would say to me: “What’s your name? Puddin Tame? Ask me again and I’ll tell you the same.” I was so backward the teasing only made me try to hide my face deeper in the fabric of their clothes. Here are some other folks’ memories of the saying. Judy Imanse:  My mother, who died last year, was 98 years old. She used…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 115

Playing at the Hinton Center in Hayesville NC – Summer 2018 It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I’m…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 114

It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I’m sharing a few videos to let you hear the words and phrases.…

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Might in Appalachia

  In Appalachia we offer advice like this: you might could soak the plants in water to revive them you…

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Of an Evening

Pap and Granny sitting in their shady backyard of an evening evening adverb The afternoon, the time between the middle…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 113

It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I’m sharing a few videos to let you hear the words and phrases.…

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Feeding Cox’s Army

By Frank Leslie’s magazine – Library of Congress, Public Domain A few years back Pam Moore told me about a…

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Pap Pa Pappy

Pap and his girls (Chatter, April my niece, Chitter) pap noun A father (in third-person reference and as a form…

Thinks the Sun Rises and Sets

“Thinks the sun rises and sets on her/his hind end” is a saying I’ve heard all my life. The saying…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 112

It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I’m sharing a few videos to let you hear the words and phrases.…