Appalachian Dialect

Appalachian Dialect


A few posts back Blind Pig reader Terry Stites left this comment: “Can anyone help me with a word? Antigodlin,means lopsided or outta kilter. I’d like to know it’s origin. Any help is appreciated.” I’ve heard antigodlin my whole life, but like Terry I don’t know where it comes from. I knew the word would be in my Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English so I went to see what it had to say. Here’s the entry: anti-godling, anti-gogling, anti-sidling, anti-sigodling…

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Appalachian Dialect

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The nice lady who shares my office has only lived in Appalachia for about three years. She enjoys reading the…