Appalachian Dialect

Appalachian Dialect Pap

A Waste of Milk

All the talk about food measurements reminded me a of a story Pap once told me. There was an older man who lived at the head of Pinelog when Pap was a boy. His name was George. One day a trader came to see George about buying his milk cow. The trader asked if the cow was a good milker. George told him “Now I hell she gives a waste of milk.” Taking George’s comment to mean the cow gave…

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Appalachian Dialect Overheard


“I just want shed of him.” Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for FREE and get a…

Appalachian Dialect

Sun Ball

sun ball noun The sun. 1918 Hartt Lost Tribes 396 Let us consider the mountaineers a race apart and dwell…