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Appalachian Dialect

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. To start the videos click on them and to stop them click on them again. 1. Ruint = ruined “Don’t drink that milk, it’s ruint!” A post shared by Tipper (@blindpigandacorn) on May 24, 2018 at 4:14pm PDT 2. Ragler = regular. “It’s just your ole ragler plugin not one of those new gfi ones.” A post shared by Tipper…

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Cat Head Biscuits

cat-head, cat-head biscuit noun A large biscuit. 1960 Hall Smoky Mt Folklore 7 It was a novel experience to eat…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 111

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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Har the Garden

As I drive to and fro this time of the year my eyes are snatched from the road by dark…

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How Many Ways Can You Get?

In Appalachia we use the word get in a variety of ways like: using the phrase get about as a verb…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 110

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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Odd Names and Places

Today’s guest post was written by Charles Fletcher. ODD NAMES AND PLACES Have you ever given any thought about odd…

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In Appalachia We Like Rs

  In Appalachia we like to add the letter r to words that don’t even have one. And sometimes we…

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Anguish Languish via Appalachia

Today’s guest post was written by Stephen Taylor. “My Introduction to Anguish Languish via Appalachia” written by Stephen Taylor I…