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Appalachian Dialect

Might in Appalachia

  In Appalachia we offer advice like this: you might could soak the plants in water to revive them you could might soak the plants in water to revive them you might can soak the plants in water to revive them you mighta coulda soaked them plants in water to revive them you might ought to soak those plants in water to revive them you might should soak them plants in water to revive them you might should ought to…

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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.…

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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.…