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Appalachian Dialect

Point Blank

The Pressley Girls point blank got to quit carrying their instruments around upside down! point blank A variant forms pime blank, pine blank, pint blank, plime blank, plum (b) blank. [DARE pime blank chiefly sAppalachians, esp eastern Kentucky, pine blank chiefly S Midl, esp sAppalachians; pint blank chiefly South Midland; plime blank chiefly sAppalachians, esp eastern Kentucky] B adjective phrase Exact, precise. 1937 Hall Coll. Cades Cove TN Pint blank proof [of illicit liquor making] was necessary for an arrest…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 117

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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Looks Horrible…Tastes Great

Have you ever cooked something that looked like it ought to be throwed out, but tasted great? I’m going to…

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Slang Expletive Words

A few weeks back Blind Pig reader Dana Wall left the following comment: “I am fairly new to this site.…

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Being Backwards

Tipper backward adjective Reserved, shy, bashful. 1862 (in 1999 Davis Civil War Letters) 49 if that should be the result…

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Have You Ever Been Qualmish?

Qualmish, adj. Sick at the stomach; inclined to vomit; affected with nausea. ~Virginia Folk-Speech 1899 —- Several years ago I…

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Jelly Bags

“Although you can buy jelly bags, they are easy things to improvise. I always use the washed and bleached out…

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Quietus

Chatter and Chitter often needed a quietus put on them when they were little. Looks like Chatter put a quietus…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 116

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