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Appalachian Dialect

older-sister-has-to-dance-in-hog-trough

Dancing in the Hog Trough

dance in a hog trough verb phrase  1956 Hall Coll. Del Rio TN Fifty years ago if a younger sister…

use-of-the-word-ye-in-Appalachia

More about the Use of Ye

There was much discussion about the use of the word ye in the comments on last Saturday’s “Overheard” post.  A…

squatting down to talk in Appalachia

Do You ever Pop a Squat?

All my life I’ve noticed men squatting to talk or even just to ponder on things, but I never gave…

unusual words in Appalachia

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 108

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…

cold in Appalachia

Cold in Appalachia

We’ve had some down right chilly temperatures this winter in Appalachia. I know many other parts of the country have…

I got up backwards this morning

Chitter got up Backwards

The other day Chitter got up backwards. She woke up in a bad mood and then she had one of…

brogans

Brogans

brogan noun A variant pronunciation with stress on both syllables [‘bro’gaen]. 1942 Hall Phonetics 57. 1967 DARE (Gatlinburg TN). B…

blare your eyes

Do you ever Blare your Eyes?

Do you ever blare your eyes? I do. I teasingly tell my co-workers my one and only fault is I…

Shanks mare

Shank’s Mare

Over the weekend I was flipping through my Cades Cove Cookbooks and it got me to thinking about Mildred Cable.…

Appalachian Word Usage

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 107

  This month about got away from before I remembered to post the Appalachian Vocabulary Test so I don’t have…