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Appalachian Dialect

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Flinderation?

A few days ago Sanford, a Blind Pig reader sent me the following email: “Have you ever heard anyone use…

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The Way We Talk

Chitter and a new friend have been working on a project for the last few weeks. The sweet girl Chitter…

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Point Blank

The Pressley Girls point blank got to quit carrying their instruments around upside down! point blank A variant forms pime…

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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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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…