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Appalachian Dialect

qualmish

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…

jelly-bag

Jelly Bags

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

Quietus

Quietus

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

appalachian-words

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.…

tater-pie

Tater Pie!

♪ ♫ Tater Pie! Tater Pie! Choked to death on a cold tater pie. Yes I thought to the Lord…

tipper

What’s Your Name? Puddin Tame

Tipper  When I was a little girl hiding behind Pap’s britchey legs or Granny’s dress tail someone would say to…

the pressley girls appalachian night

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 115

Playing at the Hinton Center in Hayesville NC – Summer 2018 It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I’m…

the-way-people-talk-in-Appalachia

Appalachian Vocabulary Test 114

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

might-could-in-appalachia

Might in Appalachia

  In Appalachia we offer advice like this: you might could soak the plants in water to revive them you…

of-an-evening

Of an Evening

Pap and Granny sitting in their shady backyard of an evening evening adverb The afternoon, the time between the middle…