Appalachian Dialect

girl asking about pummy dirt
Appalachian Dialect


Several folks found Lyndall “Granny” Toothman’s use of the word pummy interesting in my Dandelion Salad at Christmas post. I…

biscuits on pan
Appalachian Dialect


We had some extry good eating at Thanksgiving. Extry was a word Pap used often. Francis Cook says it too.…

glass bottles on table
Appalachian Dialect

Had Ought To

had ought to verb phrase Should. 1904-7 Kephart Notebooks: 2:399 A feller’d orter have a good crowin’ rooster. 1937 Hall…