Sayings from Appalachia

Appalachian Dialect Sayings from Appalachia

Family Sayings

My family used “My foot.” a lot.  Best way to let someone know you doubted something they said. We also used the phrase, “…while I tap my foot.”, to mean, “You just keep on telling me that story, and I’m gonna let you know that  I’m just not buying it”.  That brings up another term that we used all the time. In my house, we weren’t allowed to use the words, “lie”, or “liar”. They were considered bad words. Instead,…

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