Chitter and Chatter
As you can see from the photo, the girls had some real jaws when they were babies. You know the kind of jaws you want to pinch or kiss or both! If you’ve ever attended one of the girls’ concerts and heard Chitter’s hilarious rendition of her birth, you can see she was telling the truth. Her head really did lean to one side.
Here’s a short video of my friend Suzann explaining the use of the word jaw in Appalachia.
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A few other ways the word jaw is used in Appalachia:
- I found out a long time ago me and him don’t jaw. (meaning their personalities clash)
- If he ever pulls that stuff on me I’ll jack his jaw! (meaning-I’ll whip him)