Appalachia Overheard




“You know what my favorite two letters of the alphabet are? I and U.”


Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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    November 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Tipper,
    I U is said many times a day in our home. A few years ago I showed my Grandson a little movie of his sister and I, she was 18 to 20 months old, dress in my mother’s dress from 1912. we were having a tea party and she said I U which meant I love U. She died at 3 1/2. We have said I U to each other ever since watching the movie in honor of Arayana.
    Aloha Jean

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    Julie Hughes
    November 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I enjoy reading what U post every day. It makes me smile, cry, and remember others. Thanks to U!!!

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    Ima C.K. A'candy
    November 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    and girls….
    I think I got it!
    I love U a bushel and a peck!
    I love you a bushel and a peck.
    A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.
    A hug around the neck and a
    barrel and a heap,
    A barrel and a heap and I’m talking in my sleep about you, about you!
    I love you a bushel and a peck,
    you betcha’ pretty neck I do!
    Thanks Tipper and girls,
    I know you had something to do with this one!
    PS…I don’t think the other one posted as it messed up..errr, I messed up!
    I think I have the Halloween leftovers!

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    Ken Roper
    November 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

    As just one of your many readers
    of the Blind Pig and the Acorn, I
    want you to know how much I enjoy
    looking into my e-mails every
    morning to see what you’re writing
    about. Thanks for your efforts and
    friendship over the years…Ken

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    November 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

    P.S. – I have enjoyed catching up on your Halloween posts – -as usual, a wealth of information and interesting and entertaining tidbits.

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    November 1, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Wonder if that wasn’t “U & I” – – order could be important here. Seems I first heard that on a Valentine.

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    Miss Cindy
    November 1, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Yes, we (I and U) is the most important thing in the world!

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    November 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I used to qualify what was heard; U used to qualify the information. Of course, using those letters while texting saves some space and time, but I don’t think using U in a formal correspondence or answering a test question would be a good idea!

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    November 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

    This reminds me of a saying that one of the wisest men I have ever known, my father-in-law used to say. He said the biggest problems in human relations can be summed up in two letters from the alphabet. The big I and the little u.

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, Ph.D.
    November 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I can very well agree with U! If U do a wonderful blog then I start my day on a positive note. Now I must rush away to swim and U should get out and rack leaves!
    Funny? Oops! Sorry, but I thought U would like this note.
    Eva Nell

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    Ed Ammons
    November 1, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I agree, but shouldn’t we put u before I.

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