Overheard

Overheard

Overheard-in-Appalachia

“You already drunk those I bought last week?”

“Yep. I just soak em in me.”

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Tipper

Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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    Sue McIntyre
    January 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

    My mother was the daughter of a school teacher. She was always correcting our English. Crunk was my mother’s least favorite word. It was often used by my Daddy. Sometimes, I feel, he did it a purpose. LOL

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    Ed Ammons
    January 18, 2020 at 10:28 am

    I’ve heard “soaking up suds” referring to benge beer drinking. I guess it would apply to just about any beverage you overindulged in.

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    aw griff
    January 18, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I recently overheard, Are you going to the funeral? Yes. Where is it? Catlettsburg, in the big white house that looks like a southern mansion. Now, do you know where it’s at? No, can’t picture it.

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    Ron Stephens
    January 18, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I do that, use ‘drunk’ instead of ”drank’. Somehow it is just more correct-sounding to me. I once did that in the company of our daughter’s schoolteacher mother-in-law. Our daughter corrected me and I felt like I had to acknowledge for her sake that I realized I had departed from ‘standard’ English. That was not so long ago but since then she has changed and doesn’t correct me. But for my part I try to avoid embarrassing her. I would take any number of being embarrassed rather than embarrass her. She will outgrow it, maybe has already.

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    Mary Lou McKillip
    January 18, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Overheard many times in the mountains, boy your a Doozie.

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    sheryl paul
    January 18, 2020 at 6:29 am

    Reminds me of the time my daddy bought a 6 pack of those tiny cokes. We 3 girls were supposed to split ine not have the whole 6 oz ourselves

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