Chitter and a new friend have been working on a project for the last few weeks. The sweet girl Chitter had the good fortune to team up with is from Maryland. The girls have much in common and have become fast friends. However, there has been one small hiccup in the friendship…Chitter’s use of the Appalachian language.
More than once the new friend has had to investigate what Chitter was saying to fully understand the meaning behind the words.
One day the friend was talking about eating lunch down the road. Chitter said to her “Was the food any count?” The friend said “What? I don’t understand what you’re asking me.”
Another day they were talking about a local family and Chitter said “Well you know, they had a whole passel of kids.” The friend said “Passel? What kind of kids is that?”
The new friend has greatly enjoyed learning words that are common to Appalachia, but totally foreign to her and as you might imagine Chitter has been thrilled to be part of her language education 🙂