I just finished reading Our Southern Highlanders written by Horace Kephart in 1913. The book documents the lifestyle of the Southern Appalachian People in the early 1900's. I enjoyed the book and thought it neat that I recognized many of the locations mentioned in the book. Of all the subjects covered, the chapters on dialect were the most fascinating to me.
I'm astounded the dialect documented in the book-continues to come straight out of my mouth 95 years later. I'm curious if the dialect is really isolated to Appalachia or if it has a broader base of use across America.
I'm going to share a couple phrases from the book that I use and hear often. I hope you'll leave me a comment and let me know if you think they're strange, if you understand what they mean, or if you hear this manner of speech on a regular basis
They went to Andrews or Murphy one.
We're amin to go to town.
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