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Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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I recently came across some old vocabulary quizzes from an Appalachian Course I took in college, and thought it would be fun to test you as well!

1. addled
2. agg
3. aim
4. allow
5. anti-goglin
6. anty-over
7. arsh
8. ary
9. atter
10. aye gonnies

1. addled-crazy, dizzy, or dazed "After falling out of the tree, the boy was addled."
2. agg-to encourage a fight, argument, or action "She agged on the fight by making fun of his mother."
3. aim-plan to do something "I aim to make some fried pies for breakfast."
4. allow-state your opinion on a subject "I allow Chitter and Chatter are growing up too fast!"
5. anti goglin-sideways or crooked "The mirror is a little anti goglin."
6. anty over-hand over or give an item up "I won the bet so anty over the money."
7. arsh-Irish "We are having some good arsh potatoes for supper."
8. ary-any "Have you seen ary deer this season?"
9. atter-after "I'll see you atter while."
10. aye gonnies-I'm going "Aye gonnies to town-need anything?"

There are 2 of the words I've never heard-except in the college course-aye gonnies and anti goglin. All the rest I hear on a regular basis. I hope you'll leave me a comment and let me know how many you were familiar with.

To read more about my Appalachian Heritage please visit my website Blind Pig & The Acorn.


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