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It's that time again-time to test your Appalachian Vocabulary skills.

1. Back
2. Backset
3. Bad mouth
4. Bait
5. Bawl
6. Bear down
7. Beatinest
8. Bed tick
9. Biddies
10. Biggety


1. Back-To address a letter "Be sure to back the letter before you put it in the box."
2. Backset-A recurred illness "L.C. was getting better, then he took a backset."
3. Bad mouth-To speak bad about someone "She was bad mouthing her momma for grounding her."
4. Bait-A large amount of food "Nothing better than a bait of fish for supper."
5. Bawl-To cry "Poor little girl was bawling her eyes out-missing her Daddy."
6. Bear down-To work harder "We're going to have to bear down to get the hay in before it rains."
7. Beatinest-Meanest; Ultimate of anything "I've got the beatinest husband in the world!" (could be a compliment or could be you're bad mouthing your husband)
8. Bed tick-A feather bed "Granny had the softest bed tick ever!"
9. Biddies-Little chickens; Old women "The old biddies like to sit around and gossip about everyone."
10. Biggety-Uppity, snooty, stuck-up "Ever since Nellie moved to town she's been biggety!"


I'm familiar with all the Appalachian words-except back. The rest-I hear and use on a regular basis. I hope you'll leave me a comment and tell me if you've heard any or all of them. To read more about my Appalachian Heritage please visit me at the Blind Pig & The Acorn.

Tipper

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Comment by nancy dillingham on January 14, 2009 at 11:27am
Woke up this morning and thought of another variant to "aye gonnies"--it is "aye doggies."
Comment by nancy dillingham on January 13, 2009 at 1:48pm
Hey Tipper, re "anti goglin"--I have heard "sigodlin" (as in Robert Morgan's poem/book of poetry)--and I know you have also heard "cattie-cornered" and "kinkcawed"--and a variant on "aye gonnies"--folks in Dillingham said "Aye god." They called it a "by word" meaning a swear word, as in "His byword was 'aye
God (usually capitalized)." Nancy

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