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Time for another Appalachian Vocabulary Test.

Blackberry winter
Blow
Blue john
Boot
Brought on
Budget
Bumfuzzle
Buss
Bust a gut
Branch



Blackberry winter-the last cold spell in the spring "I was all ready to go barefoot for the summer and then blackberry winter showed up."

Blow-to brag or one who brags "Everybody knows he's the biggest blow in the county."

Blue john-milk (skim) "Hope Ole Bessie get's healed up for I need some blue john."

Boot-extra item given when making a trade "When I traded Ole Bessie to Uncle Ronnie I made him give me his 4-10 as boot."

Brought on-caused, self inflicted "She brought on all that trouble by marrying that sorry man!"

Budget-luggage "Put my budget in the back room."

Bumfuzzle-confused or puzzled "Politicians bumfuzzle me to no end."

Buss-kiss "Come over here and buss your Granny."

Bust a gut-laugh, eat to much, work extremely hard "Every time I sit down to Sunday dinner I bust a gut." (Pap uses this one all the time)

Branch-small creek "Yellow root grows down by the branch."

There are three words in this set I've never heard-blue john, budget, and buss. I wonder if the words are common in a different part of Appalachia or maybe the words were used farther back in time? All the rest I hear on a regular basis.

Hope you'll leave me a comment and let me know if you knew any of this month's words. To read more about my Appalachain Heritage please visit me at the Blind Pig & The Acorn.

If your your interested-the first 2 tests can be found here and here.

Tipper

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Comment by Sallie on January 27, 2009 at 8:40pm
Liked your applachian vocab test...
Comment by Gary Carden on January 6, 2009 at 6:39pm
How about "Go your bail"?
How about "cyarn," as in "that smells like cyarn"?
Comment by Betty Cloer Wallace on January 6, 2009 at 5:12pm
Tipper, I think there are subtle variations amongst us for many of these words, which makes our language so interesting. In my community in Macon County, blue-john means the thin bluish (around the edges) liquid left after churning butter. If bits of butter are left in the milk, we call it buttermilk. If churned completely with all the butter strained out, then the thin milk left is blue-john. Why it is called blue-john rather than blue-(some other name), I do not know, but I'm sure there is some story behind it. Bussing for us is the same as nuzzling--rubbing one's face about the head and neck of a child or animal, which might include kissing, although not necessarily. Budget to me means a packet of possessions tied with a string or rope. The material of the budget might be cloth, leather, paper, or whatever. What comes to mind when I think of a budget is a packet of possessions tied to a stick and carried over one's shoulder. We still use the term blue-john, but I never hear buss or budget anymore. (Actually, I do hear the descriptor fuss-budget sometimes. Wonder what's the story behind that.) /Betty
Comment by Rob Neufeld on January 6, 2009 at 3:31pm
Hey, Tipper, can I put a come-all in the Sunday Citizen-Times, inviting people to take the Appalachian Vocabulary Test? /Rob

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