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Epizootic and Palpeetus of the Punk

Have you ever heard folks use nonsense words to describe their sickness? I’ve heard folks in my area of Appalachia use the following nonsense words to describe their illness: epizootic epizooty creeping crud the crud a bug feeling puny Although not as common, I’ve also heard folks say they had the: tizic heaves miseries ague hydrophobie  (Pap used this one in a kidding way when he was sick-of course he knew he didn’t actually have hydrophobia but he sure felt…

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He’s Hippoed!

A few month’s back a friend asked if I knew any other sayings for having the hippo. I didn’t even…

Jerk Coffee

“One old man, now he was so stingy-this ain’t no joke; it’s a fact-he took coffee beans, and he dried…

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Overheard

“There was this woman there that was drunker than Cooter Brown.” Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe…

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Appalachian Vocabulary Test 109

It’s time for this month’s Appalachian Vocabulary Test. I’m sharing a few videos to let you hear the words and phrases. To…

The Old Chestnut Snag

I heard Pap talk about the old chestnut snag high on the ridge my whole life. In more recent years…

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Do You Ever Scrooch?

Papaw and Chatter scrooched up taking a nap –  2004 Scrooch, scrooch down, scrooch up, scroudge, scrouge, scrouge around, scrouge…

Courts Like a Stick of Wood

She said her boyfriend courts like a stick of wood Courts like a stick of wood = a very boring…

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Easy Cheese Biscuits

I haven’t been to a Red Lobster in years, but back in the day it was one of the places…