Post by carolinawildcat on Feb 12, 2010 23:36:03 GMT -5
;DI have this forum bookmarked. When I was a child daddy was in the marines so we traveled "muchly" according to MeeMaw.I distinctly remembered so many of her sayings in her own way of saying them even though I have never spent more than a week at a time in the mtns. Funny thing is, folks here tell me that even after 20 years-You ain't from here, are ya sugar",Let me guess, appalachia".Then I get a smile,people love the accent and the way things are phrased I think. My humble favorites(even my kids use them) Kindly-Kind of..I kindly fancy that guy. study-think about.I aint studyin' the other guy. side stand-end table
Post by lovesflowers on May 9, 2010 17:56:44 GMT -5
My late father-in-law "Take yer coat off and set a spell" "Hot enough to fry an egg on the road" My brothers tryed that once..... 'You don't eat enuf to keep a bird alive!" "She looks like a hain"t" meaning the person looked pretty scary ugly (Haunt)
Had a fella tell another fella he had kilt 11 squirrels in 3 hours up on the hill. Fella asked him , "Harmon, why didn't you just say you kilt an even dozen?"...guy says..."I wouiln't gonna lie for one little squirrel." This was a true story..and every time Preacher Donald Blair told it he would get the biggest laugh. I liked that preacher.
Post by mrsmojorisin on May 31, 2010 13:03:46 GMT -5
My favorite Ky saying is "haint" instead of a ghost. My whole life both of my grandma's (one was raised in Vicco the other on First Creek/Typo) would tell me that if I didn't come in before it got dark "the haint's" would get me. It's a phrase I still use today and the people of Ohio always ask me what I mean by it. I have come across a few ppl up here who are just KY transplants like myself who know what it means and they always thank me for reminding them of an old saying they had almost forgot.
Post by justamomky on Jul 13, 2010 11:55:01 GMT -5
I remember working with some true city slickers when I first moved away from Hazard. Had a lot of fun out of them. One time in particular, I told them I couldn't wait to get home to my mom's for Thanksgiving because that was the one time a year we had "shucky beans". They looked at me like I had a third eyeball or something.
Also used to work with a lady who loved it when someone came into our office who was from Eastern Kentucky and had the "twang". She said it got my "twang" goin and she couldn't understand a word we was saying.
Some I used to hear my mom and mamaw use all the time:
Gonna buy a baby (pregnant) Useless as a hog with a side saddle Older 'n Methusalem Redder'n a picked beet Been out cattin' (bein bad) Scat thar (get away) Crooked as a dogs hind leg
I also remember having to break my own switch. First time I ever did it, I got a little bitty one thinking it wouldn't hurt as bad. Boy was I wrong! From then on, I tried to find a tree limb when my mama sent me for a switch.
Post by delana's daughter on Nov 2, 2013 10:14:40 GMT -5
i remember my cousin saying that word in relation to my baby brother's stinky diaper! she said it was a quarny or kyarny mess! I was looking quizzical at her and she said, " know, stinky...kyarny"lol. i havent heard that word in over 50 years!