Post by sisterofcarlene on Jun 4, 2009 20:38:13 GMT -5
I remember that for years Mother called an appliance by the name of the manufacturer of the first one she ever bought...our refrigerators were always Fridgedaires (when they really weren't), our record players were Victrolas,etc.
Post by diamondgirl21 on Jun 6, 2009 3:05:34 GMT -5
My mom always called a sofa a "davonport". Anybody else ever hear of that one? She called a record player a "talk machine". Before we ironed clothes, she always "dampened" them and rolled them up until she could get them ironed. We call pinto beans "soup beans" as I'm sure most people around here do, and we had "kilt" lettuce and onions with hot bacon grease poured over them. I'll try to think of some more and post them.
Diamondgirl, my mother in law used to say Davenport, I always wondered where that came from And how about Gumtion? or maybe it was gumption my Dad would say You don't have a lick of gumption prolly meant brains LOL
I remember my great aunts asking us girls when we were dating, if they were our "Beau or sweetheart" that we were "courting or sparking." An old lady asked me once when I was little if my doll was my baby that I was nussing. I asked Mom what that meant and she said nurse. And they called toys "play pretties."
Post by sisterofcarlene on Jun 7, 2009 20:54:29 GMT -5
Ary Girl 57, To the best of my knowledge gumption has nothing to do with brains. It is more about determination and courage; what all good parents want for their children. I believe pawpaws are Kentucky nanners. I sure would like to have a ripe one to eat.
my granny called a pillow that you lay on a piller. a door knob m she called it a door nub. she called eggs, aggs. called an A$$ ( ACE) -Ima gonna spank your ACE). window (winder) yellow, (yeller) , poop (hockey) lol lol her pantry called it her paintry sink a zink and a zank m brown paper bag was a brown paper poke. reynolds wrap was tin foil.
Eastern Ky words will never die as long as the man who lives with me continues to talk. Today he said, "Get me another shirt. This one is wrangin wet." I understood what he meant. I guess you all do, too.
lol. I understand too. Where I live now here in northern Va., the folks talk a little different. They sometimes get a kick out of me because I still talk like Tennessee. In other words, just like y'all.lol. Here's another one. "What in tarnation is he doing?"
My daddy is fond of saying "slap" as in it is "slap" pouring the rain. My mom says, clemb-she is from Knott County according to my Granny this is a word that is native to Knott Countians. She "clemb" the tree. Appaplachian folk do have some interesting words and sayings, we should try to keep our vocabulary alive in our ever changing world today. Just don't show off when you leave the mountians, no one will appreicate it quite like we do. My mom is fond of making up her own Appalachian sayings, her most popular to share with her children is, "Don't burn your bridge before you build a new one." Of course we all know what that means!