After listening to all the rock music at the gym I watched two programs that I had recorded of the Cumberland Highlanders at Jerusalem Ridge, KY. This is the home of legendary musician Bill Monroe. I needed a fix of bluegrass after the silly "other" music I've had to endure. I will agree that the beat of rock is conducive to keeping up a rhythym in one's workout, so I don't really mind it.
I love anything Appalachian, the people, the music, the accents, the "Trail", the words. It got me to thinking about words I recall from when I was young and spent time in the country. I can't remember many of them, so readers please feel free to comment with your own country words.
One of my favorites that I remember my Mom saying was when one of the kids would limp - she would say they were "walking like a chicken with a bumblefoot." What the heck is "bumblefoot" I can only imagine, but I remembered this saying recently when I was limping with my sciatica. Poor chicken; poor Gypsy!
Other country favorites are "directly", as in "I'll be there directly" and could mean 10 minutes or several hours. "Yonder" is another great inclusive word that can cover many situations, - up yonder, over yonder, the wild blue yonder. Because today is Thanksgiving, we will be eating turkey and "dressing". What the heck is this "stuffing" thing - Stove Top? The proper word for what you stuff the turkey with or bake as a side dish is "Dressing".
So what words do you recall from your memory that maybe aren't used much any more, and relate to where you were born and raised?
I wish you all good food (however you refer to it) and good company today. I will be leaving directly to go yonder to my youngest son's place for the full turkey and dressing dinner.
(Speaking of my youngest son, my baby, Joey, turned 38 yesterday. He did a little celebrating last night at American River Brewing Company, and I can only hope he brought some samples home with him.)
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