Saturday, September 10, 2016
Okay, I was surprised about the ‘counterpin’. When you have heard something all your life, you think everyone else has. When I started traveling from Gaston County, NC I learned that some English was not my English. Down east I learned the saying “That is some kind of good” indicating a delicious food.
(Bryce Canyon, Utah does that look cool, I guess we are headed toward cool in a couple months. That reminds me of a Utah saying I learned from the grand kids: Oh my heck! I had never heard that before!)
My mama could cook about anything, but as I look back she NEVER made spaghetti. If we kids had to make our own supper there was always a can of Chef-boy-Ardee Spaghetti and meat balls. I loved it, but mama never made it from scratch. I guess that is why I liked Military ‘C’ Rations spaghetti and meat sauce. And the boys from an Italian background could not understand it. LOL.
Okay let me try a couple more from my life on you:
Tow sack: burlap bag
Tow head: Blond headed kids.
Pot Liquor: Cabbage and/or bean juice
I’m Fixing to: you are getting ready to ‘do something’ i.e. I’m fixing to leave.
Whip something up: My mama saying she "She is 'fixing to' prepare a fast meal.'
Those were words disappearing from my life. I looked up some more that I had never heard of from different areas of the country.
Are you familiar with this slang:
Bat-hyde…… (dollar bill?)
Dropped egg…..Poached egg?
Skillpot….. A turtle?
A Whistle Pig……..Ground hog/wood chuck
To bag school…… Play hooky?
I am just curious if any of you are familiar with those? Or what words are you starting to miss?
BTW, I really did/do enjoy your comments. I get a kick out of 'em.
PS: Note on my appointment today. It was about what is available to match the implants, and also how to use the things I already have, more efficiently. I am anxious to try out the phone. Maybe tomorrow, I am TOOOOO full of information, gotta let it be absorbed. I think I know what information overload is. hahahahaha