Edited by Craig Hadley of the Cracker Company
The speech of ordinary, down-home or uneducated folk of Appalachia, particularly that of the southern regions, as it evolved throughout the 1800s, with many terms or peculiar pronunciations still in use today.
a body: person, man or woman.
didje: did you.
druther: I'd rather.
hesh up: hush up.
Law, Laws: euphemism for Lord. nary: never.
pone: corn bread.
puny feelin': sick.
richeer: right here. shortsweetenin': sugar.
spell: for a time.
study on it: think about it.
stump liquor: corn liquor. tolable: tolerable/mediocre. tother: the other.
Edit: This listing was compiled by Craig Hadley prior to the 2000 Outpost event and was posted on the Authentic Campaigner with his permission. -PC