Posted by ESC on August 22, 2001
In Reply to: Folk phrases posted by Patty on August 22, 2001
: : There's probably a term for these phrases. But I don't know what it would be. I call them country-isms.
: : There's a billion books with these sayings. And I'm trying to buy all of them. Listed here are my favorites. I have a couple of "scholarly" ones in addition to these:
: : "Mountain Range: A Dictionary of Expressions from Appalachia to the Ozarks" by Robert Hendrickson....
: Thanks, ESC. The books are duly noted. The titles are intriguing.
: I've done a Web search or two for a site that collects this kind of stuff, but haven't been very successful. Has anyone found anything like these books mentioned, but in Website form?
: - Patty
I used to have a bunch of "Favorites." But we had one of those
computer mishaps and they were erased or whatever happens in computerland.
I remember one called Appalachian Talk or something like that. I
couldn't find it but I may have a hard copy of those pages here
somewhere. Here's another site:
AmeriSpeak: Expressions of Our American Ancestors http://www.rootsweb.com/~genepool/amerispeak.htm#expressions