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Re: Country talk sites

Posted by ESC on August 23, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Country talk sites posted by ESC on August 23, 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

: A Country Rag -- Country Talk http://www.geocities.com/~countryrag/sayings.html

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