Posted by ESC on August 27, 2002
In Reply to: Folk phrases for *escape* posted by Pernell on August 27, 2002
: I wonder if anyone here knows some good folk phrases for escape from authority (be it a boy from his parents, a kid from the techers, a youth from the cops..... whatever). Eluding suppression and repression.
: The act of escaping.
: And, too, the condition of having escaped.
: Thanks t'ya. Parnell
I have several country phrase books. But none have indexes so I have to page through.
hell and gone (n. phr. the remotest distance) ".and lit out for hell an' gone.' 'It's me for the high hills of hell an' gone)." "Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech Based on the Research of Horace Kephart," edited by Harold J. Farwell Jr., and J. Karl Nicholas (University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., 1993).
A hard dog to keep under the porch.
Running fast: He was splittin' the mud. He took off like a scalded dog.