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Re: Plumb

Posted by ESC on November 28, 2000

In Reply to: Plum off posted by connie on November 28, 2000

: 'i nearly knocked his head plum off" where did the plum come from? what does it mean?

It's mountain talk. From "Smoky Mountain Voices: A Lexicon of Southern Appalachian Speech," the work of Horace Kephart edited by Harold F. Farwell Jr. and J. Karl Nicholas, (the University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, Ky., 1993): "PLUMB 1. adj. outright, complete, full. 'Them hogs are plumb pets.'..."