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Posted by Charles Hamlin on April 20, 2000

There are many sayings here in Appalachia which are quaint by today's standards. Many of these archaic expressions are disappearing forever although once in general usage. Some of them are crude, some are politically incorrect. It is sad that we no longer can say what we mean, or that we no longer can say things in a benign way which are so precise but someone will take offense. I am Appalachian but I don't necessarily take offense at "hillbilly" references. I am part American Indian but the sterotypical indian stuff doesn't bother me. My saying---As safe as if you were in Abraham"s back pocket and him fixin' to sit down. Abraham in the Bible (Abraham's bosom) There are so many more!

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