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Smoky Mountain Anglish (English)

afeared

afraid

ah

personal pronoun, oneself, "I"

airish

breezy, chilly

bald

treeless mountaintop

bluff

cliff, usually facing a river

boomer

red squirrel indigenous to the Smokies

bottom

flat land along a stream or riverbed. Usually the most fertile and level, thus the most desirable for farming

branch

a small tributary to a creek or an arm of a river

bream

pronounced "brim",  any of a variety of sunfish especially blue gills

britches

pants

cut a shine

to dance

dope

soft drink, soda pop as in, "Ah'm a fixin ta go fetch me a bottle o' dope."

eh law!

Oh well!

fair up

when rainy weather clears up

fetch

to get

fixin

Preparing to do something  as in "Ah'm a fixin ta fetch some poke salat."

fount

past tense of find as in "Ah fount a mess o poke on the hill."

haint

ghost

holler

valley surrounded by mountains

jasper

outsider, stranger

kilt

past tense of kill

knock his head off

take advantage of; get a great bargain as in "When you sell him that mule, knock his head off. He's cheated everbody in the holler!"

liketa

almost, nearly as in "That bar liketa kilt him!"

mash

the fermenting corn mixture used in the distilling of moonshine or a verb meaning to press or push as in "Just mash that button and the light'l come on."

mess

an indeterminate quantity, usually enough for a meal as in, "He brung home a big old mess of bream." Also, an undesirable group or family as in "That worthless mess that lives up on Gopher Bald ain't worth spit!"

might could

it's a possibility as in "Ah might could whup a painter if'n Ah was a mind to!"

a mind to

of a particular inclination (see above)

painter

a mountain lion; from the word  "panther"

pick

to play a stringed bluegrass instrument, like a banjo, guitar or mandolin

plait

to braid or the braid itself such as a girl's hair or a rope

poke

bag or sack

poke salat

often pronounced poke salad - wild greens boiled to leach out poisons; often mixed with eggs and fried or eaten like collard greens

ramp

strong smelling and flavored small wild onion

razor back

wild hog

right smart

large quality, quantity, or number as in "That's a right smart price fer a mule."

soup beans

soupy pinto beans cooked slowly with salt pork and always eaten with cornbread

tote

verb: to carry adjective: a kind of sack like the one used to carry home a mess o poke salat

y'aw or y'all

the entire group or sometimes used in conversation to indicate just the single person being spoken to as in "Yore kiddin y'all!";  you all

yonder

there in the distance (usually with over) as in Over yonder 's whur my Daddy lives; also a large amount or quantity as in "That's way yonder more'n it's worth. You really knocked his head off!"

yore

contraction for "you are"

young'un

child

whup

defeat in combat; vanquish (see might could)

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Monthly Average
Temperatures and Precipitation [Inches]

Month

High

Low

2015

January

47

30

4.75

February

52

33

3.91

March

61

40

5.04

April

71

48

3.52

May

78

57

4.33

June

85

65

4.77

July

88

69

3.97

August

87

68

3.4

September

81

62

3.03

October

71

50

3.03

November

60

41

4.1

December

50

34

4.37

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