Appalachian Word of the Day

gaum: n. mess (gom) ; also used as a transitive verb: to "gaum up" 


A back alley here in Smalltownland.  


Here I am on Tuesday, still reflecting on Sunday.  The guys were planning their trip, which is to Colorado to hunt Elk, and had all of their, "things", spread out in the house.  The husband said it would be put back in the closet, but I have yet to see that happen.  

Yet, to see that happen, I say. 

This is on top of all the regular, "things", that get placed around the house.  

*sigh* 

Life is good, but it comes with a lot of gaum.  



Comments

  1. ...I'll just stick with making messes.

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  2. Hello, neat shot of the back alley. I am sure the men in your life are looking forward to the hunting trip to Colorado. Great quote! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. Life is good, but it comes with a lot of gaum = you have boys!!! spell check does not like gaum, it changes it to gum!!!

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  4. Haha! Life can definitely get a bit gaumy at times Michelle 😀

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  5. My Mom, born and raised in farm country Oklahoma, always used the term "gom". And it's even accepted in Scrabble! LOL! I bet the guys will love Colorado! And you girls will love where you're going! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. smalltownland doesn't look all that small. We don't have back alleys around here - like not even one. Now that's... small. :-)

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  7. There seems to be guam everywhere you look these days. Need some specialists who deal with guam to clean them up. :)

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  8. I have to have my daughter organize around here. I could hear her groaning last night.

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  9. I love that alley....it has personality..
    Not sure I've ever heard the word GAUM..I wonder, tho, if that is the word my mama meant when she said things like "the lawn mower is "gummed" up with wet grass"..??

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  10. "Stuff" always seems to find its way right out there in the open . . .
    (Great father/son happening though!)/

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  11. Haha! You can say that again! Love learning new words for the ever-present messes of life! Back alleys are always interesting - love the dented pipe cover :)

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  12. I wish my gaum would magically disappear. xo Laura

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  13. Gaum - what a curious word! I like it but not the mess around the house!

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  14. My Mother always used the terms messin' and gomin' when she was thoroughly fed up with our messes.

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  15. Life is good indeed, we live and learn. So nice of you to share, greetings!

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  16. It sure does and the last few days I've been shaking it up around here, literally, creating more of a mess somehow as I plan for doggie duty across town, I can imagine getting ready for a hunting trip. That back stoop has personality, looks like a place to smoke a ciggy and get into trouble.

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  17. Gaum is a good word for my husbands home office. : )

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  18. New word!! I'll have to remember this one and make a point of pointing out the gaum Bud makes from time to time!

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  19. LOL, I guess it's a man thing. I'm always getting my butt chewed for leaving my "stuff" out everywhere. I just like to know where it is! :~)

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