Appalachian Phrase of the Day
|Growing here on the Farmette.|
With a fair amount of politics in the news lately, (fair amount being facetious) I thought it appropriate for this Appalachian phrase to be political in nature. Good times...right?!
"These candidates don't miss a chance. They even work a funeral like a bee in a rosy-briar, shaking hands with everybody."
"The day I sell my vote will be when my cows come home."
"You haven't got any cows. Not even a heifer."
"That's what I mean."
"That's the rule in this country. Anything you can beat the government out of, that's honest."
All of these phrases, and so many more, can be found in, The Wolfpen Notebooks. Written by James Still, this book is a compilation of his life and the life he observed around him in the Kentucky hills. A life that little was written about and Mr. Still does it justice with his observations.
If you are interested in Appalachian life, it is so worth your time.