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Comments re article 43005 Talking Right Mysterious phrases in Adair Co KY speechBen Breeding writes:
Ed, I don't know if this is proper, but in southwest Adair Co., "I don't care to do that" would mean the person does not want to do "that". This is similar to responding that you "would not care for any" to an invitation for a food dish, which means you do not want any of it.Thanks for the insight on the regional nuances within the Supreme Shire of the term, "I don't care to do that," which, since the charged controversey steered up by the incomer George Kolbenschlag, who is beginning to settle in after 20 years. This Kolbenschlag has caused sleepless night for lots of Adair Countians since he put the matter on the table, knowing full well it would be a lightning rod for debate.
I don't think Columbia Townies realize the multi-cultural challenges of mastering the tri-lingual languages a Breedingtonian had to know to just get along. Not only did he/she have to learn to properly mumble Adair Countian, but had to speak fluent Dugantown, just to court in Cumberland County, and Metcalfese - just to be able to sell a cow.
It was one and one-half times the tribulations of Alsace-Lorraine kids. I've been told that in a number of homes in Breedingtown, some kids were bussed to the high school from homes where Adair Countian was barely a second language. Thanks so much for your erudite input on the matter. -EW
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