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Great Wooded South Lexicon IV

Today's lesson is on: Fair, Midlyn, Fair to midlyn, scuse me, and mercy sakes
Great Wooded South Lexicon III: Finally, warsh rag, wirehouse

By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry

I hope the Great Wooded South Lexicon is of assistance to those who need assistance and even more I hope it helps us to preserve our rich heritage of language. All you guys and gals keep the suggestions coming. Remember: Language is at its best when it says the most while saying the least
  • Fair: Word denoting one's physical condition meaning in most cases that the subject is somewhat better than "barely above ground"

  • Midlyn: The cut of meat on a hog from which bacon is sliced. Sometimes referred to as "side meat"

  • Fair to midlyn: Phrase expressing one's physical condition to be a little more satisfactory than "Fair"

  • Scuse me: Pardon me

  • Mercy sakes:An expression of amazement, surprise or a feeling of being overwhelmed
More local, language, lexicon enlightener's forthcoming as the need comes to our attention and I am thankful for all the help from CM readers and contributors. I am inspired and enlightened daily by CM and all those who make it such a special gathering place. -Billy Joe Fudge

This story was posted on 2011-04-21 18:49:05
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