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Great Wooded South Lexicon XI: Properly mumbling Kentuckyese

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

Once again, I am so thankful for our local vocabulary which is so much more efficient, smooth and descriptive than more grammatically correct dialects.

I owe a debt of gratitude to a high up member of the CM staff for reminding about wasper and how it came about because of the many self-inflicted injuries and near death experiences brought on by simply trying to pronounce the plural form of the word, wasp.
  • Wasper: a stinging insect which can be either red or almost black.

  • Share: a light rain or a stand up bath

  • Combacream: an ice cream cone

  • Quirse: odd, different, or out of the ordinary
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 2011-06-19 05:09:22
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