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A bait vs. a mess: Geographical nuances of meaning

Meanings are owing to where you are at
Comments re article 42878. Words: When tGoogle is not enoughMike Watson writes:
Growing up in the Inroad-Earls Ridge-Fairplay region of the county, I am most familiar with "bait" being associated with a belt-stretching feed on fish, fowl or meat. "Mess" was generally reserved for greens and the like. This is certainly not meant as a contradiction to the Sacred Triangle definition espoused by cousin, Brother "Jim." -Mike Watson
Thanks. Scholarship on the finer meanings of the language is welcome by CM, and I'm sure by Brother "Jim," a learned man hisself, appreciates the ology of linguistics, in talking right. At CM we celebrate these local differences in dialect, especially between such geograpically diverse regions as Ono-Sano-Esto and Earls Ridge/Fairplay. We should all cherish the local distinctions. In the S.T., one could have a bait of anything - greens, pawpaws, squirrel, or RC Cola, but in Earls Ridge-Fairplay one would have a bait of squirrel, a mess of greens, and, a swig of red likker. -EW




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