We have plenty of local color in Georgia even when the cherries & crape myrtles aren't blooming. Atlanta comedian Jeff Foxworthy has made his fortune laughing about his Southern upbringing. As an AR service, I've decided to expand on Jeff's offerings by starting an Appalachian American Thesaurus in AR. Knowing how & when to use ya'll or you-uns won't get you far enough. Today's words:
Studdun- verb. Studying, Considering.
Haddinorta- verb/adverb combination/abomination. Should not, Ought not, Often prefacing a double-negative
Neerbout- adjective. Almost, Nearly, Around, Approximately
"I been studdun 'bout sellin' ma 4 acres in Ball Ground fer $42,500 a acre but the folks at www.erasunriserealty.com and the Chamber of Commerce folks at www.cherokeega.com keep tellin' me I haddinorta lowball it like 'at 'cause somethin' called a "market analysis" sez land's wuth neerbout $60,000 a acre anywhere in Cherokee County."
Tune in next week for another lesson.