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JB3 Colloquialisms II - for faster loading (108* d) RE: Colloquialisms II - for faster loading 12 Apr 99

When I first moved to Kentucky (Somerset is somewhat south and east of Berea, I went to college there, too), there were several turns of phrase that surprised me. I asked for a lift to the store and my cousin said, "I don't care to," meaning she didn't mind. They also use the term "stove-up", as in she fell up the stairs and stove up her fingers, or my back is all stove up. I guess this is because a stovepipe collapses on itself? I especially like the way they call Chevys "shivvys" or "shiver-lays" and motorcycles "sickles". Athens Ky is pronounced with a long A. Versailles is ver-sales.


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