Appalachia English - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Actually Know?

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 Mar 02, 2021
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Question: 1/20Pick the correct answer!

If you are "fixin' to", that means you're _____
turning on a car
about to

Question: 2/20Pick the correct answer!

What does "he's got a burr in his saddle" mean?
He's angry
He's anxious
He's very confused

Question: 3/20Pick the correct answer!

Hotter than blue ______.

Question: 4/20Pick the correct answer!

If you "mash" something, it means what?
You press or smoosh it.
You cut it up.
You drive it.

Question: 5/20Pick the correct answer!

What is a "Po'Boy"?
A restaurant
A sandwich
A type of fish

Question: 6/20Pick the correct answer!

If someone compliments your "britches" they're talking about your:

Question: 7/20Pick the correct answer!

What is a "clicker"?
A cell phone
A T.V. remote
A ceiling fan

Question: 8/20Pick the correct answer!

If you say the word "reckon", you're saying ______.
Get out
I'm listening
I suppose

Question: 9/20Pick the correct answer!

What is a "commode"?
A toilet
An oven
A bicycle

Question: 10/20Pick the correct answer!

What is a "pocketbook"?
A purse
A backpack
A type of pants

Question: 11/20Pick the correct answer!

Define "supper".

Question: 12/20Pick the correct answer!

What does it mean when someone says "coke"?
A Diet Coke
Specifically a Coca-Cola
Any soft drink

Question: 13/20Pick the correct answer!

If your mama tells you to fetch a "buggy", she's asking you to grab what?
A car
A shopping cart
An insect

Question: 14/20Pick the correct answer!

When leaving for work, make sure to bring your "poke." What does this mean?
Your bag
Your coffee
Your car keys

Question: 15/20Pick the correct answer!

What does "over yonder" mean?
Over there
Over the hill

Question: 16/20Pick the correct answer!

What does it mean to "piddle"?
To waste time
To swim
To try something

Question: 17/20Pick the correct answer!

Mad as a wet _____.

Question: 18/20Pick the correct answer!

If you're gonna get into a "lick" of trouble, that means ______.
It's time to eat breakfast
The food you're cooking isn't going to turn out right
It'll be a decent amount of trouble

Question: 19/20Pick the correct answer!

What do you call the little bugs in the sky that light up?
Hot bugs
Lightning bugs

Question: 20/20Pick the correct answer!

You were always jealous of those kids with the latest "whimmy-diddles," or:
Toy; contraption
Gum; candy
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