We invite folks from the outer precincts and other foreign parts to lend an ear to what four centuries of southern talk have wrought, Roy Wilder Jr. writes in You All Spoken Here. This delightful book preserves and explains the South's linguistic heritage with some three thousand specimens of the region's most picturesque, metaphorical, and gloriously inventive speech.
Wondering how to make points with your mother? "Don't talk back. Keep the woodbox filled. And don't stake the cow where she can get to wild onions." A sophisticated man "has been places and et in ho-tels." A dependable person "plows a straight furrow and goes to the end of the row."
You All Spoken Here is a marvelously funny piece of southern humor and a language lover's delight.
How to Speak "You All":from kin see to cain't see = from dawn to dusklight a shuck = make hastemight can = maybeOklahoma credit card = a siphon hosepoke = a sack or bagsaucered and blowed = coffee that's cooled downskedaddle = get up and gospittin' image = in the spirit and the image
|Publisher:||University of Georgia Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)|
About the Author
Roy Wilder Jr., is a native of North Carolina, a self-described backsliding Methodist, and a yellow dog Democrat. He has been a war correspondent, a newspaper reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, a political consultant, and an award-winning advertising and public relations man.