Comments by granny

  • A popular mater variety grown in local gardens, it is used for both table (fresh) and home canning.

    April 7, 2007

  • cheated, scammed

    as in, "Dat sombitch who-do'ed me! I'm gonna go get my money back."

    April 7, 2007

  • a prank my friends play on folks that "ain't from aroun' here!"

    April 4, 2007

  • special areas set aside by state or federal authorities for public access to hunting/fishing resources

    April 2, 2007

  • sometimes called a dobro, it is an adaptation of the typical guitar and is often featured in bluegrass music

    April 2, 2007

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  • a large bass guitar played upright and often used in bluegrass music ensembles as both a rhythm and lead instrument

    April 2, 2007

  • traditionally, a genre of old-time and mountain music played on acoustic instruments with alternating leads and sung in multi-part harmonies

    April 2, 2007

  • the rural (and often deeply isolated) regions and peoples of the Appalachian mountain range located in the eastern United States

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  • gamelands terminology; the mandated recording by authorities of a sportsman's captures and kills

    as in, "I checked in that old bear I kilt, but they wooden let me keep her."

    April 2, 2007

  • a fishing strategy whereby the fisherman returns a captured fish to the water to be caught again later

    In a catfish tournament the captured fish is checked in and weighed before being returned to the pond.

    April 2, 2007

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  • a popular weekend ritual performed by devotees of competitive action at local pay-to-fish catch and release ponds; a locally accepted form of gambling

    The ponds are typically stocked commercially with catfish, carp, and/or crappie. Each tournament fisherman pays an entry fee to fish and compete for prizes. Tournaments vary in duration, and may be arranged as eight-hour, overnight, or full weekend contests. The pooled entry fees are awarded to hourly and overall winners of "most fish" and "biggest fish" caught. A $25 entry fee could net a lucky fisherman hundreds of dollars in prizes.

    April 2, 2007

  • used as bait for casual and tournament fishing; not to be confused with minner-cheese which, I've learned, is something entirely different... thank goodness.

    April 2, 2007

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  • as in, "Dat sombitch gave me down the road."

    April 2, 2007

  • as in, "I knowed dat!"

    April 2, 2007

  • as in, "She's purdy now, but she was a heifer back when I knowed her."

    April 2, 2007

  • as in, "Look at them purdy maters on the vine!"

    April 2, 2007

  • as in, "Bring that hosepipe over here. The maters are dry."

    April 2, 2007

  • not to be confused with: deedah.org/cheese/facts.html

    April 2, 2007

  • a recipe of grated or crumbled rat cheese, pimento, mayonnaise, and seasonings used as a sandwich spread

    as in, "I ate a minner-cheese sammich for dinner."

    April 2, 2007

  • as in, "She kindly made me mad."

    April 2, 2007

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  • the bleeding edge... I'll stay until I'm drained. Love what's happening here!

    March 23, 2007