Eastern North Carolina Sayings

Eastern North Carolina Sayings

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Growing up on a farm in the heart of eastern North Carolinaa€™s tobacco country, author Phil Beaman has been surrounded by country folk and their colorful language his entire life. Though these communities continue to change, the bond of their phrases, expressions, colloquialisms and just plain talk has remained within the hearts and minds of their people. Beaman chronicles this language in a humorous and fascinating collection of eastern North Carolinaa€™s most down-home sayings. Everything from the weather to drunken sayings to gobbledygook is presented straight from the horsea€™s mouth. You may not know how to pronounce some of the words, but you will surely enjoy a trip back to the halcyon days of livina€™ off the land and chewina€™ the fat.Meanwhile, the men in the neighborhood would dig the grave, usually in the family cemetery or the church cemetery. ... several days for family, friends and acquaintances to be notified, so the funeral was scheduled at a time that allowed foranbsp;...

Title:Eastern North Carolina Sayings
Author:Philip L. Beaman
Publisher:The History Press - 2014-02-11


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