Appalachia

Monday, June 30, 2003
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I’m road trippin’ in Southern Appalachia right now, and what joy it is. Having left some friends in Asheville, North Carolina this morning, I’m in the Blowing Rock-Boone area, near Appalachia State University. I found a public library with computers; how sad our Internet addictions are, eh?

I love this part of the country; more on that later. In the NW North Carolina mountains, and on eastward through to Boone, it’s Confederate country, where I’m glad to see Confederate flags flying from stores, shops, and the local tourist traps. I’ve been coming to these parts for years, and I’m always taken by the mountain talk these folks use. Words like “vittles” (food), “hesh up” (be quiet), “a-fixin’” (getting ready), “naw” (no), “poke” (bag), “whupped” (whipped), “biggety” (stuck up), and my favorite: “you’ns” (instead of the non-mountain South’s “y’all”).

I’ll be posting for you’ns later, ya’hear?

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