Eastern North Carolina Sayings: From Tater Patch Kin to Madder Than A Wet Settin' Hen

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Growing up on a farm in the heart of eastern North Carolina'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 Carolina's most down-home sayings. Everything from the weather to drunken sayings to gobbledygook is presented straight from the horse'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 livin' off the land and chewin' the fat..
ISBN: 9781626191839
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Images: 34
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 7 (h)
Philip Beaman is a retired educator born and raised into a family of nine on a tobacco farm in rural Eastern North Carolina. He has published a host of articles in publications and has been interested in North Carolina language his whole life. Beaman holds four college degrees that have aided him in over 35 years in education. He still lives in rural North Carolina amongst the people of that beautiful and simple region.
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