Home » Newsletter » Country Eggs

Country Eggs

Dear fellow lexigrapplers,

This week in the latest A Way with Words podcast, Martha reminisces about her family's mountain roots while dipping into the delicious vocabulary of Southernisms found in the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English. When ya'll listen to this one, you'll find out what a "cackleberry" is--and why you don't want to drink milk that's "blinky."


Don't forget, we're always looking for contestants for our "Slang This!" quiz. We'll find out on the air what you know about a couple of hot-rocking slang terms. If you want to play, all you need to do is send us your full name, location, a daytime telephone number, and your favorite slang word.


Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

Beside Myself (episode #1535)

The new Downton Abbey movie is a luscious treat for fans of the public-television period piece, but how accurate is the script when it comes to the vocabulary of the early 20th century? It may be jarring to hear the word swag, but it was already at...

Skookum (episode #1534)

So you’ve long dreamed of writing fiction, but don’t know where to begin? There are lots of ways to get started — creative writing classes, local writing groups, and books with prompts to get you going. The key is to get started, and...