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Feelin’ Right Peert Today

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Michael in Aurora, Kentucky, wonders about the word peert, meaning “in good health” or “chipper,” as in Yesterday I felt kindly puny, but today I feel right peert. Heard primarily in the American South, peert, also spelled peart, derives from English pert, “lively” or “jaunty.” Good news might pearten up someone’s mood, and in Appalachia, peartening juice means “homemade whiskey.” This is part of a complete episode.

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