Saturday, May 17, 2008


Are you ready for another lesson in Southern Ebonics? (If you missed it, here's a peek at the previous lesson). How many of the following words look familiar? If you think you know the definition of one or more of these words, let me see you use it/them in a sentence. Any takers? Any additions?

1) et

2) illy-formed

3) sweet milk

4) touched

5) coat or court

6) jack-leg

7) sap-sucker

8) pecker-wood


Michelle Davis Petelinz said...

Okay, once again, I leap into the fray first:

1. "I'm hongry, I ain't et yet."
2. "That boy sure got an illy-formed head!"
4. "That boy with the illy-formed head is actin' quite touched."
5. "We ain't coat no fish today." (Just a guess!)
6. "Uncle Joe's jack-leg construction of the front steps almost got Aunt Lou kilt when she walked up 'em the first time."
(note the use of 'kilt'--my suggestion for an addition)
7. "If the pecker-woods have on shorts, you know you need a jacket--those folks don't know nothin' about the cold!"

How did I do?
This was fun, thanks for the laughs.

pjazzypar said...

I heard of them all unfortunately. What about doe, foe, hoe, and stoe. We do love to drop our "R's".

Liquor by the drink


I know more, but you get the point.

Malcolm said...

I have heard of a few of them. One of my older brothers still uses the term "sap-sucker".

Lawrence said...

hahaha I haven't heard some of those in years. I always get #5 from my aunties, "Boy, who you courting nowadays? You know that last girl was touched in the head." LOL