List Rules Vote up the antebellum holler slang that makes you wish kissin' cousins were a thing again.
The regional dialect of the South is nothing if not unique, and much of it dates back to before the mid-19th century. Antebellum and Civil War conversations would have sounded foreign to modern observers. Even now, if you visit Appalachia or some parts of the Southern US, you may not be able to understand some of what is said if you didn't grow up hearing it.
Here's a test: They're fixin' vittles for supper over yonder! What's your translation? If it wasn't "they're cooking dinner over there," then you need to brush up on your southern Appalachian slang. Many phrases are still used in the South today; others have fallen by the wayside but are just plain fun to say! Watch out though, pronunciation can be pretty tricky.
Below are some phrases that will have you hankerin' to sing out some top rail and peart slang!
[Translation: Here are some phrases that will give you the desire to call out some top quality and fresh expressions!]
Clodhopper Later used to refer to a "bumpkin," the term previously meant anything from "blood clot" to "a really heavy shoe."