|Photo taken on Mill Mountain, Roanoke, Virginia 2009|
Jaw--To talk or gossip. (Many times I heard my grandpa tell grandma to "stop her jawing" when she was talking with friends on the phone!)
Ailments--Disorders; disease. "She is full of ailments."
Jimber-jawed--Having a projecting lower jaw.
Amind--Aminded--Disposed; inclined to. "I have amind to buy that new spinning wheel." "Any person aminded to buy that ugly heifer must be half crazy."
This, that and tother--This, that, and the other. "What have you been doing all day?" "Oh, just this, that and tother." (My grandmother used to say this all of the time so of course, I picked it right up from her much to my mother's dismay!)
Ammon--Almond. (We always called them ammons.)
Bark--To knock the skin off. "I just barked my shin against that door."
Muley Cow--A cow without horns.
Knit--To grow together, as the ends of a broken bone. "The bones of his leg didn't knit straight."
Jowl--The lower jaw, usually refers to a hog jowl but also a human jaw. "I am going to smack you right in the jowl if you don't stop backtalking your mother."
Tom-walkers--Stilts on which a child walks. Usually made of saplings with a short limb being used for the footrest.
We also just LOVE to string together a whole bunch of prepositions! "You come on out from down in under that table!" Every time that I hear myself or my husband do this, it just makes me smile. It really does place a nice emphasis on what you are trying to say!