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by waterworks
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hickory Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 5597

Hickory Tea

Andrew Dalby wrote:
waterworks wrote: What "other mom"?
You wrote 'This was supposed to stop the other which usually came the next day.' What did you mean by 'the other'?
Oh, I don't know, probably the diarrhea. :->
by waterworks
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: hob
Replies: 1
Views: 1728

hob

My father-in-law used to say "You played hob" when he thought someone was lying to him. Have you ever heard of that one?

FROM Bookclub Ket

I believe that the expression “played hob with” comes from Old English. The hob, a goblin, was spectacularly mischievous.
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hickory Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 5597

Hickory Tea

What "other mom"?
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hickory Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 5597

Hickory Tea

(The following excerpt is from the interview of Jennie Hines of Westville. - Indian Pioneer Papers) The medicines at that time were herbs from the woods. There were many Cherokee faith doctors at that time. Most of the common diseases were cured by herbs. For chills they used Hickory Tea, this was t...
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Hickory Tea
Replies: 17
Views: 5597

Hickory Tea

Has any one had any of this in their life time? I had plenty when I was growing up.
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: skift
Replies: 15
Views: 4363

skift

I think you are right!!!!!
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: What about surnames?
Replies: 16
Views: 4915

What about surnames?

Debz will fire Dick Cheney, since her last name "Shasserre" might mean "schassen which meant to expel someone (from a school), i.e., to chase them out."
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: skift
Replies: 15
Views: 4363

skift

Here you go little Viking. skift, shift --to get out of the way, to get a move on ? Clearly associated with the Standard English shift (to move, to deviate), but the sk- element may suggest a regional variation derived from Old Norse. .........and.......FROM:http://www.students.ncl.ac.uk/w.n.maguire...
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: skift
Replies: 15
Views: 4363

skift

Ozarkian?? Now that I think of it I'm afeared that he haint nothing but a plumb hillbilly. And here is some more "Ozarkian" language.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~mobarry/slang.htm
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: skift
Replies: 15
Views: 4363

skift

When it snows and is less than a quarter of an inch my husband calls it a "skift of snow"

HISTORY OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

GO TO:
http://www.kancoll.org/books/blair/blchapter03.htm
Hit your "ctrl" + "f" key and type "skift" in the blank. Then click "find next" button
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: skift
Replies: 15
Views: 4363

skift

I had never heard of this word until I moved to Missouri.
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: juggles
Replies: 19
Views: 4317

juggles

You bought it from Amazon? Can I borrow it? Sounds like a good book.
by waterworks
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: juggles
Replies: 19
Views: 4317

juggles

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dl ... Ozark+Folk

Debbie, here is the book on ebay. "Down in the Holler-Gallery of Ozark Folk". Since you won't give me your password to paypal you can bid on it yourself.
Debz's mom.