Eastern North Carolina Sayings: From Tater Patch Kin to Madder Than a Wet Settin' Hen

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""Growing up on a farm in the heart of eastern North Carolinas tobacco country, author Phil Beaman has beensurrounded by country folk and their colorful language his entire life. Thoughthese communities continue to change, the bond of their phrases, expressions,colloquialisms and just plain talk has remained within the hearts and minds oftheir people. Beaman chronicles this language in a humorous and fascinatingcollection of eastern North Carolina most down-home sayings. Everything fromthe weather to drunken sayings to gobbledygook is presented straight from thehorse mouth. You may not know how to pronounce some of the words, but youwill surely enjoy a trip back to the halcyon days of livin; off the land andchewin; the fat""--