Regional Vernacular

The words and phrases below illustrate what part of our country we hail from.

1.pinkletink noun- spring peeper frog-Martha’s Vineyard

2. king’s ex exclamation-time out-Mississippi Gulf

3. snail noun- cinnamon roll- California

4. hook-jack verb- skip school-New England

5. noodle verb-catfish bare-handed- Arkansas,Missouri,Oklahoma

6. givey adjective-humid,or moist- Mid- and South Atlantic

7. rumplekammer noun-storage closet-Wisconsin

8. all-overs noun-nervous feelings -South

Word Power by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon 

Published in Reader’s Digest

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