Sunday, January 15, 2012


Over time I will be posting entries from Specifically from Dr. Goodword's at Play article containing Southern words and their meanings. Some I actually use and some I've never heard of, even though I was born in the South and have lived here all my life.

So...the first word is:

As in "A prefix to the present participle to make it purtier. e.g. "Abe's a-workin in backer t'day; Ma's a-talkin to you, son!" (see also agwine, agonna, acoming, aworking, etc.)

Dr. Goodward of, Dr. Goodward's Office, had kindly put together a lengthy list of Southern definitions at . Anyone who writes Southern novels, such as I, knows this is a reference book just as Webster's dictionary.

So, I hope you'll practice your Southernese and until next time...

Y'all come back, ya hear!


  1. Too Kool...I didn't know there was a thing called Southernese. Lookin forward to the next one.

  2. I'm not sure if it's an official title for "our" language, but it's fun to read from that site. I'll try posting one each day or at least a few per week.