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Old 02-20-2011, 02:26 AM
 
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I should have said in my post above that my Mother and Dad are from Eastern Kentucky.
Perry Co.
My Husbands family are from Booneville mostly.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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That's odd! I've lived in Kentucky all my life (so far) and I always thought Kentuckians spoke English just like everybody else!
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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Lol Kentuckians speak English, we just have our slang like everyone else does. I didn't really realize it until I married a man from South Florida. I'll say something and he'll look at me so funny. Like the other day I called a not so great carpenter a "jackleg" well he had no clue what I was saying. He thinks it's cute though, I'm just his little southern belle.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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Living in KY I've had several people come up to my children and say, "Peep-eye!".

Which, I've realized, is the game that I've always called "Peek-a-boo".
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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Can anyone give me a term used in KY that means illegitimate? It has two words and the last word is _____ colts. It is an older term and I thought that it was wooden colts but that is not correct. You might say, "On that side of the family, there are many ________ colts.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:26 AM
 
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Can anyone give me a term used in KY that means illegitimate? It has two words and the last word is _____ colts. It is an older term and I thought that it was wooden colts but that is not correct. You might say, "On that side of the family, there are many ________ colts.
Can't say as I know any specific term that Kentuckians might use for someone who was "born out of wedlock" I assume is what you're implying? I mean, my grandparents from Kentucky, were country people from an older generation and they used many terms and expressions that I've never heard "anyone" use today at all.

A couple that always stood out is my grandparents in western Kentucky always called "sparrows" ( you know the little birds ) "spatsy's" or "spatsies" and I've heard it here and there from a few older folks up there but never since or anywhere else LOL.

They also used to say "rounder" or "rounder'd" they'd say "He sure was a rounder that feller" or a "rounder" sometimes. I "assume" that meant someone who was wild, a hellion type, rebellious? I dunno, if anyone else has ever heard of the old folks in Kentucky using that, I'd like to know what it means.

I miss alot of the old folks and the way they talked, all the old words they used, those were good times. Sadly too many of them have left us.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Can anyone give me a term used in KY that means illegitimate? It has two words and the last word is _____ colts. It is an older term and I thought that it was wooden colts but that is not correct. You might say, "On that side of the family, there are many ________ colts.
"Woods colt", also seen written as "woodscolt".

There's a German term that is similar, but I can't remember it. I hosted some German guests who were chaperoning a teens' folk dance group from near Frankfurt a good many years ago - the name of the group was this term. I think it translated as "woods calf", not "colt", but I suspect there's a connection.
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