Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Appalachian Word of the Day

Directly:  (pronounced direckly) = shortly, as soon as possible, in a bit  

Our Appalachian Word of the Day is, "Directly".  As in the word my Grannie Lucy would say when she meant she was gettin' right to somethin'.  

So, directly I shall make salsa.....


edit a god barn photo ....


pick some Cosmos.....


maybe even pick some Queen Anne's Lace....


and, how about some Chard in the skillet.....



What are you gettin' to directly?  




38 comments:

  1. I'm hoping to be gettin' to bed directly Michelle.. but it's never going to happen ☺

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  2. I am getting to a walk directly. Have a good day!

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  3. lol....thanks for the chuckles this morning. :)

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  4. Good one -- "directly"! I'll be getting to my errands directly (after blogging, of course). That chard looks absolutely delicious!

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  5. Nice 'maters. Don't have any red ones yet.
    Your chard is gorgeous.
    xx

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  6. My other favorite is my neighbor, Stella, who says she better "get connecting" with whatever chore she needs to do :-).

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  7. I'm impressed by your tomatoes! I have to get moving and do something directly! ;-)

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  8. Oh that chard is gorgeous! Here in Wisconsin, we pronounce the 't' in directly. Funny, huh! I love the regional differences across this country.

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  9. I've got one more flower bed to fertilize and I'll get to it direckly.

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  10. My grandparents did things directly but I didn't like to hear it as it meant sometime longer than right now. My grandfather would never say eleven thirty when saying what time it was as it would be half past eleven or what ever. That generation didn't hear how to talk from anyone but family and neighbors, no radio or tv so they were getting a way of speaking that had been passed down for many generations, it was a link to the far distant past.

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  11. My dad was not from Appalachia (he was from Ohio) but he used 'direckly' all the time. I'll be gittin' me some lunch direckly...or maybe I should have said 'vittles'! :D

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    1. LOL! Well, I don't think I heard anyone say vittles when I was growing up, but I love that word!

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  12. I think most people pronounce it direckly.. if I say it direcTly.. it sounds funny. I'm gonna crochet on my summer shawl direckly. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. I will be sitting on the porch and do a little reading direckly.

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  14. I teach primary school and during the summer months, when I am off work, I stay up late and it is so great. Enjoy!

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  15. I shall feed the horses up on the hill directly.

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  16. I will be making some fresh salsa directly with our tomatoes. Had some chard tonight in an omelette and it was so tasty.

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  17. a "new to me" way to use the word!! i hope to directly clean my house!! i don't know if i used it correctly, but you get the message!!

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  18. salsa ... yum!! i have never made any but my parents have done so with a charity they did work for. i love queen anne's lace ... so pretty . i always wanted it in my wedding bouquet but it didn't work out 'cause i got married in November. oh well ... love it! ( ;

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  19. I will directly visit my blog friends :) Love the pretty photos today. x Karen

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  20. going to bed, lol. my tomatoes aren't ripe yet.

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  21. Isn't that funny...when I was young, I heard people say it all the time...now, I had forgotten all about "I'll get to that directly"....never hear it any more.

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  22. I have my grandson helping me tomorrow . . .
    Trimming branches, digging plantings, plus
    putting the summer screened porch together . . . directly.
    (I did the big clean up today, he will get directly into
    bringing the furniture cushions from storage onto the porch.)

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  23. Good morning Michelle!:) You made me smile with this post.:) I feel slow this morning, so I shan't be doing anything direckly!:) Great looking tomatoes and chard. I'm making lemon curd today,..sometime!!!

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  24. I want some tomatoes, but would love to try your salsa.

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  25. I will clean my kitchne directly. Ack!!

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  26. I meant kitchen, of course. And I so love your pictures.

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  27. Really beautiful photos to look at, warm greetings to you!

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  28. I guess that's checking the pool schedule and finish setting up my iPod. But homemade salsa sounds better. What a mess last time I made it, lol.

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  29. I do a lot of things directly, but can't think of a single thing right this minute.
    Why is it a God barn?

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  30. Yep. My ancestors are all from yonder. I am technically first generation Northerner, but this is in my blood. Thanks!

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  31. love these and i don't think there is anything better than nice warm tomatoes from the garden! i'm getting ready to eat a bowl of turkey chili then clean the kitchen and lots of other cleaning!

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  32. I don't think I've ever used "directly" in that context - but I like it - a lot!! I'm definitely going to use it in conversation soon.

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