i know foxworthy used to do this routine and we've always thought it was funny -- how about you guys . got any . my wife says "skood" . i fixed her a steak the other night and asked her how it was and she said its "skood"
One you generally only hear in the southern Appalachians is "you'uns" instead of "y'all." And if you weren't born here, you'll never be able to say it right.
Other mountain words: wasper, si-gogglin (crooked,) holp for help, etc.
One word that I have done a good bit of research, and have found that is universally and uniquely southern, is "stob." If you can define the word "stob," you are southern. If not, you are from somewhere else, or maybe you are a urban southerner.
holpen (archaic form of helped)
Kindly (kindly up against the fence)
ooops1 mentioned over yonder but also upar (up there)
bairn (new born)
close press (which is a chiffarobe for linens)
bed clothes (sheets, blankets etc. my son says I made this up)
Very, very different. Eastern NC has the deep south "cracker" dialect, with no rs on the ends of words, much like what we think of as a black accent. Western NC has a slow, drawled dialect, with extra rs added, that is mostly holdover Elizabethan English.