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17 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Cutting edge is right Mike!

This outfit stopped by the house the other day and when they showed mother that new fangled contraption, she just had to have it.

Nothings to good for the missusūü•į

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Bought me a bottle of reumatiz medicine tooūüėČūü§†

Oh gosh   Jeff...we certainly live in troubled times....I am well aware of the United States almost defaulting on its fiscal obligations....but that irrepressible  fiscal   genius that   sits on your political lid   has pulled another  hat out of a rabbit...and pulled you through a major world wide crisis...But I am shocked at the   parsimonious situation of the State of Nebraska.....where you are still relying   on the good will  of Mr  Baker and his faux pas   medicine cart  still plying his goods out in the back blocks  of civilization....for  comfort   and culture....and  all  the remedy's , no doubt,   for coughs ,   colds  , sore holes,    and pimples on the dickie...and  not forgetting the ''reumatiz....':rolleyes:'

I understood there had been accusations of insider trading with  "'Baker's Medicine ''...and that well known  family orientated franchise  "'Target ''   had taken over his business...with of course   ..a view to a future ,general  overhaul of the   well  being of  humanity......achieved, evidently by giving every one those ''rose tinted glass's""  which will help lift ol' hillbilly's like you  ...( and some   un-named folk from Arkansas,)    into the twentieth   century.....

Getty images   great stuff   there, Jeff...:)

Mike

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He does have a way with words¬†ūü§£¬†the state of things enough to boil your blood though ūü§¨

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Having spent the better part of a couple years 'down under' I'm sure our friends have heard it butchered many times.......it's Qantas not Kwantus. (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service). But, even having worked for them for a bit, I never could pronounce it like a native.

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23 minutes ago, dads706 said:

Having spent the better part of a couple years 'down under' I'm sure our friends have heard it butchered many times.......it's Qantas not Kwantus. (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service). But, even having worked for them for a bit, I never could pronounce it like a native.

I've wondered where that name came from.  But can you show us in text how it should be pronounced?

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4 hours ago, mike newman said:

Oh gosh   Jeff...we certainly live in troubled times....I am well aware of the United States almost defaulting on its fiscal obligations....but that irrepressible  fiscal   genius that   sits on your political lid   has pulled another  hat out of a rabbit...and pulled you through a major world wide crisis...But I am shocked at the   parsimonious situation of the State of Nebraska.....where you are still relying   on the good will  of Mr  Baker and his faux pas   medicine cart  still plying his goods out in the back blocks  of civilization....for  comfort   and culture....and  all  the remedy's , no doubt,   for coughs ,   colds  , sore holes,    and pimples on the dickie...and  not forgetting the ''reumatiz....':rolleyes:'

I understood there had been accusations of insider trading with  "'Baker's Medicine ''...and that well known  family orientated franchise  "'Target ''   had taken over his business...with of course   ..a view to a future ,general  overhaul of the   well  being of  humanity......achieved, evidently by giving every one those ''rose tinted glass's""  which will help lift ol' hillbilly's like you  ...( and some   un-named folk from Arkansas,)    into the twentieth   century.....

Getty images   great stuff   there, Jeff...:)

Mike

I don't understand why @mike newmannewmannewmanneneannennewmannewmannewmannen

thinks hillbillies are so backwards?

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speaking of things down under here are two of my peeves that people say.......

its not a prostrate its a prostate and for the person with that sugar diabetes, do we really need to know its a sugar thing or could it be the person is a diabetic = cmon people

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7 hours ago, mike newman said:

Oh gosh   Jeff...we certainly live in troubled times....I am well aware of the United States almost defaulting on its fiscal obligations....but that irrepressible  fiscal   genius that   sits on your political lid   has pulled another  hat out of a rabbit...and pulled you through a major world wide crisis...But I am shocked at the   parsimonious situation of the State of Nebraska.....where you are still relying   on the good will  of Mr  Baker and his faux pas   medicine cart  still plying his goods out in the back blocks  of civilization....for  comfort   and culture....and  all  the remedy's , no doubt,   for coughs ,   colds  , sore holes,    and pimples on the dickie...and  not forgetting the ''reumatiz....':rolleyes:'

I understood there had been accusations of insider trading with  "'Baker's Medicine ''...and that well known  family orientated franchise  "'Target ''   had taken over his business...with of course   ..a view to a future ,general  overhaul of the   well  being of  humanity......achieved, evidently by giving every one those ''rose tinted glass's""  which will help lift ol' hillbilly's like you  ...( and some   un-named folk from Arkansas,)    into the twentieth   century.....

Getty images   great stuff   there, Jeff...:)

Mike

Well, Mr Mike

Do I detect a hint of sadness, sorrow maybe for my White Underpriveledged way of life???

Actually, I am proud to be a backwoods redneck resident of flyover country. 

And when left alone by the outside world, am very happy

Where, when we see a rainbow, it is painted across the sky by our Lord after a refreshing rain and makes me smile. Not that other thing I see (people?) parading around.

I have a good friend who is honing his distilling skills without a marketing genius that shoots himself in the foot by catering to the crazies

We also don't have to worry about which bathroom to use as there are many trees strategically placed by nature

No matter what you heard, there is no Target painted on the side of Mr Baker's wagon because of satanic items inside, just pure wholesome snake oilūüėŹ

And with all the product makers that decided they don't want me for a customer, I am trying new things. 

I might even boil up some of that black billy goat tea you are so fond ofūüėÉ

Well, time to get Ma a shellin' corn........dem chickens gotta eat so's I can have eggs for breakfastūü§†

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In the flue-cured tobacco area of north central North Carolina, we would prime tobacco - not pick tobacco. And it was pronounced tuh-BYE-kuh, or most would just say BYE-kuh.

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2 hours ago, TriStripe1086 said:

In the flue-cured tobacco area of north central North Carolina, we would prime tobacco - not pick tobacco. And it was pronounced tuh-BYE-kuh, or most would just say BYE-kuh.

We used to have Burley Tobacco here. We would ‚Äúcut‚ÄĚ it. And the real professionals referred to it as ‚ÄúBack-er‚ÄĚ

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On 5/31/2023 at 3:59 PM, searcyfarms said:

speaking of things down under here are two of my peeves that people say.......

its not a prostrate its a prostate and for the person with that sugar diabetes, do we really need to know its a sugar thing or could it be the person is a diabetic = cmon people

...remember, though.  .prostates   can often make blokes prostrate.......:(

Mike

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On 5/31/2023 at 2:59 PM, acem said:

I don't understand why @mike newmannewmannewmanneneannennewmannewmannewmannen

thinks hillbillies are so backwards?

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...yes  Ace...that is  a worry all right...but I am really impressed with your family  portrait...I guess that is you   holding   the '''6''   gauge  ???    ..I imagine the threat of that thing going off  is a considerable   incentive for the nuptials to proceed ...and get everything tied up real tight ..like ...Yeah..a poke in the testicles with  that weapon  would give the young stallion food for thought.    I reckon.......Good of you to respond to the Arkansas reference.......I  note that perhaps spelling is not  your 'long suit '    as people are wont to say...and I must say I had   hoped  that reference to your fine State would have caused ol"  @MacAR also,  to raise an eyebrow ...and punch a few keys in response.....:)

Good one  Ace!!!

Mike

......forgot to ask, Ace ...where do you carry your  personal  hygienic  ''fire extinguisher ''    in case your ample facial hair get  ''a'flamin'  .....or would you just use the ''hooch'' jar to douse any conflagration  ....??....:rolleyes:

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11 hours ago, mike newman said:

...yes  Ace...that is  a worry all right...but I am really impressed with your family  portrait...I guess that is you   holding   the '''6''   gauge  ???    ..I imagine the threat of that thing going off  is a considerable   incentive for the nuptials to proceed ...and get everything tied up real tight ..like ...Yeah..a poke in the testicles with  that weapon  would give the young stallion food for thought.    I reckon.......Good of you to respond to the Arkansas reference.......I  note that perhaps spelling is not  your 'long suit '    as people are wont to say...and I must say I had   hoped  that reference to your fine State would have caused ol"  @MacAR also,  to raise an eyebrow ...and punch a few keys in response.....:)

Good one  Ace!!!

Mike

......forgot to ask, Ace ...where do you carry your  personal  hygienic  ''fire extinguisher ''    in case your ample facial hair get  ''a'flamin'  .....or would you just use the ''hooch'' jar to douse any conflagration  ....??....:rolleyes:

I'm afraid my jar contains a considerable amount of highly combustible shine. Them there Yankees (people who live north of the mason Dixon line, with the exception of some fine folks in Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia) store their corn in bins. We store ours in jars! It makes a fine motor fuel but it's a shame to use it that way! Stop by and we'll let you try some.

However, the fine hillbillies in Tennessee have us Ozark hillbillies beat. They have the big rock candy mountains where the liquor flows down in streams and they have a lake of whiskey. The video below explains it pretty well.

To learn more about what it's like to live in the mountains of the southern US, watch the documentary 'O Brother, where art thou?' 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Matt Kirsch said:

Anybody mention "bRush hog?"

It's a BUSH HOG. No "r."

Perhaps it's because Bush Hog is an actual brand and they're referring to a rotary mower of another brand? I wonder if Bush Hog is copy righted? 

Anyway here's what Wiki has to say for what it's worth:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brush_hog

Edit: I call it a Bush HogūüėĀ

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6 hours ago, acem said:

I'm afraid my jar contains a considerable amount of highly combustible shine. Them there Yankees (people who live north of the mason Dixon line, with the exception of some fine folks in Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia) store their corn in bins. We store ours in jars! It makes a fine motor fuel but it's a shame to use it that way! Stop by and we'll let you try some.

However, the fine hillbillies in Tennessee have us Ozark hillbillies beat. They have the big rock candy mountains where the liquor flows down in streams and they have a lake of whiskey. The video below explains it pretty well.

To learn more about what it's like to live in the mountains of the southern US, watch the documentary ' Brother, where art thou?' 

 

 

On of my favorite movies of all time!

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, mike newman said:

and I must say I had   hoped  that reference to your fine State would have caused ol"  @MacAR also,  to raise an eyebrow ...and punch a few keys in response.....:)

Oh Mike... where to begin? 

Most of us ol' stump-jumpers can read and write, and even cipher some. Else-ways how'd we figure out how much to pay the man what owns the store after the cotton's been ginned? 'Course, here lately we've got a outfit of d@mned "furriners" moved in here from places like Californey and Michygan and them other "civ-i-lized" places. Seems like they're right smart bunch 'a folks; they've come all the way this far down here to tell us that we've been living wrong all these years. But they won't last; they never do. If the heat and the poverty don't get 'em the snakes and the ticks will. They're a reason why so many of us up here in these hills are still here, cause we're too poor to move and too set in our ways to change! But we're movin' up in the world these days. Got some right new cars, and these here "silly phones", and even got that thar "innernet" out in the boondocks now. Yessir, we've sure come along way these last few years.¬†ūü§£

Now, some 'a these days I'm aimed to come down yonder to "down under" and visit all them places that you've showed and I reckon they'll be a few "hillbillies" like me and ol' Ace down there too. Might be interestin to get all the hill folks of the world together sometime... might not get much accomplished but I'll betcha we can put away some beer!

Cheers mate!¬†ūüćĽūüćļ

Mac

 

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I used to work with a guy who always said his brother lived in Westconsin and worked for Johnson and Johnson Wax.

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I have got excited about misspellings or mispronunciations over the years, don't care as much these days, but agree that the Cummins/Cummings thing is kinda ridiculous.  The G isn't cast into any component or emblem, only appears in written and spoken word, and no one spells Katerpillar, Catterpiller, Detroited Diesels, International Harvested, LT 6.0L instead of LS 6.0L, Powerstroker, John Deering, yet Cummings is common.

I feel like Allis Chambers isn't as common in the last decade or earlier, I figured it came from hand written ads that classified magazine editors mistook the cursive l for a b

My Grampy said things like "warsh our hands" "free" instead of "three", My Grandma with her Scottish accent said buuks instead of books, my daughter criticizes me saying genuine "genuwine" she says "genuwin", but regardless of how we all pronounce words differently, we would all spell them the same with no added G

Most of the old family names in my area are English speaking Scottish, Irish and Welsh origin, the biggest section in the alphabetical list of my phone's contacts are the "Mc's", a French named family that has been a long time are the Ladoucer's, none of them that I know speak french, there name would be pronounced "LahDoosay" in French but is said "Lattiser" by them, the common mispronunciation is "Lattister"

My Mother in law refers to Costco as "Costco's" it used to drive me nuts when I was younger and more hot headed.  Criticizing, I imagined her "Costco's" like it was a Mom and Pop operation that Harold and Mildred Costco would eventually hand down to there son James "Jimmy" Costco.  In recent years I don't try to correct it and it doesn't bother me, in fact I refer to it as Costco's now.  When I started saying Costco's my wife thought I was making fun of her Mom, which maybe light heartedly it had some roots in that spirit, but mostly rooted from it being unique and something that reminded me of someone I love when I said it.  Similar to when I call a small car a wee car like my Scottish Grandma would. 

In the world of equipment and vehicles numbers and letters mean things and it's laughable when you see something like "Cummings 12 valve, P pump, 48RE, 4:10s, Dana 60 front, 35 inch tires" so many specs and an extra G.  To pick apart classified ads for old trucks I have seen lately, the common ridiculous statement is something like "solid truck, just needs floors and rockers"

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16 hours ago, New Englander said:

Perhaps it's because Bush Hog is an actual brand and they're referring to a rotary mower of another brand? I wonder if Bush Hog is copy righted? 

Anyway here's what Wiki has to say for what it's worth:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brush_hog

Edit: I call it a Bush HogūüėĀ

It's a double-edged sword. People call ANY rotary mower a "bRush hog" and also call the brand "BRush Hog." Neither is correct.

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I'll throw in my two cents worth here. One that always jumps off the screen at me is "hydrolics". Sorry folks but that is not a word. What you are trying to say is "hydraulics". 

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One that I see often is in the written form. Many times "insure" is used when it should be "ensure". Insure means to take insurance out on something. Ensure is to make certain of something.

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"Gauge vs Guage - What's the difference?"

"As nouns the difference between gauge and guage

is that gauge is a measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard while guage is misspelling of lang=en.
 

As a verb gauge

is to measure or determine with a gauge; to measure the capacity of."

https://wikidiff.com/gauge/guage

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