Posted by Doc M on February 16, 2000 at 18:15:59:
In Reply to: Re: G2000 Lodgings posted by Diana on February 16, 2000 at 17:46:19:
: : LOL! The first time I drove with a friend to Chimney Rock,
: : we ended up in the middle of Charlotte, and I still
: : don't know how we managed that. We pulled off at a
: : motel and went in to ask directions. The desk clerk
: : said, in a Scots burr as thick as a bowl of haggis, "Ye
: : lasses arrrren't from arrround here, are ye?" To
: : which I said, "Look who's talking, bub!" Being told
: : how to head west instead of south, we ended up in
: : Black Mountain a couple of hours later, and promptly
: : got lost again. I went into a gas station and asked
: : the owner, who was chewing an immensely large wad
: : of tobacco, for directions...to which he replied
: : "Raaatnaaaansaaaath." I got back in the car and told
: : my friend "We have to look for a Raaaat something or
: : other." After driving in circles for a half hour or
: : so it finally occurred to us that raaaatnaaaaan could
: : mean Route 9, so we eventually ended up on the right road.
: : I shudder to think what would have happened at night --
: : our bleached bones would still be mouldering in a
: : rusted-out Chevy ... and we would have missed all the
: : roadside stands selling rubber tomhawks and Elvis
: : paintings on black velvet!
: : Doc M
: Now Doc M,
: Being that I live right in the middle of tobacco growing country, it took me a minute to reck-a-nize that phrase "wad of tobacco." It is most commonly referred to as "chaw o' tobacky" round these here parts. I was wondering though, as you was studin' (studying) our backroads, if you happened upon any of our famous "bald peanut" stands. If cooked with a can of beer and the brine gets just the right amount of salty - they are quite a de-lite, right Ilsa??? But you must watch them carefully if cookin' 'em yerself. If the water balls (boils) off, they get "burnt slam up" real quick.
: Lovin'livin' in NC,
You're absolutely right -- "chaw" it is. Being the proud
descendant of West Virginia mountain folk, I should have
known better. You can suitably punish me by forcing
me to eat fried pork rinds and okra, and watch me
die a slow, lingering death. Now GooGoo Clusters, on
the other hand, are a whole different story!
Doc M, who would be most happy to live in NC as well!
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