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“The Tar Heel State is the intertidal zone of the linguistic South: Overwhelming forces wash in and out, but weird, fascinating little tide pools remain….” — From “Why North Carolina Is the Most Linguistically Diverse U.S. State… But it might not be that way for much longer” by Dan Nosowitz at Atlas Obscura (Dec. 11) […]

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“The words very and must didn’t exist in the rural North Carolina dialect I spoke. All my relatives and neighbors used mighty where Yankees would use very. “I recall the first time I heard must coming from the mouth of a Southerner. Our high school was having career day and had invited a pianist from […]

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