Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Great Wooded South Lexicon XIII

Previous: Great Wooded South Lexicon XII | Next: Great Wooded South Lexicon XIV

By Billy Joe Fudge

Yes, it has been a "spell" (see definition below) since I've updated our GWS Lexicon. However, there has been a "passel" (GWS Lexicon II) of folks move into our area that are having great difficulty understanding us locals and being understood, due to Local Linguistic Cognitive Disorder. LLCD has been studied extensively by Great Wooded South University for the last six decades, and that study continues.
  • Spell - a period of time, usually of moderately short duration

  • Far - combustion which commonly produces heat, light and smoke; terminate one's employment

  • From off - a phrase coined by the late Ed Waggener, meaning, "someone who resides here but was not born or raised here"

  • Mater - a locally grown and vine ripened tomato which must both smell and taste the part, regardless of how it looks

This story was posted on 2021-07-18 07:52:36
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.