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Great Wooded South Lexicon IX: Bible says Words hold power of life and death

Lesson on: Ferner, Faread, Naire, Polecat, Body man.

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By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester
Kentucky Department of Forestry

The Great Wooded South Lexicon is taking on a life of its own and most certainly is a team effort. More and more of you are bringing words and phrases to my attention each week. The Bible says "the power of life and death are in the tongue". If so, and I believe that it is, then what we say and how we say it takes on supreme importance.
  • Ferner: Someone from another country or simply someone not originally from here.

  • Faread: The part of the face between the eyebrows and the hairline.

  • Naire: Most commonly means neither or not.

  • Polecat: Local vernacular for skunk.

  • Body man: Person who repairs damage to the body of a car or one who rebuilds wrecked cars.
More local, language, lexicon enlightener's forthcoming as the need comes to our attention and I am thankful for all the help from CM readers and contributors. I am inspired and enlightened daily by CM and all those who make it such a special gathering place.

This story was posted on 2011-06-05 11:18:29
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