Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday Musings on All Things Southern
While working on Waiting for Sunrise, the second in the Cedar Key novels, I had a character use the word "ever" for "every."
I went the the library ever week of the world.
I took a samplin' of ever one.
These words that come so easily to those of us reared in the South are strange to everyone else. Foreign, like Greek. Or Hebrew. Or Russian.
So, I'm just letting them come to mind as they come to mind.
Here's one: Hankerin'.
Definition: a craving.
Example: I've got a hankerin' for some shrimp and grits.
Mmmmm.... now that's good eats! And it reminds me, I'll be in Cedar Key, Florida on August 27 signing my latest book Chasing Sunsets at Kona Joe's (Located at 24th & 6th). If you live there or just want to get away for a wonderful weekend, come on down!