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Songs About Being 17Grey's Anatomy QuotesVine Quotes4 Leaf CloverSelf Respect, 1. In regards to your comments suggesting Southerners to be slow witted, ignorant, uneducated hillbillies with inferiority complexes….well…I have to refer to all the famous writers, orators, scientists, artists, musicians, athletes, researchers, singers, actors, doctors, lawyers, Miss Americas, and Miss USAs that have come out of the South. Anyone who bends over backwards to say “latch” is a silly, stupid phony, who is trying to be native, local and cool. Celeb, you’re an uneducated moron. Sign in to disable ALL ads. Right or wrong that is how most everyone pronounces here. And should you dare to actually ask and wonder, just for the sake of argument, would the origin of the word actually be a way to know who is the enemy? It’s just like my explain to people if you say well his name is John but I pronounce it Joan. I no longer live in the south – I live in Boston! You need to learn the language. I may be a Kansas Corn-Pone but I believe that when you strip all the extraneous layers of convention away, lay will prove correct. Although we can all agree that the Appalachian Trail is a beautiful, wondrous footpath that extends nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, when it comes to something as basic as to how it’s pronounced, the room is split. Kansas is probably the flattest state in the whole country! The Trail of Tears passes within five miles of my sister’s house. We all say Appalaychan. We say layshan. I just want to thank you for clarifying the pronunciation. I’m from southern Appalachia. Tennessee hillbillies will do whatever they can to not speak proper English. As the article explains, Colonial era maps referred to the mountain chain as the Apalache, Apalatsy or Apalachen. Never heard anyone say Appalatchun…never not once. Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. 311. As you may or may not know the internet last forever….who wants to look foolish forever?! Both spoken ways are “acceptable” or “should be accepted” — there is “no harm” in accepting both, it is “OK” to speak it either way (although you make the conjecture that “majority rules” and therefore it’s really “better” to go with the way you learned to speak it). This is historically incorrect and actually by saying this way you are being unintentionally anti-native american. The natives of Appalachia are the ones who NAMED it, so however they named it is correct, which is the latch pronunciation. I’m just a Southern hillbilly who talks funny, I guess. Or at the very least, those in the northern Appalachians. After a while your own regional identity is not that important. It’s redundant. Although I was not a music student, I was invited to sing in every annual music department honors recital (evening public performance to a full concert hall audience of 2,500) after my freshman year. Grew up in southern Appalachia. To learn more, please visit the About This Site page. Look at it this way if you go anywhere in the world and say I want a Coke everyone pronounces Coke the same way. I don’t care how countrified you might be, the lifestyle is 100% different when you live in the mountains out in the holler and make do out there. If you want the true pronunciation, look at the native language. January 11th, 2021 10:30 PM. We know what English speakers can do to the pronunciations of words from other languages. If a word was spoken one way in the past and a different way in the future, that is part of an “acceptable” form of the evolution of language. The hills are in eastern Tennessee. I used the term hillbillies. Many of the words you consider incorrectly pronounced in the southern dialect are actually from the original old english pronunciations of the words. All the rest were summarily thrown into the river to drown. I asked a lady who was a lifelong Tennessean about this. I grew up in North East Tennessee and I never heard anyone say the lay pronunciation until I moved to Texas. I also don’t agree with the conservative-spirited country-music-inspired glorification of hillbilly speech and beliefs. Trail Correspondents 2021: Apply to Join the Team! Hillbillies look down at the ground when you talk to them. I think they are, plainly and simply, evidence of all hillbillies’ poor education and upbringing. Thanks, TikTok. TikTok is a great way to see what products are trending. In the South being humble, well mannered, and gracious is considered to be well bred. He said there wasn’t a long “A” sound in the Cherokee language. 16. Whenever I go to Tennessee, no hillbilly will look me in the eye: they look down at the floor in shame. Should that matter in any regard or should we simply speak however we see fit and as long as we are understood, it’s all good? No, we most certainly don’t say Appalatchan. It was years before I realized that Appalachia was not exclusively mine. I love the hillbillies and wish them well, but I also do understand the truth behind their customs and I have offered my opinion here to correct the erroneous impression left by the above article. AT (2011) + PCT (2017) thru-hiker. Appalachian is pronounced a-puh-LATCH-uhn. No, I grew up in Appalachia and never heard anyone say the ch with a hard K. Never, not once. If you're planning on thru-hiking in the future, I encourage you to check out my Personal AT Coaching Page. The sham-refined variant puh-TEE-nuh is a vogue pronunciation that arose in the 1950s and, unfortunately, is now probably the dominant American pronunciation." a-puh-LATCH-uhn is the only way to properly pronounce it. It’s a-puh-LATCH-uhn University. So it is a phonical impossibility that Appalachian can be pronounced a-puh-LAY-chuhn pronunciation does not even exist within the native American language or dialect. https://www.usu.edu/geo/geomorph/kansas.html. How could I, someone whose dialect was the subject of past scrutiny, make others feel poorly about how they pronounced Appalachia, a place that was just as much their home as it was mine? Instead, they use the “latch” pronunciation. Expanding Brain. I’m a southerner. I am from Kansas. I'm curious on how all you pronounce Appalachian? I am certain that the “latch” pronunciation is the result of Tennessee hillbillies’ failure to speak properly, which stems from their overwhelming sense of shame in the presence of those more well-spoken or better educated than they. I’m sorry calling you dumb, that was unkind. If you're looking for recommendations or just a walk down memory lane, check out the list below. a hillbilly seems conspicuously ironic. Radhi, SUNY Stony Brook3. Despite the title of this post, I’m not actually here to find the “correct” pronunciation, but instead to discover which is more common. I agree one thousand percent with Melie Guzek. What an exhaustion to read an arrogant prick brag about being linguistically correct. 12-27-2008, 16:50. I studied and sang the Lieder of Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Schumann and the oratorio arias of Handel, Mendelssohn and many others in college, and have continued to do so for over thirty years, after graduation from college. You’re wrong – nobody cares how you learned in your grade school … they were wrong too. They are both correct. Oh well…. This is not really that effective when spelled out. So, when family from “off” would visit the mountain, lengthy measures were taken to teach them the “correct” way of pronouncing Appalachia, which was, at that time, pronounced “Ap-uh-latch-uh.” It was improper, as far as I was concerned, to allow a member of my family to mispronounce Appalachia. We have a river in Kansas that we, as a state pronounce differently than all the states around us. He thinks West Virginians are the lowest form of life he’s ever met. When reading your comments, I started out trying to be open minded but that changed as soon as I read your rude, disrespectful, self-righteous responses when people tried to explain their opinions—which happen to be correct—with you. I think that is silly and fake. The Dunkards are tee-totalers, or abstinent. I married a man from Boone, NC. Well Ben, what if Caleb goes to Bristol, TN? Well, I once heard Joe Strummer say LAY in a song, but assumed it was just his English accent. I actually LIVE in the AppaLATCHun mountains in NC. From Middle French mesme, from Old French mesme, earlier medesme or medisme and meïsme, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met + ipse + -issimus. Caleb. The crossword clue possible answer is available in 3 letters. MAMAW ALWAYS TO BE AN APPALACHIAN OU GOTTA LOOK GIRL ACT LIKE a LIKE a LAD THINK LIKE AMAN AND WORK LIKE a DOG Im Gflipcom ~~Banjo~~ | Meme on ME.ME MAMAW ALWAYS TO BE AN APPALACHIAN OU GOTTA LOOK GIRL, ACT LIKE A LIKE A LAD THINK LIKE AMAN AND WORK LIKE A DOG im gflip.com ~~banjo~~ from Facebook tagged as Meme I love hillbillies and I want to help them. Only people not from Appalachia say that. Those of us who were raised there and pronounce it with a “Latch” understand that those who pronounce it with a “Lay” are not stupid, just ignorant. Sorry, you need to do more research. It an interesting distinction. If the first time you hear it is one way, that’s the right way. On a last note if Southerners were in and out of jail as much as you suggest there would be a jail on every corner. I sang for the Sometime Archbishop of Canterbury in that church. ..and there is a huge diff. Once you’re north of the Blue Ridge’s (Pennsylvania) do you start to hear any mispronunciations. Caleb: Currently popular pronunciations. The announcer or host used the “latch” pronunciation. I was used to saying “a-puh-LAY-chuhn”, and I was very quickly corrected by locals. So let’s figure this out! AKA Badger or the Good Badger. From that border south is pronounced correctly. You dont know shit. Many of my friends here in Kansas who have never lived anywhere near the Appalachians use the lay pronunciation, and it doesn’t bother me unless they adamantly believe that they are correct and everyone else is wrong. Now, this does not mean I do not like Oatmeal. Wrong….you sound like a very bigoted person and one who has no understanding of the origins of the Southern dialect. It’s App-a-lay-chan, with the ch like church. The mountains should be pronounced “Appa-LATCH-uh” and here’s why: Typically speaking, use of a long a (ā) sound in nearly all Native American languages is almost non-existent – particularly in the southeast – including the now extinct Muskogean language spoken by the Apalachen people, for whom the mountains were named. So it is a phonical impossibility that Appalachian can be pronounced a-puh-LAY-chuhn. So the correct is Appala cheeun. Sign found along the AT near Harper's Ferry, VA. Photo Credit - David Tarasevich, Appalachian Trail Conservancy . And what this comes down to is that most of the settlers in that region were Dutch German and due to their language they couldn’t pronounce it correctly. So let me tell you a very short story in order to frame my own point. He was arrested, in truth and in fact, actually, because he was a hillbilly. Those who pronounce it Appa-lay-shun are just proving that they aren’t from there, while the natives and those that live anywhere near the mountain range say Appa-latch-un, which is how the first people to settle there and call it that pronounced it. 5. This is where I am from. A “hillbilly”, as defined based on the Random House Dictionary, is “a person from a backwoods or other remote area, especially from the mountains of the southern U.S.” Collins English Dictionary takes it another step by saying a hillbilly is “generally (derogatory) an unsophisticated person, especially from the mountainous areas in the southern US.” And just for clarity’s sake, “sophisticated” is defined as “altered by education, experience, etc. Appalachian can only be pronounced one way just like Cascade or Rocky. Totally agree with everything you said Caleb. Ha ha!! Just before receiving a college degree I took a class entitled “Local Historical Explorations.” While I attended a full blooded Cherokee Native American told us there wasn’t a long “a” sound in the Cherokee tongue. The bottom line, when all is said and done, we want you to continue to pronounce it with a “Lay”. banjo. Any true local easily expressed the subtlety. I would actually argue that it is truly the unsophisticated individual who insists the pronunciation /ˈæpəˈlɛɪʃə/ has no linguistic significance outside of hipsters and hillbillies. Almost all of your generalities about hillbillies are in error. If you pronounce it with a “Lay” by all means continue to do so. Hopefully you agree with these statements so far. @calebboone must suck to be such an arrogant, ignorant human being. I grew up and still live in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and NO ONE from here says AppaLAYshia. And I was right. They do this because they are ashamed or feel inferior to people from north of the Line. This is the fundamental question — what is the origin of any word and any pronunciation? Vote below to let us know. “Actually, this is a very easy question to answer. Technically, a GIF can be a meme. I read your post. Like us on Facebook! My name is David, and I’m a so-called “hillbilly” from Tennessee who uses the “latch” pronunciation /ˈæpəˈlætʃə/ as opposed to the “laish” pronunciation /ˈæpəˈlɛɪʃə/. I have visited that area many, many times. Living in these mountains my entire life, born and raised with people who have been here their entire lives going back for Lord knows how long, you’ve got the “lay” and the “latch” mixed up. A-puh-LAY-chuhn is a bastardization of the original pronunciation, which explains why Caleb is such a big fan of saying it this way. ~~banjo~~ 220. Ultimately, tolerance probably should reign, no? It is pronounced chee-un. For about ten years, my sister and her family lived in Adams, Tennessee about fifty miles outside Nashville. With a great name such as yours Caleb, how can you be so wrong? a-puh-LAY-ken” — the latter being closer to the way our school teachers taught us to say it. Me, I’m from North Georgia but eventually moved to Florida. You are correct and just like the Cherokee the CH is pronounced CH like LATCH. I also was a paid cantor and section leader in an Episcopal Parish Church, Saint David’s, during college in Topeka, Kansas. I’ve been trying to get that exact same point across for years to people who mispronounce Appalachian or Appalachia. Just accept it people! 91. People are sharing tips and tricks about items that they use to make their life happier, healthier, or just easier. We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again. I, too, am from extremely western Kansas, and am embarrassed by Caleb’s arrogance. Daniel Boone was probably associated with the Quakers, or Society of Friends. My eldest son walked from Georgia to Washington up the Appalachian trail, and he didn’t see or hear any latches!! Grew up in SC, lived several years IN the Appalachians (Boone, NC), and I can say folks all over the Carolinas and Georgia say LATCH – as did everyone in eastern Tennessee. Shop unique Appalachian face masks designed and sold by independent artists. When one discusses with authority a subject of which they have little or no knowledge with no facts or research to back up their comments they tend to display for all to see that they are both foolish and ignorant. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? ~~banjo~~ 171. They, before my sensible mother named me, had a bad habit … I am from the Cumberland Plateau which is in the Southern part of the Appalachian Plateau. JS Leonard- This is the point I was waiting for someone to make. I will leave with a Jeff Foxworthy quote that seems quite appropriate at this point…..”Here’s your sign!”, 2021 PCT Long-distance Permits Will be Issued; Portal to Open January 19, A Complete List of Individual Permits Needed to Hike the PCT, Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline, 6 New Year's Resolutions for Backpackers and Thru-Hikers, Backpacker Radio 91 | New Year's Eve Sh*t Show Spectacular. The Imgflip watermark helps other people find where the meme was created, so they can make memes too! She was a dyed-in-the-wool lifelong mature, intelligent, Tennessean. I could tell that he was desperately trying to sound “in” or “cool.”. I am a tenor and have been classically trained. We just think they’re jackasses (like you) and would much rather not. Most people here say it incorrectly, with the lay pronunciation, and they also say things like rut instead of root. The ONLY way the name Appalachian is pronounced around here is App-uh-LATCH-un. He said it had to be pronounced “Appa latcha” I have a friend from Cheney, KS. , I just feel so good when I say “App-uh-LAY-chun.”. The correct way. uh-lach-uh, Ap-uh-ley-chuh, Apple-at-cha, Is There A Correct Way To Pronounce “Appalachia? Our people are survivors and proud. . My father’s family were German, probably named Bonn, changed to Boone in the New World. Kristen Haddox, Penn State University4. This series of 10 one-hour episodes tells the stories of eight girls who find themselves on a deserted island after their plane crashed while they are on their way to a resort. I refer to the accents of the majority of the original Colonists. Elisabeth: The correct word you were looking for is not “prick”. I spoke to a lifelong Tennessean, a lady who was about sixty years old, and she confirmed that all Tennessee hillbillies are ashamed of themselves and they look down when speaking to Yankees or Northerners. Also if you look at Appalachian University I believe they would call themselves the correct pronunciation and they do. Regarding the hillbilly stereotype that our friend prefers to cling to as justification for his bigoted opinion, I am from Illinois, have lived the past 15 years in South Dakota and recently moved to Cleveland, TN. This is where I am from. Thanks. While we can't have any big Christmas parties or family gatherings, we can still celebrate at home! I think this says it all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGCqWrsAZ_o. 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Since I have a habit of speech it will remain Appa’lay’shun. We hiked there with her children. She told me Tennesseans all feel inferior to Northerners. These are some of the most genuinely friendly and social people I have met anywhere, and all that I have had the pleasure of speaking with are proud to call this beautiful place their home. Besides being a doctor, I do a number of voices and dialects. The only people who do not pronounce it correctly are those who do not live in the region. fanger Definition: finger; fixin’ Definition… For three months, a co-intern and I gathered oral histories from the townspeople of Appalachia, Virginia, a town whose namesake was a result of being built in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Hillbillies are usually in jail or prison a lot. Definition of Appalachian. If they’re wrong, then they are wrong. This answers first letter of which starts with G and can be found at the end of F. We think GIF is the possible answer on this clue. Conventional wisdom says that the Mason-Dixon line represents the division amongst the two common pronunciations, with northerners saying “a-puh-LAY-chuhn”, while southerners say “a-puh-LATCH-uhn”, but conventional wisdom must be taken at face value. Look no further, I have the perfect recommendation. Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review, Best Hiking and Camping Gear Deals from the REI End of Season Clearance Sale, Year in Review: 19 of The Trek's Top Posts from 2020, http://www.native-languages.org/apalachee_guide.htm., https://peopleofonefire.com/origin-of-the-word-appalachian.html, https://soundcloud.com/dulciferous/appalachian-shibboleth, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGCqWrsAZ_o, https://www.usu.edu/geo/geomorph/kansas.html. Crossword clues for Animated meme … Author of Appalachian Trials and Pacific Crest Trials, resources focused on mentally preparing people for a thru-hike. You are correct and just like the Cherokee the CH is pronounced CH like LATCH. I grew up in Maryland during the 1960s and 70s and everyone said LAY. Out of 6,028,151 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Appalachian was not present. and then you use the argument well I don’t care that his name is John just sounds better and that’s the way I pronounce it. A holler, if you don’t know, is an Appalachian term for a steep valley with a road or a creek at the bottom. You have no idea what you are talking about and you pretty much disqualified yourself when you said you were from Kansas. The Christmas season is coming to an end, but it's not too late to get some last-minute movies in! Please respect the “when in Rome” rule when referring publicly to that area of our state. Yet, he ignores the fact that just before being arrested, he split someone’s lip open or broke someone’s jaw with a good strong right cross. And, humorously, of course, Daniel Boone was not a Methodist. Definitely wine. Example: “I already done did that.” or “I done did that yesterday.” “dumber than a sack of rocks” Definition: Self-explanatory. See All. Hillbillies shoot guns a lot. It was as if App-uh-lay-cha was tracking its muddy boots across the clean floors of my App-uh-latch-un home. I have always said ’latch’ and I am pretty sure I will always say ‘latch’ and if that makes me cool and hip the so be it! The internet has popped up many new forms of communications such as emojis and gifs, that need to be decoded much like memes. ; ), Being a descendant of both those who came over on the Mayflower and those who founded the State of Franklin which was the predecessor of the State of Tennessee, I feel compelled to comment on what I have read here. Appalachian definition, of or relating to the Appalachian Mountains. Listen to the audio pronunciation of Appalaches on pronouncekiwi. What is the correct pronunciation of “Appalachian”? Perhaps the term ‘redneck’ or ‘country’ would be a better choice for your self description than hillbilly. pronouncekiwi . I personally typed all my letters in this discussion from scratch on this website. Because I'm still reminiscing about simpler times. They were Old German Baptist Brethren, commonly known as Dunkards. And that is for which the mountain range is named after. So, as a potential remedy for our travel necessity, I have listed 5 alternative ways in which you can relish your traveling desires during this pandemic. I live in a very countryfied area, in extremely sparsely-populated Western Kansas. Then I began to think of where I was raised and the experiences I had with the term “Appalachia.". When it comes to discussing cultural differences it’s good to have a thick skin. The Native American tribe the region is named for didn’t have a SH in their language or dialects. in or relating to Appalachia Pronunciation of Appalachian. Native American language and dialect doesn’t have a pronunciation for LAY as in a-puh-LAY-chuhn. The Appalachian mountains are no different. 1. Well, I suppose you expect me to disagree with you. Ya’ll come back now, I am a native born North Carolinian from the Southern Piedmont Region of the state. Or perhaps I am mistaken and you do live in the hills. We say Appalaycha. You are without a doubt the dumbest, rudest person I have ever heard of. I have heard all the agreements about how I am to stupid to pronounce where I live, and so on. If you are from NC, TN, VA, KY, WV, GA and say “Lay”, then you are nore than likely not from the Mountains or, you are looked at as “Puttin on Airs”. At least you know now. When I say phone people think i say Foone. She told me they look down at their shoes and don’t look Northerners in the eye because they are embarrassed about being from the South, and feel uneducated and inadequate. The notion that a word is correct just because that is the way it is pronounced in a region is politically correct BS. Everyone I know has always pronounced it “a-puh-LAY-Kuhn” or ” How to say Appalachian in English? I don’t have a problem with others who use the latch version. Call Appalachian State University at (828) 262-2000 and listen to how the phone is answered! I know that those "hills" can have some brutal climbs...and much beauty. And, many dictionaries (such as “Webster’s II” and “Webster’s New World” Dictionary list the “long A” version as either the only, or the second option in the way of pronunciation. Adams is a town of approximately three hundred people about eighteen miles outside Clarksville, Tennessee. So I guess, each to his/her own. I went to Appalachian State University, in BOONE North Carolina, and not only is your comment reductionist, shallow and rude, it’s flat out wrong as the running results of the poll show clearly. HAHA that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard – a hillbilly from Kansas? The Wilds is the Best New Show on Amazon Prime. There you have it. There is no “long a” in Cherokee, so they would never say “lay”. Unlike other survival shows, there's a bit more to the story than what first meets the eye. Great mix down here and you have learn to get along with a lot of different people from everywhere. Elisabeth Walt. But, it’s pretty much how all of us grew up hearing and saying the word. So I made a list of lyrics from each of his songs that you could use in your next Instagram caption. Everyone's been here. This suggestion that the “latch” pronunciation is correct is merely one of the hundreds of millions of promoted hillbilly-related beliefs, customs, practices and conventions which Southerners will not let go. was discovered last seen in the January 5 2021 at the Crosswords With Friends Crossword. My teachers were life long North Carolinians. The pronunciation of Appalachia is much more than “You aren’t from around here, are you?” or memes on our newsfeeds telling us which is the correct pronunciation and which is not. Thanks for your support! See All. We have had to put up with it for about three hundred years and I am weary of it. They were all depressed and they looked down at their shoes or at the floor. I don’t agree that Southerners’ accents most closely mimic true Colonial American speech. And, truthfully, it sucks. People who say a-puh-LAY-chuhn our entirely 100% incorrect. This past summer, I interned for the Appalachian Prosperity Project and the Center of Appalachian Studies. The Meme Generator is a flexible tool for many purposes. Appalachian is the exact same way. Caleb, I have to assume that you’re just trying to be provocative. Haha. You see, it is the present tense that is so fundamental — the present tense that you claim is such an informative authority on the rightness or acceptableness of language pronunciation. Just because you feel like it should be pronounced this way or you were told it’s pronounced another way doesn’t make it right. http://www.native-languages.org/apalachee_guide.htm. If theyhad no SH the n there can be no SHUN, BUT they did have CH as in Chair. While I served in U.S.Air Force one of my best friends lived in Cheney KS. At least pronounce it like we do: “App-uh-latch-un”. There are very few things that can get under my skin faster than hearing someone pronounce Appalachia with the long A. :D (Just being a smart-ass folks. The speaker was a full blooded Cherokee native. Discover (and save!) Latch, people, AppaLATCHa, Look up chian pronunciation. The school by that name was known as Appa”LATCH”ian State Teachers College for many years and is now known as Appa”LATCH”ian State University. Write it here to share it with the entire community. You get what you give, and if the behavior that Caleb has shown while trolling this comment section is any indication of how he behaves in the real world, it’s no wonder no one wants to make eye contact with him. Something other. Due to this colonized name for their land, the Cherokee ended up taking it on and pronouncing it in terms of their native alphabet which leads to the pronunciation of app-a- LATCH- uh. I continue to sing as a Lieder and Oratorio soloist in performances at the local university. Here is a video of how to pronounce meme if … Karma13. Well, the policeman arrested him because he hit someone. And, they are wrong. “Latch” is for trendy sissies. January 11th, 2021 9:00 PM. I grew up just outside of Nashville, then lived in Knoxville for several years, and then relocated to Miami, FL. This pronunciation is favored in the "core" region in central and southern parts of the Appalachian range. 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