Michael Montgomery N270053 at VM.SC.EDU
Sat Dec 11 01:33:35 UTC 2004

Dear Mr Popik

Inasmuch as my _Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English_ will
shortly have a second printing, which will permit the inclusion
of corrections and to a limited extent additional citations, I am
writing to request assistance from you.  In late May you
circulated to the ADS list the two messages below, with citations
purporting to antedate those in my work.  However, I have to date
been unable to ascertain that any of them come from the Smoky
Mountains, the primary area area from which I drew material.
Please tell me what I am overlooking by indicating which
citations attest Smokies usage, and please pass along any further
cites you have found from that area, in the expectation you will
be duly acknowledged.

Sincerely yours

Michael Montgomery


   I received in the mail an ADS-related promotion to buy the
University of Tennessee Press, 2004) by Michael B. Montgomery and
Joseph S. Hall, for $60.  It's probably the book of the year.
   There are several regional phrases and food terms in the book,
so let's get right to destroying it.  "Angel biscuit" is cited
from 1996.

Lima News - 1/7/1962
compressed yeast 2.....for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 12 to 16
January 07, 1962  892 k

Lima News - 1/28/1962
     Dr. Gaymont's father, also ANGEL BISCUITS 1 pkg. compressed
yeast 2.....for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 12 to 16 BISCUITS. MRS.
CLIFFORD IIUNTWORK m W.. Lima, Ohio Sunday, January 28, 1962  361

Great Bend Daily Tribune - 2/27/1966
...Scalloped Potatoes Wax Beans O'Brien ANGEL BISCUIT Honey
Butter Orange Slush.....father, chose a floorlength gown of ANGEL
satin designed with a back panel..
Great Bend, Kansas Sunday, February 27, 1966  580 k

Mansfield News Journal - 2/15/1976 Mansfield General Hospital. Make ANGEL BISCUITS for a
Heavenly Treat Dear.....of-the-mill kind, but is aptly named,
"ANGEL BISCUITS." I know someone must..
Mansfield, Ohio Sunday, February 15, 1976  570 k
Chronicle Telegram - 9/19/1984
...90038.) that the correct name is ANGEL BISCUITS. Any help you
could give.....The first is the standard recipe for ANGEL
BISCUITS, but it doesn't exactly.. Elyria, Ohio Wednesday,
September 19, 1984  408 k


   Newspaperarchive is really weak in the Appalachian region's
newspapers. However, with 15 million digitized pages, some
newspapers eventually copy good stories.  The DICTIONARY OF SMOKY
MOUNTAIN ENGLISH has 1913 for this phrase.

Olean Democrat - 1/16/1890
...up and get on to ourselves, AS THE FELLER SAYS." Mr. Turner
alt-o referred.....and no reASon ASsigned for THE action SAYS THE
Bradford Star. George Wilcox, a.. Olean, New York   Thursday,
January 16, 1890  890 k

Evening News - 5/31/1891
...ceASe to regret it Quien Sabe AS THE FELLER SAYS. pod sanitary drawn np THE chimney. A young lady SAYS she
hAS been so carefully taught to..
Mansfield, Ohio Sunday, May 31, 1891  617 k

Weekly News - 7/7/1892
...but vox populi, vox dei, AS THE FELLER SAYS, and this seems to
be a cASe.....crowd when he'd finished. That young FELLER had a
v'ice like a angel. Pete he..
Mansfield, Ohio Thursday, July 07, 1892  855 k

Mitchell Daily Republican - 7/11/1886 "always young and fair to AS THE FELLER SAYS. Your moTHEr
and me met by.....find her just catching on, AS THE FELLER
sav.'1. Ar'ter everybody else is..
Mitchell, South Dakota   Sunday, July 11, 1886  861 k

Hornellsville Weekly Tribune - 5/27/1887
...rying time for parents. Ta U, AS THE FELLER SAYS. Your faTHEr,
BILL No. Itiverdalc street, this city, SAYS: "i have
been troubled with..
Hornellsville, New York   Friday, May 27, 1887  916 k

Decatur Daily Despatch - 9/19/1889
...owin' to how you air raised, AS THE FELLER SAYS. When I have a
chill it that a fust rate stretch when a FELLER is
in THE humor ain't to be..
Decatur, Illinois Thursday, September 19, 1889  938 k

Newark Daily Advocate - 7/8/1886 "always young and fair to AS THE FELLER SAYS. Your moTHEr
and me met by.....find her just catching on, AS tbe FELLER SAYS.
After everybody else is..
Newark, Ohio Thursday, July 08, 1886  981 k


   National park tourist traffic "jam" to watch "bears."  The
Dictionary pf Smoky Mountain English has 1977.

Times Recorder - 8/15/1952
...Cooper once drove a bus we come to a "BEAR-JAM." That's a
Yellowstone traffic.....her top, and we may get run over by a
BEAR, but more likely by a tourist. Old..
Zanesville, Ohio Friday, August 15, 1952  713 k

Stevens Point Daily Journal - 6/19/1968 get into Yosemite, or getting in a BEAR JAM at Yellowstone,
you will find..
Stevens Point, Wisconsin Wednesday, June 19, 1968  609 k

Times Herald Record - 9/30/1976
...s highest peak, Cl ingman's Dome, a "BEAR JAM" develops as
tourists halt..
Middletown, New York   Thursday, September 30, 1976  209 k


   Same as "branch lettuce."  The Dictionary has 1977.

Daily Independent - 6/19/1948
...50-S1.75 Whipped Potatoes Sliced Green BEAR LETTUCE and
Pineapple Salad Pies..
Murphysboro, Illinois Saturday, June 19, 1948  666 k


   The Dictionary has 1981 for "bloom for the grave" (to grow
old, have one's hair turn white).
   This is my 25th e-mail today, and I'm close to that stage.

Saturday Herald - 8/31/1889 ...met with us last year. Our heads
are BLOOMING FOR THE GRAVE. Let us meet here.....was THE day FOR
THE old tiers1 picnic. THE weaTHEr was perfect and THE pioneers..
Decatur, Illinois Saturday, August 31, 1889  1007 k

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