"Hog _Mawls_"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 27 02:33:42 UTC 2014

The name of a country-music group.

"Hog _Mawls_ Plantation" : book title

"hog _mawls_ recipes" : epicurious.com

"I still don't like chitlins, hog _mawls_, or craclins!!!" : Facebook


Reminiscent - *perhaps*! - of the "cowl" that I once used in place of
"cow." By chance, I knew "hog _maws_" through reading, before I had
occasion to try to guess the pronunciation/spelling on the basis of what I
thought I was hearing.

"Craclins"?!!! In days of yore, pork _cracklings_ were as common a
nickel-a-bag crap-food as potato chips. Well, in the 'hood, anyway.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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