City Barbecue Food for Thought Series: Appalachian & Local Dialects: “They Said What?”

Registration not required

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cold Spring Branch

Description

Join us at the Cold Spring Branch as Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Associate Professor of History from the NKU History and Geography department dispels the common myth that Appalachian English is Elizabethan English.  She will show how it came from a mix of Dutch, German, Spanish, French and colonial era English, giving us a historical window into how our forefathers spoke.   Expect to jump in and learn a lot of the phrases commonly used by older generations; terms from the 20th century that are now fading out with the onset of technology.  Register now, as spots are limited.  

Food will be provided by the Highland Heights City Barbecue

Age range: 16+

Snacks provided

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Join us at the Cold Spring Branch as Dr. Rebecca Bailey, Associate Professor of History from the NKU History and Geography department dispels the common myth that Appalachian English is Elizabethan English.  She will show how it came from a mix of Dutch, German, Spanish, French and colonial era English, giving us a historical window into how our forefathers spoke.   Expect to jump in and learn a lot of the phrases commonly used by older generations; terms from the 20th century that are now fading out with the onset of technology.  Register now, as spots are limited.  

Food will be provided by the Highland Heights City Barbecue

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