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    West Virginia Dialect Quiz


    1. Cackleberry
      • Another name for a hen's egg
      • A poisonous berry
      • Another name for laughing gas
      • A type of manure
    2. Cat's Head
      • An actual cat head
      • Cat whiskers used to make stitches
      • A large biscuit
      • A funny word or phrase
    3. Hippoes
      • Another name for a catfish
      • Imaginary or pretend ailments
      • A fat cow
      • A term for a large truck
    4. Peart
      • Shampoo in a green bottle
      • briskly, quickly in a lively or agreeable way, chipper
      • A type of jewelry
      • Something juicy and round
    5. Pie Supper
      • Event where pies are brought in and auctioned off
      • A person who sucks up pie with a spoon
      • A super pie
      • A picnic
    6. Plague
      • what your dental hygienist removes
      • an exclamation or mild oath
      • the flu
      • when the 17-year cicadas come out
    7. Poke
      • an annoying jab
      • only one dot on a shirt
      • a small bag or sack
      • a person moving very slowly
    8. Pone
      • Crooked Bone
      • A red whip mark
      • Swelling or lump
      • Groan
    9. Skiff
      • A skiing move
      • A joke
      • Light covering of snow
      • the term for a stiff back after a long drive
    10. Warsh
      • A type of tree
      • A type of salt water marsh
      • A civil war term
      • To wash

      Check your answers here!

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