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Where We Live:

History, Nature and Culture

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Mountain Talk 2
with Stacy Guffey
August 15, 2022 at 6:30p.m.

On Monday, August 15th, the lecture series Where We Live: History, Nature, and Culture will present a program by Stacy Guffey, "Mountain Talk 2, A Serious and Entertaining Look at Our Local English.”

We'll take a serious and humorous look at why Mountain Talk or Southern Appalachian is a real accent, variant, or even dialect with its own grammar and rich history that should be respected and preserved. We'll also take a look at some of the words, patterns, and sayings that make it so much fun to hear and speak.

Stacy Guffey, a Macon County native, works on projects to promote and preserve mountain culture and studies languages as a hobby. He is the director of the Cowee School Arts and Heritage Center."You'ns ain't got nothing else to do on a Mondee, so come on down," says Guffey.

The program will begin at 6:30pm at Cowee School, 51 Cowee School Drive, off NC 28 N in Franklin.