Friday, June 25, 2004

Island Expressions

Ocracoke islanders, as many of you know, still speak with a distinctive brogue. In spite of outside influences, Ocracokers also continue to use a number of words and phrases from bygone eras. One of my favorites is "frock" meaning a woman's dress or gown. Though no longer common, you can still sometimes hear comments such as "Younguns, that's a mighty purty frock she's wearin', ain't it."

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