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Here are some pronunciations that I have heard all my life.

All git out: Everything else, as "Those rowdy boys are noisier than all git out."

Ambeer: Chewing tobacco juice, as "Joe swallowed so much ambeer it made him sick."

Arn: Press, as "Homer says Mabel uses too much starch when she arns his shirts."

Backer: Tobacco, as "We should be done setting backer by Friday."

Dreen: Filter, as "I'll have to dreen the water off of the potatoes."

Far: Blaze, as "It's going to be cold enough tonight to build a far."

Fount: Discovered, as "Mossie fount a hen's nest in the barn loft."

Har: Cultivate, as "Bill has gone to har the backer patch."

Hike up: Lift, as "Hike up your pants legs and we'll wade this creek."

Hope: Helped, as "When I was down in my back, the Jones boys hope har the garden."

Hyer: At this place, as "Let's have our picnic over hyer."

Lexocute: Receive a jolt of electricity, as "Fred nearly got lexocuted when he fixed the porch light."

Like: Something missing, as "Aunt Dorie likes four rows having her quilt pieced."

Nary: Not any, as "We haven't heard nary bob-white in ages."

Ort: Should, as "This ort to be enough beans for supper."

Pint: Indicate with the index finger, as "Little Suzie can't talk yet so she pints to what she wants."

Plime blank: Exactly, as "He looks plime blank like his daddy."

Quare: Peculiar, as "Them new people sure have a quare turn."

Ranch: Douse with clear water, as "I'll ranch the dishes if you'll dry them."

Rurnt: Spoiled, as "That candy has rurnt my appetite."

Shet: Close, as "Shet the window so the rain won't blow in."

Swarp: Slap, as "Last night I heard a tree limb swarping against the house."

Tetch: Handle, as "Don't tetch that hot stove."

Torge: In the direction of, as "The geese were heading torge the south."

War: Strand of metal, as "That Angus bull went right through the war fence."

Warsh: Cleanse, as "Aunt Myrtle warshed the clothes and hung them on the line."

Yander: Over there, as "Hassie went down yander to the hen house to gather the eggs."

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