7 Phrases You May Have Never Heard Before (Unless You’re From West Virginia)

West Virginia has a mountain culture all her own, including a plethora of creative expressions that are as old as the hills. Yet outside the state, you don’t hear these much! How many do you remember growing up with?

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Been a while since you’ve heard some of these expressions, hasn’t it? Probably not since Moby Dick was a minnow (or rather, a “minner” if you’re from around these parts). How about this list of 11 things that only West Virginians say – are you guilty of using any of them? What are some other uniquely West Virginian (or uniquely Appalachian) sayings you grew up with?

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