Hillbillies and Rednecks

http://www.tartansauthority.com/global-scots/us-scots-history/hillbillies-and-rednecks/ By Todd J. Wilkinson Many words commonly used in America today have their origins in our Celtic roots. While the following terms discussed are associated today with the American South and southern culture, their origins are distinctly Scottish and Ulster-Scottish (Scots-Irish), and date to the mass immigration of Scottish Lowland and Ulster Presbyterians to … Continue reading Hillbillies and Rednecks


DEFINITION: dem·a·gogue ˈdeməˌɡäɡ/ noun a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument. synonyms: rabble-rouser, agitator, political agitator, soapbox orator, firebrand, fomenter, provocateur USED IN A SENTENCE: "he was drawn into a circle of campus demagogues" ILLUSTRATION:    


  Trump said that Hillary got "Schlonged" by Obama in the 2008 election. "She was favored to win, and she got schlonged," Trump said, turning a vulgar Jewish noun for a large penis into a verb. Schlong means the same thing as schmuck, but I neither word is used in Yiddish used as a verb. The Washington Post has a good linguistic analysis. You … Continue reading WHAT TRUMP SAID ABOUT HILLARY


A paraprosdokian (/pærəprɒsˈdoʊkiən/) is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. For this reason, it is extremely popular … Continue reading PARAPROSDOKIANS


Origin of Bunkum Bunkum, an Americanism, entered English during the 16th Congress, held in 1819–1821. The term was modeled after a speech given by Felix Walker, who said he was bound to speak for Buncombe, the North Carolina county in the district he represented.