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The English language. (in the South)
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T D in Tennessee    Posted 02-19-2004 at 08:22:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Love the Southern language. While we are at it, let me run another word by you. This one is gallynapper. Anyone care to guess? Heard this one all my life.

Nonie    Posted 04-28-2008 at 18:32:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When I was growing up, my parents called crane flies galleynippers, as opposed to nappers - I didn't hear the term "skeeter eater" until I was an adult,but am sure the term has been around for a long time - I grew up in western Kentucky.

Earnest Cleveland    Posted 10-16-2007 at 06:58:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Cheryl Vanover    Posted 04-23-2007 at 12:09:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We always called 'crane flies' gallynappers at our house. They are also known as mosquito hawk or mosquito eaters, but don't actually eat mosquitos.

Jamie    Posted 04-25-2007 at 19:18:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband just came in from taking our dog out,when he did a big "skeeter" type thing game in with them. He asked what that was, I told him it was a "gallynapper". Then I told him it's a "skeeter eater"!! A big bug that eats mosquito's. Am I right? :)

MIke    Posted 03-28-2006 at 15:38:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A misquito

cm    Posted 04-21-2006 at 20:49:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
a gallynapper is a cross between a mosquito and a grandaddy longleg.....
if not, that is the way it looks.
anyone agree

truley form the south!!

basod    Posted 02-20-2004 at 00:48:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have to say its amusing, I moved to NC two years ago from Maine, My girlfriend has a strong southern accent and on occasion i have to make fun of her. She claims she's just countryfied, my reply "more like country FRIED". Say what you may about a maine accent, but the only way its portrayed on the news and media is the classic....
"Ayuh, east puht to the marramack rivah snoo and lobstah" translation East Port to the Merrimack River snow and lobster" The most classic phrase that every mainer uses is "wicked Good" sounds like an oxy-moron, In actuality most of southern maine people speak normal english whatever normal is, but people down here are so sheltered they think anybody thats a yankee is from NY.

Mitchell Kline    Posted 10-16-2007 at 19:29:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Mac/MS    Posted 02-19-2004 at 11:07:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Must be a northern thing..What is a gallynapper?

Bonnie Bray    Posted 10-15-2007 at 19:04:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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T D in Tennessee    Posted 02-19-2004 at 11:19:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
very southern. Me and the galleynappers both.I will tell later if no one knows what they are.

Joann Black    Posted 10-16-2007 at 04:35:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Mac/MS    Posted 02-19-2004 at 15:01:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was just funning ya about being father north than me. By the way how far north are ya?

KellyGa    Posted 02-19-2004 at 08:28:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
My husband and a couple of friends went all the way up to Boston to pick up this Thunderbird SuperCoupe his friend wanted, drove the whole way, towing a trailer to put it on. When they got there, the mans wife was just in awe of how Brian, one of our friends talked. Her husband couldn't understand why she was stills standing there, with all these men, talking about cars. she said she just loved to listen to Brian talk. lol

I do love a good southern accent, I am very twangy myself, and proud of it.

I have no idea what that one means though, got me there. I give. :)

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Redneck    Posted 02-19-2004 at 14:53:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's gallynipper, coarse I'm further South than you.LOL Of coarse I do.

T D in Tennessee    Posted 02-19-2004 at 08:33:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
my wife's mother was originally from Maryland. We took her up to visit her family several years ago. The best thing about the trip was listening to them talk. They would say something, such as get oot and come in the huse, and we would make them say it again. Then we would say something and they would ask us to repeat it etc. Really good time for both sides. But the funniest thing of all was a little 4 years old girl cousin who kept correcting our speech. Priceless.

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cowlady    Posted 02-19-2004 at 10:27:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is a gallynapper anything like a didozer?

Playing with your food? Teasing the dog while pretending to hoe weeds? Painting the mirror with toothpaste?

cowlady    Posted 02-19-2004 at 10:27:09       [Reply]  [No Email]

T D in Tennessee    Posted 02-19-2004 at 11:18:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
a galleynapper is a thing

Madeline Washington    Posted 10-16-2007 at 12:56:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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Burrhead    Posted 02-19-2004 at 14:44:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I always heard it pronounced galleynipper but it's probly the same thing.

Walter Collins    Posted 10-15-2007 at 15:38:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
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