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Old Time Phrases?

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Old Time Phrases?

Posted: 21 Dec 2010 12:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Edwards, Moore
Hi,

I am hoping that someone can shed some light on a few old family sayings of ours.

My Mom was born in Green Forest AR; her parents were born in AR & TX, and respectively their parents from IL & IL, and MO (Taney Co.) & Lee County VA.

My g-grandmother, Jincy Ann (Moore) Edwards may have been Native American.

Anyhow, Mom used to say things like (phonetically) "Jing-cow-woo", "Hot-chee-taw-bones", "ABC-coon-dingy-wah"??!! The first two were used as exclamations, much like "yippee" or "great". The third was used when we kids were just plain bugging her or we were unable to figure something out, or couldn't answer a question.

I have never heard anyone but Mom's family use them. Can anyone possibly shed any kind of light on them? Does anyone have any unusual sayings in their families?

Thank you for any clue or just for sharing your stories too!
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PatticakeinMO 21 Dec 2010 7:45PM GMT 
MissLata2 25 Dec 2010 1:14AM GMT 
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