A stingy man won't drink branch water till there's a flood, and it is a mighty triflin' sort o' man'd let either his dog or his woman starve. Some places are so crowded you couldn't cuss a cat without gettin' fur in your mouth. For almost thirty years Horace Kephart collected sayings like these from his neighbors and friends in the area around Bryson City, North Carolina. Smoky Mountain Voices is a dictionary of Southern Appalachian speech based on Kephart's journals and publications; it is also a compendium of mountain ...