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Some terms part of the Outer Banks dialect, like shore and fatbacks, reflected the area's nautical nature. Other terms, like waist and fresh, more likely reflect the time period’s vernacular than place.
A healing or cure was as possible with these rural remedies, whether for toothache or animal bite, for ear infection or wasp sting.
It’s been suggested the Outer Banks dialect was a remnant of Elizabethan age colonial residency. Another unique aspect of Banker speech was common words and phrases. Among the possibly known by other Coastal Plain residents: dingbattin’. Others possibly known by people outside of NC include grub. Others like peelin’ the green may be known only to natives.