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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.
It was proof that fashion—albeit of the folk remedy variety--always comes back around. Among the remedies were recommendations for illnesses such as colds and croup. Others were suggestions for nail and bees sting injuries. Others were proposals for hair and oral health.