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Outer Banks Dialect

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An aspect making a people unique are expressions and descriptions that reveal their perception. This collection represented nautical lifeways that defined cardinal cultural values of the area and served as a memory for values of generations past. Phrases perhaps unique to the Banks included atter-a-while and foine; ones more characteristic of time period included Hessian and sparkin’.
Sea Chest (NoCar F 262 D2 S42), Vol. 1 Issue 2, Fall 1973, p41-43