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Chilluns loves chitterlings

2004-10-22 04:33:49.905732+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Okay, a quick break from overpopulation and horny teenage lesbians: Charlene's working on a paper, and one of the points we're looking at making may revolve around regional spellings (not pronunciation) of "chitterlings" versus "chitlins". Any of y'all have suggestions on this? I remember seeing "chitterlings" on signs in Chattanooga, but I'd like a slightly better sample than my biased memory.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-22 06:34:59.973686+00 by: Diane Reese

Turn to page 642 in Volume 1 of the Dictionary of American Regional English.

The entry is under "chitterlings". The map shows the areas where the word was in use at all, and individual entries with different spellings. From what I read in the expanded entry, there are several spelling trends. Areas where the spelling "chitlins" or "chittlins" appeared were:

nw AR, e AL, w GA, VA, s LA, and TN

Other spellings include chittlings, chetlins, and chidlings, among several other less frequent variations. Need anything else?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-22 14:33:38.791457+00 by: Dan Lyke

Fantastic! Thanks.