Smith Hill Chronicles
In the “Deep South” of the United States, where I grew up, we enjoy quite a few words and phrases which were acquired from ancestral languages, and derived through generational “devolution”. By that I mean; a parent from Scotland uses a word or phrase from the homeland, but the child may be taught the old language; probably not. They only know it's meaning by context.
But, they grow up, and because of “familial association” they continue using the word or phrase in the context they THOUGHT was correct, but may or may not have been correct.
THEN, the next generation comes along, having no idea of the origin, or the proper pronunciation...but they do their best. After a couple more generations, it is almost unrecognizable from the original.
Here is an example:
About the author:
I write poetry, which I hope is inspirational.
I am also a working musician, in that I am an old guy who is still making money working and playing music.
I've been playing now for 51 yrs
These days I mainly play for older folks in Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Retirement Communities, plus the occasional party or wedding.