There are times when you have to reach waaaaayyy back and grab some of that Black, Gulf State speech for a just right word.

This is a post that I have been meaning to put up for a very long time. It involves Zora Neale Hurston, the Gulf State South, and words. Zora Neale Hurston was a novelist, Guggenheim Fellow, and folklorist. She collected hundreds of tales from the Gulf State South that remained in the basement of an institute for over 70 years. Nobody knows why this work was held off for seven decades, but I think I have a clue.