Hope (Help)

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9 comments on this post.
  1. Glen and Kathey:

    Thank you for this information. My wife (Kathey) and I were discussing the “Hope” you with the table. And “Hope” I hope you are happy. —- This form of usage of this English USA used word. We heard it here in the south from the elders all the time. Thank you for this nice piece of information. I you need anything “Holler” we just live up the “Holler” and like to “Hope” people out .. Nice page Andm. — We have to stick together , I have many pages as well. Thank you –Glen Reynolds

  2. Debbie Pike:

    I was searching this very word “hope” for help. My father and his mother used these words like the person above said his grandmother did…and guess what, we live in East Texas too!! My grandmothers g grandfather came from Ireland, to England, to America, early to mid 1800’s and my father still says other weird words like “plummer” for “plummer”. “Harse” for horse. I have been trying to figure out why myself and you have helped a lot.

  3. Debbie Pike:

    Made a mistake toward the bottom. He uses the word plummber for plumber.

  4. James Garner:

    I grew up in rural eastern NC and to this day my relatives in their 80’s and older use hope instead of helped as in ‘I hope my neighbor pick beans yesterday”.

  5. Elisha Powell:

    My Grandfather used hope to mean help. For example he would say “let hope you” meaning let me help you.

  6. Debra Pike:

    One set of my grandparents, my father all used this word hope for help. Their ancestry shows as Ireland to England to America. So I see I am not alone in wondering where it came from.

  7. Ron Tucker:

    My grandfather often said ‘Cain’t be hoped’ meaning that a situation was beyond ‘helping’ rather than beyond ‘hope’.

  8. Lexa Jones:

    I grew up in South Carolina. My grandfather would always say, “Come and hope me in the garden.” I thought this must be a part of his dialect he picked up along the way.!Rhanks for the post. I was searching for this topic.

  9. Peg miniard:

    Isn’t this Elizabethan English? I’m from Appalachia and my grandmother used this term a lot. As well as calling her household goods her house plunder.

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