I have now lived in Knoxville for a year. Crazy, I know. It really doesn't seem like it's been that long. Anyways, since living here and working in rural counties, I have noticed some interesting things in regards to how people talk around here:
1. The use of the word "the"
ex. "She had the head lice so I couldn't send her to school."
2. Around here you don't "skip" school or work, but instead, "lay out."
ex. "They were caught laying out of school last Thursday."
3. The use of the word "done"
ex. "I done caught them laying out of school last Thursday."
4. The use of the term "the law" instead of "police" or "cops"
ex. "We done come down the mountain and were at their house just talking in the yard and the law showed up!"
All of these are pretty prevalent and I don't think I've noticed them anywhere else I've lived except for around here. I'm sure there are more, but I can't remember them right now or they aren't used as much.