Using adverbs without the correct ly suffix is common in Appalachia. A few examples:
- If I'm not bad fooled I believe his car was red.
- We ended up walking home in the dark stepping careful as we went.
- That's a terrible rough country I don't know how those first people made a home in it.
- I have been powerful tired for days.
- There's not near as much wild strawberries as there used to be.
Even though I've made a picture of a pretty girl to remind me I don't think I'll be using the ly anytime soon.
p.s. The Pressley Girls will be performing at the Union County Historical Courthouse in Blairsville GA this Saturday, May 23, at noon.