Ummm... hmmm... that's not my longstanding understanding.oh no Vales and Bottoms are quite different
It's probably a transatlantic thing Jason. Bottom as used by pdh referring to a valley bottom, the word sometimes being used in a place name. One's imagination does the rest.
Definition - "Bottom: Low-lying alluvial land adjacent to a river. Often used in the plural. Also called bottomland."I've heard "vales" in reference to "valleys", but I've never heard of "bottoms".
I'm from Florida and now live in Alabama. I've rarely heard the term 'vale' used except from a few northerners. Lots of towns with 'vale' in them, especially from the north or Midwest areas. I guess it might be a more specific term looking at wiki's definition of 'vale'. I live in the Tennessee Valley. I've never heard it referenced as 'vale' or those who live near the river 'bottomland' or 'bottoms'. Again, I'm still confused, lol.We definitely have "bottoms" here in the USA - the land kind, I mean. Bottom land is a term that I've heard used quite often, though more often in the Ohio, West Virginia and some of the more southern areas. Just wanted to throw that in for my buddy, Jason.