thataway

that·a·way

 (thăt′ə-wā′)
adv. Southern & Midland US
That way.

[Alteration of that way.]
Our Living Language The history of the English language is full of examples of epenthesis, the addition to a word of a vowel or consonant not part of the original word. This process is still active in regional dialects. Two examples now used chiefly in Southern and Midland dialects are thisaway and thataway, which show epenthetic vowels intruding between this way and that way. Another highly excoriated instance of vowel epenthesis, not regional, is the pronunciation of athlete as (ăth′ə-lēt′).

thataway

(ˈðætəˌweɪ)
adv
jocular dialect US in that direction: He went thataway..
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ThatAway memory signs are a fresh idea for the old concept of the directional sign.
They went thataway and tucked into the warmest water--probably on the north side of every bay.
In any case, this is not Michael Palin circling the globe thataway and thisaway - that is, a real travel show, with a comic host - but a comedy with travel features, like If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium or The Hangover Part II .
But it makes for a dramatic demonstration at evening get-togethers: point boldly toward Virgo and announce to everyone present that on a cosmic scale, "we're headed thataway.
He's laying deader than a doornail about 50 yards thataway.
There was the smell of the summer heat, the feel of her stiff pigtails wrapping around her face with each swing, and the sound of her father's voice after every hit: Thataway, thataway, thataway, baby--a pulsing cadence resonating through her brain, through her bones, through the ball now merging with her bat.
Gilmer doin' him thataway, talking so hateful to him--"
Yes, City had to ride their luck up at the Riverside sometimes, but you'realways going to get thataway from home when you go to places like Middlesbrough.
The population of big cats down thataway also seems suspiciously small, if no "'poaching" has been going on since the 1930s.
Third degree burns followed by the Minor Injuries Unit lie thataway.
THEY WENT THATAWAY Luiz Felipe Scolari wants the fans who threw coins at Didier Drogba brought to book; FLASHPOINT Drogba hurls a coin back at Burnley fans
Brown wrote historical nonfiction, including "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," as well as the novels "Creek Mary's Blood" and "They Went Thataway.