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« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2013, 04:50:15 AM »

Stewart--from your earlier post:

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WICKED - can be said at almost any occasion, usually followed by the words "big" or "good"

This is frequently intensified with "some."  SOME WICKED GOOD (or BAD, I guess, though I've only heard the "GOOD" form)
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« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2015, 09:40:09 PM »

A few more translations are in order since these have come up recently -

Chuppta?  - This is normally asked when someone enters the shop.

Match -  The month that follows February.

Bah - The 5 to 6' long metal rod used to adjust the position of rail and ties.  This term will be used during next month's work weekend.

Mack - Another work weekend term as in "put a chalk mack on the tie where the first spike will be set".
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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2015, 10:56:58 PM »

Not "Match" it's "Maaahch".
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2015, 12:45:23 AM »

Not "Match" it's "Maaahch".

It depends on whether you speak British or not.
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2015, 08:03:28 PM »

It's also not "sure"
It's "shore"
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2015, 01:04:49 AM »

And its Kitty-corner not Catty-Corner..........

As for learning "mid-western" speak, its "crick" not "creek".......

And for the true coffee-hounds, you're going to WAWA, not Starbucks - sorry not available in Maine (yet)

Hope all have enjoyed their "literary" experience for the day.   Grin
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2015, 01:12:17 AM »

I could fill a page with all the sayings I have heard. Gawd Paw, whats fah suppah.
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2015, 01:34:30 AM »

I left my keys upta camp

Or gonna take a ride upta the WW&F to see what's in the dooryard at the house

Sorry I'm from away
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2015, 01:44:16 AM »

Got 6 foot drifts in my door yahd.  Wanted suppah but had to go upta stowah for some cow.
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2015, 08:14:38 AM »

Sorry I'm from away

We could tell   Grin

  Wanted suppah but had to go upta stowah for some cow.

"for some cow"
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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2015, 06:43:04 PM »

When I was a young pollywog on the southeastern coast of RI, I was convinced that a local family was named "Cotta" and that the local skating pond was the "Cod" mill pond. I couldn't figure out what a salt water fish had to do with a freshwater pond in the woods.

Also, if you were annoying your brother, you were told to stop "plegging" them. Anyone ever heard that one?
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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2015, 11:37:52 PM »

Yes Gawdon. Grandmother used to say that to me all the time
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2015, 04:05:06 AM »

Fact about the entomology of Maine:
Maine has no hornets. It does, however, have hahnets. If you're plowin, it's not a good thing if a hahnet stings one of the hahsses.
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2015, 03:41:26 AM »

I am so enjoying this thread!  Grin  Grin

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« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2015, 03:03:06 AM »

theres also cornah or corner and theres shootin,huntin,and others of which i cant think of
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