Friday, January 25, 2008

What're Words For, Part 21

Word: Catch (v.)
Definition: to freeze, usually temporarily

Usage: "The pipes caught in our cellar last night. My husband forgot to plug in the heat tapes."
"Well, you can't do nawthin' about the weather. And in six months, it'll be hot enough to knock up a goat."

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)



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