Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wednesday's Word
formerly known as the "What're Words For..."

Phrase: From away (Prep. phrase)
Definition: transplanted residents

Usage example:
"The folks that bought the Pingree place won't let our kids pick raspberries out back of the barn. We've been doing that for years, and besides, they admit they're not going to get 'em themselves."
"Well, they're from away and don't know no better."
"They'll learn, likely."

(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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