Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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

Word: Daow (Adj.)
Definition: Negative
Downeasters frequently use this expression instead of "No."

Pronunciation Note: it rhymes with the name of the late Chairman of the People's Republic of China.

"Did you get your deer yet?"
"Daow, I can't even see one. I'll give her a try this Saturday, and if it don't get no better, I'm going to hang up my rifle. Out-of-staters getting 'em all anyway."

(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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