Wednesday, April 16, 2008

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

Phrase: Longer than a hard winter (Adj phrase)
Definition: Said of something protracted


"The preacher goes on and on, don't he?"
"Yes, that sermon was longer than a hard winter. My roast was burned time we got home."
"We have a microwave."

(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)

As I see it, this past wintah was longah than a hahd wintah. And I'm glad that the snow is gone and the tree buds and grass are appearing. That makes me feel wicked good, ayuh.

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