Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday's Word

Word: Some (Adv.)
Definition: very. Often “some old”. Peculiarly, this word, which is usually adjectival, serves as an adverb in Yankeeland: “some old homely”, “some pretty”.

“Joe was some ugly when he found out he had to register his twelve foot canoe if he wanted to put his little electric outboard on it.”
“I don’t wonder. Way it is now, if you had a pair of waterwings and an egg beater, the State would say you was a motorized craft and stick a number on you.”

(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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