Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday's Word

Word: Ktaadn (N.)
Definition: Katahdin

Old spelling (as used in Thoreau's Maine Woods) and a good pronunciation for Maine's highest mountain. Used as an index of one's vista.

“My, what a nice view you have here."
"Yes, on a good day you can see clear'n to Ktaadn."

(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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