Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wednesday’s Word

Word: Honk (V.)
Definition: to move, or accelerate

"He was honking it right to her when that deer jumped out in front of his pickup. Stove the grill all to hell."

Mother always gave my father credit for coining the phrase "honk her for home", which is still heard in the region.
"Seven o'clock. I'd better honk her for home. We've got company coming."

(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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