Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Wednesday's Word
Word: Turned around. (Adj.)
Definition: lost
A euphamism. A hunter may have spent the better part of an afternoon getting out of a cedar swamp on a cloudy day when he'd forgotten his compass, but if asked why he's late for supper will note merely that he'd been "turned around some." If he had to spend the night in that swamp, he'd been "some turned around."
Rural folk get "lost" in the city, but "turned around" in the woods.

(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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