Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wednesday’s Word

Word: Jump down throat (phrase)
Definition: verbal abuse

“I guess Elwyn’s pigs did get into Fred’s garden.”

Ayuh, but Fred didn’t have no call to jump down his throat like that. Elwyn got ‘em out quick’s he could, and they didn’t do much hurt anyway.”

(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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