Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wednesday’s Word

Word: Be (V.)

Definition: archaic form of “is”


One of the boys from Barter Island went to the city to sign up for the draft. When asked for his address, he replied, “I come from the Island.”

“What Island?”

“Barter Island, for crisakes! What other Island be thay?”

(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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