Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday’s Word

Word: How they actin’? (Interrogative phrase.)

Usage: Use this to inquire of a fisherman’s luck when you stop by a bridge or culavert (culvert).

He’ll probably simply say, “Ain’t.” But if you can, get a look in his creel.

And then there’s the variant for lobsterman.

“How they crawlin’?”


He may have caught enough spiders that month to pay for his new Chrysler Marine.

(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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