Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday’s Word

Word: Old man and old woman (Adj phrase.)

Note: Always preface these expressions with the article, as “The old man Brown,” or “The old woman Pinkham.”


“How’d you find the old man Scribner this morning?”
“He wintered out pretty good. Says he’s goin’ back into sheep if he can find a good Hampshire ram.”

Ayuh, they say sheep’s the comin’ thing now.”

(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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