Monday, January 02, 2006

Funny how things happen...

Yesterday I bought the "Forgotten English" 365 day desk calendar. Every other year I have bought Dilbert but I have a Dilbert day planner now so I decided it was time to branch out. I put it in my office today and what was the first word?

scurryfunge - "A hasty tiding of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time she knocks on the door." - John Gould's Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, and Wazzats, 1975.

Of course, I immediately googled this book - what a find! I just ordered it from Green Apple Books in San Francisco. I can hardly wait to get it.

More information on John Gould and his works can be found at:

Also, during my search I found this website which also talks about John Gould and Maine lingo:

Quite the find of Mainah lingo today!

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