Friday, July 20, 2007

Another word...

Gunkhole, n - a small body of shallow, stagnant, and boggy water, usually with poor fishing (for trout). Usage - "Ain't no use fishin there, nothin' but chubs and sunfish in that gunkhole!" Can also be used as an adjective, as in "near that gunkhole brook over by McDuff's corner"

- Submitted by KFB (Bangor, Maine)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I am behind...

Really need to update the glossary at some point. Glad I can at least post the suggestions I receive here! Also, did you notice that I finally update the format a bit today?

Here are a couple more suggestions...

Flush - n., a toilet (I worked in home health care as an occupational therapist when we first moved here and had many elderly Mainer's ask about grab bars and such to help them "get up off the flush.")

Quillypig - n., a porcupine (I heard this from a co-worker from Machias, referring to an animal her husband, a game warden, had dealt with.)

Received from LS (Hoosier now in Hampden, ME)