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Maine Dictionary for Tourists


 

Wicked-used to describe things.  Wicked Good,  Wicked Cold,etc.


 

Ayuh-means yes most of the time. Doesn't mean agreement.


 

Yondah- away from where you are now


 

Apiece- a mile or further, a measurement, Down the rud apiece


 

Rud- highway


 

Cah- an auto, something to contain lobsters being held for market


 

By Thundah- a cuss word used by ministers and others


 

Butt Sprung- condition of an aged male whose rear end drags


 

Mite-not much


 

Lowry- overcast weather, sour puss


 

In full sail- a well endowed female


 

Crittah- any animal


 

Heft-to lift


 

Tunk- to hit,  "tunk it a mite"


 

Cripes- candy coated cuss word


 

Summah- between spring and fall


 

Messo- unit of measure " messo clams"


 

Gaud- cuss, directed mostly toward elected officals


 

Deck- anything flat made of wood, to flatten someone


 

Depity- such as assistant sheriff


 

Boondocks- land more than 500 yards from the shore or south of Kittery


 

Shuck- to divest clams of their innards " you shuck clams to make a chowdah"


 

Flats- Land offshore, Fragrance you smell at lowtide


 

Bow- front of a boat , kinda pointed


 

Stern- other end of the boat , kinda flat


 

Reach- long body of water between hunks of land,
               What you do when the blueberry muffins are apt to get by you at a grange supper


 

Pound- place where lobsters are stored, where stray dogs are taken


 

Crik- a small stream, a pain in the neck


 

Pond- can be a 5 mile long lake or a 20 foot village puddle, Mainers don't really care


 

Spleeny- milk toast type, coward, sissy, applied mostly to husbands


 

Haniss- gear put on a horse to help it haul loads


 

Peaked- poor looking


 

Yad- land in front of the house


 

Callis- town of Calais on the border of Canada


 

From Away- Foreigners,not from the state of Maine


 

Cottage- summah persons manision


 

Camp- Maine persons cottage




 

The "Real"  Maine  State  Bird



 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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