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
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
Lowry- overcast weather, sour puss
In full sail- a well endowed female
Crittah- any animal
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