THE BOOK SHELF: This book of Bluenose slang is right nice
Allison Lawlor- The Chronical Herald, Published: Oct 12, 2018
Nova Scotia, like every region in the world, has its own distinct linguistic shorthand. These words and phrases become meaningful over time and help to not only inform the people who speak them about themselves but bind them together.
"Nova Scotia is blessed with a rich language. It is littered with words and expressions that vary from county to county, and from fishing community to farm town," Oickle writes in his book's introduction.
Whether it's someone on the South Shore asking, "Are you comin' with?" or a Cape Bretoner declaring "Right some good, you," Oickle's book, which is organized like a dictionary with words and meanings grouped in alphabetical order, is filled with expressions that might leave you wondering what you've just read.
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Lindy Mechefske at the Kingston WritersFest podium and with author patrons Judith Irwin and Richard Henriksen
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"It's fabulous to see food writing finally being taken seriously," says Lindy. "We've long paid homage to other literary genres while regarding food writing, like food preparation, as primarily 'women's work.' The truth is, food stories are the real stories of our lives and there is little more fundamental or important to the human race or the future of the planet than food."
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