Oldie-Timey Maine Phrases That Should Be Brought Back Immediately
Yesterday, I was describing some thing to a co-worker and actually found myself using the phrase, "wicked stove-up". And I 100% meant it. My computer was making me other-worldly angry, and it seemed the only true way to describe what a piece of crap it was being.
Growing up in Maine, I've heard many folks say many different things to describe any given situation. And I feel like these days, we don't put nearly enough thought into the process. So I put this post up on our Facebook page:
As you can see.....over 80 comments later, and honestly, I'm still laughing my face off at some of the things that were shared. I wanted to know stuff your parents said, or your grandparents. And because you guys are awesome, you shared some unbelievable funny stuff. some really obscure stuff too, that I'd never heard. But that's what this was all about. I knew there had to be some hidden gems that were totally new to some folks. Lets' check some out!
Ha! When's the last time you heard sideboard?!?!
I'm not sure what it means to wash your sock in Dyer Brook, but I bet it's hilarious.
I've often used the whisker phrase myself....
I worry about anybody that's had boiled owl. It doesn't sound tasty at all.
That competes with my drier that a popcorn fart comment, hahaha...
Another variation on the same theme.
A hen hauling wood?!?! I'd pay money to see that.
Anyhow, you get the idea. And honestly, there was some absolute gold on the post that I just couldn't print here because of language, but for real, Mainers rule. I say that we bring back all of these right now, chummy!!!