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South Shore Phrase Book. A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary. Lewis J. Poteet has compiled two dictionaries of old words and phrases from the South Shore of Nova Scotia, and he describes a scale of goodness: good, some good, right some good, and right some Jesus good. A raincoat fits just like a smack on the lips.
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There is a strong evidence that it might be originated from Nova Scotia or around that region in colloquial usage:. The Word Detective also talks about the origin of this term based on a question asked by a Nova Scotian whose mother called her and her sister "owly" when they were in irritable moods. It also relates the term to owl's appearance: Such is the case with owly, which is indeed how it’s spelled.
This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Collected from the talk of the people who live along Nova Scotia's South Shore, from Halifax to Yarmouth on the Atlantic shore, this book is a lively guide to the unusual way they speak. It is both very old, including words and phrases spoken but not written down since before Chaucer, and in a lively way, new and elaborate, like the original, complete version of "happy as a clam.
Author Lewis Poteet provides a guide to the life and character of the resilient Nova Scotian fisher and farm folk. It is the sixth of Lewis Poteet’s slang dictionaries, the others having come out of Nova Scotia’s South Shore, the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and the worlds of hockey, cars and motorcycles, and aviation.
Books by Lewis J. Poteet. The second south shore phrase book: A Nova Scotia dictionary. South Shore Phrase Book: A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary by Lewis Poteet (2004-02-18). Mass Market Paperback.
Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary by Lewis Poteet. South Shore Tastes: Recipes from the Best Restaurants on Nova Scotia's South Sh.
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