November 29th, 2007

Warning! Some very bad words are in this very old, recycled post. Is it okay that they are quotes? No? You can read this with your eyes closed then.

I have some issues on my system that I need to address, so don’t bother yourself looking for new stuff over the weekend.

Bluenose vernacular.

  • Bluenose is slang for Nova Scotian.
  • Vernacular is slang for slang.I made that up.
  • God’s Country…a proprietary term to indicate a level of
    breathtaking beauty and real honest-to-gawd decent
    folk not to be had anywhere else. I use this one lots.
  • Come from away…refers to anybody who was not born and raised
    ALL THEIR FREAKING LIFE in Nova Scotia.
  • Fill yer boots…I interpret this to mean “help yourself, take as much as you like”.
    There may be more sinister, sheep-related implications to this however.
  • Kiss my rosy red arse…I attribute this one to a love of alliteration.
  • Petunia…when I was liddle, I called it my “bird” My fave uncle used to call me Petunia, and I HAD NO CLUE. I thought it was because he stuttered like Porky Pig.
  • Oh, me nerves!…meant to indicate a stressful situation.
  • Oh, me fuckin nerves!…this calls for more sympathy than Oh, me nerves!, like when it dawns on you that your favourite uncle was calling you “twat” (Disclaimer: My uncle did not know about this meaning. He was offended when I first posted it)
  • Nobody likes a smartarse…what the Papa always said to me.
  • Gimme a knife; I’ll cut me t’roat…usually said to indicate some unbearable pain for which death is the only solution.
  • Spleeny…I am not making these up, I swear. Means unable to tolerate any pain or hardship. (see above)
  • Twitchy…very irritable, or antsy
  • Hotter than the hinges of hell…brings to mind an image of hell having doors.
    Temperatures over 80 F are hotter than the hinges of hell.
  • Tits up…same as belly up, but more charmingly Nova Scotian.
    Sometimes indicates a person who is passed out from drinking Captain Morgan Rum or shine.
  • And my personal favourite…Who pissed in your cornflakes?…are you having a bad day?
    And why must I be gifted with your lovely mood? (Another note: recently, Dr. Phil has been using a sanitized version of this saying. He totally stole it from me. I wrote this for another blog about seven years ago. Just so you know. And stop it Dr. Phil.)

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8 Responses to “Bluenose vernacular: Recycled Post from seven years ago”

iamthediva Says:

there be some llama llove for you at my bllog. :D

Ree Says:

Hey, I knew some Nova Scotians at one time. I remember them gettting twitchy when it got hotter than the hinges of hell.

Ree’s last blog post..Random Kristabella

zoe Says:

here the term is “give me a bullet will ya!”

zoe’s last blog post..Away in the manger

Wyzwmn© Says:

born in New Brurnswick
raised in ON
now livng on Vancouver Island

and you think you’ve got problems!! LoL

my personal fav is “if yer ever lookin for a helpin hand…look on the end of yer arm”

Wyzwmn©’s last blog post..Chapter 19

Just Beachy Says:

I like Spleeny… I think it is my new favorite word….

Just Beachy’s last blog post..Consolation Prize

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