Thursday, August 7, 2008

Maine Speech

[Editor's Note: In his book One Man's Meat, the essayist E.B. White observes "[t]he tongue spoken here in Maine is as different from the tongue spoken in New York as Dutch is from German. Part of this difference is in the meaning of words, part in the grammar. But the difference is great." So in honor of Mainers' distinct tongue, I'm mining both One Man's Meat and Tim Sample's CD How to Talk Yankee to provide a weekly look at Maine speech.]

1. extremely good

- John C.L. Morgan

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