I'm on vacation back home in good ole' New Brunswick, Canada. Highlights so far:
1) Visiting friends and undergrad stomping grounds in Sackville, and stopping by my old campus radio station, CHMA, where I used to hang out back in the day.
2) Playing a wee gig at a bar called George's Roadhouse with the freewheelin' musician Shotgun Jimmie.
3) Discovering a fantastic website called Carleton County Colloquialisms. My old man was born and raised in Carleton County (about an hour's drive northwest of Fredericton--see map above), and I've absorbed more than a few of their peculiar turns of phrase. An excerpt from the site:
Take, for instance, the innocuous phrase, "Good Heavens. It is very cold outside this evening." A County resident might say, "Sweet bald-headed Jesus. Is it ever some friggin' cold out tonight."
Peruse the colourful descriptors employed by the residents of Carleton County, including my current favourite, jumpins.
Posted by matt at 02:23 PM