Tuesday, February 5, 2008

ballicatter tangent: introduction to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English

"...the seemingly endless nomenclature of seals at every stage of growth and development (bedlamer, dotard, gun seal, jar, nog-head, ragged-jacket, turner, white-coat, and a score of others); words for conditions of ice (ballicatter, clumper, quarr, sish, slob); ..."

To read the context of this dropping of "ballicatter" (our word of the week) visit the Dictionary of Newfoundland online.

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