Sunday, April 13, 2008

Word of the Week (April 13 -19) sish

Word of the Week (April 13 -19) sish


definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

sish n 1983 WARNER 80 How does an ocean freeze, right before your eyes? Well, first it's patches of gray slush... Ship makes pleasant hissing noise passing through. Germans call it Eisbrei, 'ice porridge'; Newfoundlanders rather onomatopoetically refer to it as 'sish.' More technically, good old British Admiralty Arctic Pilot defines as 'ice spicules and thin plates about one-third of an inch across, known as frazil crystals.'

1989 CANDOW 76 The pelts were stowed in wooden pounds in the holds, laid fat to fat and hair to hair, with crushed sea ice called 'sish' or 'salt' between each layer.

Now, we invite u to RELiVE, REMEMBER and REFRESH iT and/or even REDEFiNE iT!

The main thing is to RELiSH iT.

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