Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oct 19 - 25 Word of the Week: laddie-suckers

Oct 19 - 25 Word of the Week

laddie-suckers n

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

laddie-sucker n Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella); SALLY2.
1975 SCOTT 15 Most children in Newfoundland have enjoyed the refreshing taste of the Sheep Sorrel and it is too bad that this habit is lost with childhood. The Sheep Sorrel is known as Sweet Leaf or Laddie Suckers or Sally Suckers.

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