Informal English3,53 49 5 Scritto da: Jeffrey Kacirk
Surface-coal: • cow dung, widely used for fuel in Texas
Bone-orchard: • in the Southwest slang for a cemetery
Chawswizzled: • "confounded" in Nebraskan idiom. "I'll be chawswizzled!"
Leather-ears: • to Cape Cod inhabitants, a person of slow comprehension
Puncture lady: • a southwestern expression for a woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at a dance and gossip rather than dance, often puncturing someone's reputation
Whether the entries are unexpected twists on familiar-sounding expressions or based on curious old customs, this wide-ranging assortment of vernacular Americanisms will amaze and amuse even the most hard-boiled curmudgeon.
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