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Ode To Islesboro Lexicon: A Laconic Lexicon of Local Language, Legends, Landmarks, Locales, Legacies, and Legerdemain EPUB Format Download Instantly!

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OVER 300 WHATCHAMACALLITS,  78 KNITTERS,  AND 1 SPIDER

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The proceeds from your purchase go to the Islesboro Community Fund charity.

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 Suit Yourself™ International presents

ODE TO ISLESBORO 

A Laconic Lexicon of Local Language, Legends, Landmarks, Locales, Legacies, and Legerdemain

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Over 300 secret Islesboro passwords and phrases; 
these words aren't a dime a dozen.


This little gem of a whatchamacallit is literally the talk of the town. 
With several erudite essays,

you'll never be at a loss for words.  

All the Maine-stays are here, plus those not fit to print.  
This little lexicon squeaks, squawks, creaks, whirrs, 
and even swears its' moxie beats Scrabble opponents.
 

Don't let 'em talk behind your back. 
Sit up, take notice, and get schrod. 


Goose bumps, turkey shoots, rolling lobsters, 
ballroom dancing, topless cohogs, 
a legendary lighthouse, and a kit n'caboodle of fun. 

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If “Summer Ferry's on” and you've missed the last ferry, what do you say? Do you get upset? Not at all!  You just "go uptah Quicksilver " which is running “right out straight”. Suitable for library or bathroom reading, this is a new kind of dictionary, filled with the most essential words and phrases required for local island living.  The words and phrases are juxtaposed with 18th century engravings, illustrating their conception in the past.  I've assembled these choices out of several thousand collected during the twenty years I spent researching this book.

Nobody asked me to do it; in fact, they asked me NOT to do it.

This is a remarkable and peculiar feat of compulsive lexicography. It reveals dozens of little known island curiosities, many lying buried in tomes, histories, and maps of the island dating from the mid-1800's that are much too voluminous and peculiar for browsing. I have also rolled up my sleeves and exhumed many phrases and words from the graveyards of the obsolete and nearly forgotten, because in my humble opinion, parts of them are still alive and the rest deserve the chance. 

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SAMPLE  PHRASES:

Bed Lunch     - A “midnight snack”
Everywheres - Similar to splatter and shatter.
Flatlanders - Tourists.
Hoppa - The necessary, e.g. the toilet.
Island Beef - A deer, shot any time except during deer season.
Mouth Plate - Dentures.
Newbie - A sucker, or new island resident.
NoSeeEm - A local fast flying carnivorous gnat.
Railed 'Em - Something caught in large volume.
Whatevah - An expression of exasperation similar to “Never try to teach a pig to sing; it's futile and it annoys the pig.”

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There are many terms here that merit wider currency. For example, islanders, for years, have referred to new additions and repairs with the phrase "Looks like it grew there!" , indicating that nobody will detect the work as a modernization, repair or fake; it's suitable. It's far too useful a phrase to be restricted to its' application here. Mainlanders need this phrase. You'll find no unfitting evasive maneuvers, frustrating delicacy, pomposity, or cowardice. For example, when faced with the evolving impact of 501(C)(3) organizations to the island's infrastructure, I come right out and call a spade a spade.

Some readers may complain that there's more than a smidgeon of slang here, and some may complain that there isn't enough. To this I say write your own dictionaries. This one is funny enough to reward casual browsers, and can serve as a supplement to more official island histories. Any phrases or words not in either place are probably not worth having at your fingertips, and none of this is intended to provide fuel for bad writing.

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BISOUS!

Debra Spencer

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