Nova Scotia is blessed with a rich language. It is literally littered with words and expressions that vary from county to county, and town to town. From a dog's breakfast, to blowin' a gale, bed lunch, giv'er, fill yer boots, dough funkers, back-ass-wards and right some good, Nova Scotia Slang will introduce you to a whole new language.
You know you speak Nova Scotian when...
- You've just made a hodgepodge.
- You caught your toe on the carpet and went arse over kettle.
- You know you've got a right nice car.
- Your mother is a bag of nerves after that near miss on the highway this morning.
- You invite your friends to come on over to the beach on Saturday night for a feed of lobster.
- You describe that really bad smell in your basement as being fowsty.
- Your kid is acting like a fart in a mitten.
- Someone calls you a hard-looking ticket and you know exactly what they're talking about.
- You are experiencing a severe case of the flying axe handles this morning.
- You ask your visitors, "Jeet yet?"
About the author
Bestselling author Vernon Oickle has 17 books to his credit and is an international award winning journalist and editor with 33 years experience working in community newspapers on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Among his many awards for writing and photography is the Golden Quill Award for best editorial writing from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. Winning the award in 2012, Vernon is only the third Canadian and the first Nova Scotian to win this honour since it was first presented in 1961. In addition to his newspaper career, he is the author of 21 books. Vernon and his wife Nancy have two sons, Kellen and Colby. He continues to reside in Liverpool where he was born and raised.
Other titles by Vernon Oickle
So you think you know Nova Scotia
From the files of Nova Scotia's most eclectic collector comes the ULTIMATE Bluenoser Quiz Book
A History in Pictures
The Second Movement
Nova Scotia Outstanding Outhouse Reader #2
More Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia
We Love Nova Scotia
A People's Portrait
My Nova Scotia Home
Nova Scotia's best writers riff on the place they call home