You'll Only Hear These Sayings in Maine

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Bob Stone
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You'll Only Hear These Sayings in Maine

"You look shot at and missed, sh*t on an' hit"(you are past due for last call)"Keep it between the trees"(A friendly reminder as you stagger out the door to drive home)"Load light and go often"(Lesson learned from an old horse logger)"Just the co*k for Dolly!"(Exclaimed whenever success is obtained in carpenterin')"Looks like it grew there"(an appropriate response to above)"It's within a row of as*holes at 73 and a half"(Cut it at 73.5". They won't see it from the beach)"I don't get paid to think"(Inevitable response to the question, "So, what do you think?", posed to hourly guys on the job)[ 01-13-2004: Message edited by: Mark T. Cenci ]

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Just got off the phone with my brother-in-law who is a long-time BIW employee. He used a couple of beauties which gave rise to the thought that AMG'ers might have a few more to share. Let's have a Maine Yankee and Maine Franco grouping.Here are a few. You have to supply the translation for us as well...Yankee"She was stove up sumpin' wicked"[i] Damaged in a crash [/i]"She seized up on me haaahd"[i] Stopped running [/i]"What's a mattah boys, restin'?"[i] Supervisor coming on a group of BIW workers sitting around, talking [/i]"Did ya git ya deeah?"[i] Heard often around the yahd on Monday morning's in the fall[/i]Franco"It makes no never mind"[i] Doesn't make any difference"[/i]Maine lingo is one of the great benefits of living in the great State of Maine.Please feel free to add...

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When I first moved to Maine in 1972, I was shocked to hear a mother in a grocery store tell her kid, "You are some ugly today!" Later, I discovered that being "ugly" had more to do with your temperment than your looks.

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"Don't come all un-cunnin'."
[i]Take it easy.[/i]"She's a bit nippy."
[i]It's kinda cold.[/i]"A rack a poundahs"
[i]A 6-pack of 16 oz beers[/i]

Thomas O
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"Numbah 'n a stick(or a pounded thumb)"
[i]Stupid[/i]"Coldah'n witch's t*t"
[i]Really cold[/i]"Wicked"
[i]Very[/i]"Give 'er some!"
[i]Step on the gas[/i]

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He's a dubah!
[i]He can't get out of his own way![/i]Went off the rud 'n the pucka brush!
[i] Drove off the road into the alders![/i]It's a lowry day!
[i]It's an overcast day[/i]All lathered up!
[i] All hot and sweaty![/i]

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"So didn't I."
[i]I did the same.[/i]"Jeezum Crow"
[i]Gee whiz[/i]"It's a scoh-cha"
[i]It's hot[/i]
"We were up to the county"
[i]We went to the northern Maine county of Aroostook[/i]"county bodadoes" [pronounced boh-day-doez]
[i]Potatoes grown in the northern Main county of Aroostook[/i][ 01-03-2004: Message edited by: Michelle Anderson ]

Anonymous
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"Dow"
An old timer sayin' No"EEEhhh Cri"
Holy crap"Touch-o"
:eek:
.......
You can figure this one out!I am shure more will come out shortly...

Anonymous
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You all should pick up a copy of John McDonalds "Maine Dictionary" Its a hoot~

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That deah showed up like a white bead on a black cats a ss..... It's colder then a ****** heart out there......******= lady of the nite.lol Well we was all broke flatter than a pint of porcupine piddle on a paper plate..... That fella was so cheap he'd skin a fart...... We kilt that deah and et the whole thing in one settin.......[ 01-04-2004: Message edited by: Snowalker ]

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"chimbley"Its the thing the smoke goes up. :p

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The Bangor Mall opened back around 1976. It was around the end of deer season and there was a big publicigty push on to get shoppers out to the new mall. Felicia Knight was a news anchor on a Bangor station at the time. There was a large pen of “reindeer” on display to attract shoppers. Felicia had a live TV spot at the mall during the nightly news. She asked a little blonde five year old boy what he thought about all this. The boy looked at Felicia Knight, at the caribou, at the Bangor area citizens and back at Felicia.“Well, lady; If my old man was here he’d numb one of them suckahs.”Felicia looked stunned. The camera man panned back to the Washington County family as Mom was hurriedly loading the kids into the pickup. Oh, the joys of live TV. True story.

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"Close yah mouth or the flies will blow yah livah!"
[i]~Said to someone who's mouth is open in response to something that's been said, shocking or otherwise![/i]

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Yah can't get there from hereWhere's this road go? Don't go nowhere,it stays right hereNo line is safe to touch, evah

Al Greenlaw
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Been 'round more than a button on an outhouse door.Refers to a woman of questionable character.

Thomas O
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Ya give a man a fish, hec'n eat for a day.
But if ya TEACH a man ta fish, hec'n sit in a boat an' drink beah all day ! ;)

Bob Stone
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"She dresses out 'bout 2...250."[i] Estimating the size of a large deer (or woman).[/i]"She..."[i]All inanimate objects become female.[/i]"Problee"[i]Probably[/i]

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Here are a few that would fall under the Maine Franco heading:They threw that building down.They demolished that building.
Open/Close the light.Turn on/Turn off the light.
I'm going to make the store.I'm going grocery shopping.

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Mainers never go anywhere without going up, down, or over
Goin down town now.
Goin up to the county
goin ova to BangaGit that friggin piece a crap off the road.My brother-in-law talking to an outastata.
Q. What do I need to have to go hunting up here?
A. A gun.
Q. I know that, what else?
A. Bullets.
Q. OK smart guy, what else?
A. A license.

Kennebec
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"Go down the road to the fork and take the first right but one"(Take the second right after the fork)

Sockalexis
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"I'll take two eggs side by each and a pair of toast"over heard in a lewiston diner.

sardog
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"Yer a rig" (with due apologies to oil rigs).

Thomas O
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Tenderitis (tendonitis)
Supposably (supposedly)
Flustrated (an amalgam of flustered & frustrated)
Doverman Pincher (Doberman pinscher)
Valentimes Day
"I'm used of it"
"She's gettin' the gas but she ain't gettin' no spaahk"

Thomas O
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I'll tell you what,
mistah man, she was some massive.
Happy birfday !
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My daughter was in an elevator in California. A man overheard that she was from Maine. He asked her to say a word with "r" in it because he knew we say them funny. Her reply was: "What are you, _ucking retahhded?

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[b]'How ya doin' this mornin'?'... 'Oh, fair t' middlin'.'"[/b]Average or ok

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"FAH-GED-ABOWD-IT" "Hey, you know all those illegal aliens you risked 'life and limb´ to apprehend? FAH-GED-ABOWD-IT published nationally on 1/12/04 in Washington times article by Jerry Seper quoting Mainer, US Border Patrol Agent (Retd), John Frecker, currently Vice President of US Border Patrol's National Council -- discussing how Bush's stealth amnesty for illegal aliens demoralizes US Border Patrol Agents and leaves the agents deaths and sacrifices meaningless.

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An old and dear friend of mine was telling me things that happened " back before the war"..30's He was talking about some woman that was shootin her mouth off about something and his discriptioon of her was........." Well she thought she was about the smahtest thing that ever pi ssed behind a pair of boots?That team of hosses larruped about 2 miles bafore I finally gawfulled on to em..... I was runnin down that ridge and hooked my toe under a big spruce ruet and took ta cahtwheelin a ss over bandbox..... That old cook was skinnia then a rail and only had the one tooth in his head, well, he let out a whoop for us to come to suppa.We all straddled a chaiah and he had fried up some old deer steaks that was tougher than turkey turd soup....

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Captain of yacht approaching pier notices a man fishing and asks: "Hey, old timer, how much water do I have.?"Old timer: "Plentay."Captain continuing to approach the pier asks: "Hey, old timer, are you sure there is enough water?"Old timer: "Ayuh, plentay."Seconds later the yacht runs aground 10 feet from the pier. He yells to the old timer. "You told me there was plenty of water."Old timer: Ayuh, plentay of water, just spread kinda thin." He grins as he waves goodby. Never call a Mainer an old timer. :D Al :D

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