Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Tuesday's Folklore Photo: That's one dirty old...shut your mouth!
When I happen to have a boil up with folks from away I can't help but point at the kettle on the fire, lean in close and whisper mischievously, "Do you know what we call that in Newfoundland"?
They, of course, say "no" and I giggle like a child who just learned about beaver architecture, the actual name for a female dog and donkey synonyms all in one glorious afternoon.
I blurt out, "It's called a slut!", while thinking, "please ask me why it's called that, please ask me why it's called that."
The inevitable question follows and I practically explode.
"Because they're fast and dirty"!!
I sit back then, far more proud than I should be of this awful one-liner. Who do I think I am? Henny Youngman?
But I can't help myself so I giggle and ask, "Do you know what we call dandelions here"?