By William John Davey,Richard P. MacKinnon

Biff and whiff, baker’s fog and lu’sknikn, pie social and milling frolic those are only a number of examples of the detailed language of Cape Breton Island, the place a puck is a forceful blow and a Cape Breton red meat pie is stuffed with dates, now not pork.

The first nearby dictionary dedicated to the island’s linguistic and cultural historical past, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is an engaging list of the island’s wealthy vocabulary. Dictionary entries contain helping quotations culled from the editors’ huge interviews with Cape Bretoners and huge learn of local edition, in addition to definitions, chosen pronunciations, components of speech, variation types, comparable phrases, assets, and notes, giving the reader in-depth details on each point of Cape Breton culture.

A monstrous and long-awaited paintings of linguistic examine that captures Cape Breton’s social, fiscal, and cultural existence during the island’s language, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English can be learn with curiosity through Backlanders, Bay byes, and people from away alike.

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