Category Archives: New Hampshire Slanguage

First Female County Register of Probate in the U.S.: Marlow New Hampshire’s Ella F. Gee (1853-1937)

She was born in 1853 as Fannie Ella Gee, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  In 1899 she legally changed her name in Cheshire County (NH) Court from Fannie Ella Gee to Ella Fannie Gee. Ella’s father, Ebridge B. Gee, was from Marlow, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Piazza

The word, piazza, was well known in New Hampshire in the early 18th century.  Several references are made in newspapers of that time to piazzas found in warmer climates and seemingly indicative of outside living space covered with a roof.  … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Hoodsie

To New Hampshirites, and other New Englangers, a “hoodsie” is a cup of ice cream

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You say Catsup, I say Ketchup

Although today we think of a red tomato-based concoction, catsup in colonial days was quite different. Wild and dried meat … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Elastics

In England “elastics” are footware, in North Carolina it is a knitted product used in clothing and home furnishings needing … Continue reading

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