Category Archives: New Hampshire Slanguage

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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New Hampshire Slanguage: Spiffy

The word spiffy is an American English slang word that has been in use at least as early as 1853, … Continue reading

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