Category Archives: New Hampshire Slanguage

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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New Hampshire Slanguage: Bulkhead

Would a “bulkhead,” by any other name squeak as sweet? I say nay! 

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