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New Hampshire Slanguage: Muffler

Before the automobile was invented, the term muffler was an entirely different item than a metal tail pipe. It  was, instead, an object of clothing, worn to keep dust, dirt, or the extremes of sun and cold from the mouth … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Cunnin

Recently the word cunnin(g) was brought up in a FaceBook discussion group, as to whether or not it was New England slang.  To be honest, I am not certain.  But it was in a New Hampshire household where I heard … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Puckerbrush

The word “puckerbrush” usually describes an area of land that is mostly composed of scrub-brush. Often land formerly used in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Hornpout

No self-respecting New Hampshire fisherman (or woman) can ply their leisure pastime for long…

before they end up with a … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Does a Cellar Grow Up to Become a Basement?

Pronounced “Sell-LAH” in New Hampshire, the cellar is becoming a rare find. Oh, it was different in the earliest days … Continue reading

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