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Prince Edward Island Sayings

Prince Edward Island Sayings

Copyright Date: 1998
Pages: 152
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    Prince Edward Island Sayings
    Book Description:

    A long-awaited companion volume to Pratt?s Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English, this delightful collection includes more than 1,000 proverbs, folk sayings, and catchphrases characteristic of the speech and attitudes of Prince Edward Islanders.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-6482-1
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Preface
    (pp. vii-x)
    T.K. PRATT
  4. Introduction
    (pp. xi-xxviii)

    This dictionary is intended to appeal to at least five types of reader. Type one is ‘the browser,’ who is simply led on by a pleasurable sequence of entries to go from page to page, even to read the whole work. Unlike those in a standard dictionary, the entries here are laid out not by the alphabet but in a flow of ideas or themes, as if some Prince Edward Islander were chatting on,tongue going like a button on a back barn door,about various preoccupations of the inhabitants. Type-one readers might include visitors to the province, and Islanders...

  5. Dictionaries and Other Collections Consulted
    (pp. xxix-xxxii)
  6. Human Appearance
    (pp. 3-18)
  7. Human Age
    (pp. 19-22)
  8. Health
    (pp. 23-24)
  9. Character
    (pp. 25-39)
  10. Intelligence
    (pp. 40-46)
  11. Certainty
    (pp. 47-54)
  12. Foolishness and Mistakes
    (pp. 55-56)
  13. Mood
    (pp. 57-65)
  14. Social Life
    (pp. 66-70)
  15. Talking
    (pp. 71-82)
  16. Food
    (pp. 83-87)
  17. Drink
    (pp. 88-90)
  18. Bedtime and Rising
    (pp. 91-93)
  19. Work
    (pp. 94-98)
  20. Money
    (pp. 99-101)
  21. Farming and Fishing
    (pp. 102-103)
  22. Weather
    (pp. 104-110)
  23. Physical Properties
    (pp. 111-119)
  24. Miscellaneous
    (pp. 120-124)
  25. Bibliography
    (pp. 125-128)
  26. Index
    (pp. 129-169)