When I first moved here, I had no idea that there was an actual secondary language to English.
But there is. I’m still slowly learning it and adding it to my vocabulary. Let me educate you…
1. Kibby (or kivvy, I haven’t quite pinpointed it yet).
Def: verb, adjective (kiv-EE). Broken, about to break. A general mess. Usually all over the place.
Example: If you grab that wrong, its going to kibby all over the place.
Def: verb (muckle). To grab a hold of, knuckle on to.
Example: Want me to muckle onto that end and pull?
3. Doggone Busteded [This is the Fireman’s favorite saying.]
Def: adjective (just like it sounds). Broken.
Example: The phone is doggone busteded.
Def: adjective (just like it sounds). Broken. See Doggone Busteded.
Example: Yep, the phone is definitely grenaded.
Def: adjective (ten two). Broken. See Doggone Busteded and Grenaded.
Example: I’d say that phone is 10-2.
Now I picked these 5 words because they’re all words I have either said or heard in the last 24 hours. Generally from the same person. Same situation with the examples…they’re actual sentences I’ve heard uttered in the past few days. Oh, the glamour of life in the North Country.
Vocab lesson continues next week…