Hear a clip from Bob Marley to get primed for a classic Maine saying.
“Give ’er tha dinnah, guy” Usually chanted while someone is doing something stupid and show offy in a big, muddy truck.
It’s blowin’ like a whore at a Legionairs convention…. (when a Noreaster comes in.)
(On the way a Maine girl looks.) “Shes got a wicked nice body but looks like someone took a clam rake to her face.”
I burst out laughing at a few of these that were submitted in The Ghost Trap's first contest (ending Sept 30). The winner will be determined by public vote so if you want to see some colorful expressions (some I can't even print here) vote now.
What the contest is about.
One of the best parts about writing The Ghost Trap was gathering some of the funniest, wittiest backwoods Maine expressions to go into the book such as "that'll skittle yer dillet." If you've got a great Maine expression or saying and want to win a personalized signed copy of The Ghost Trap, post it here and you just might win!
You must be 18 to enter the contest. While “colorful” language is inevitably part of this contest, anything that is considered overly vulgar, racist, misanthropic or bashes anyone’s gender, sexual preference, racial background or otherwise will be prohibited.
You must be a fan of The Ghost Trap on Facebook to win. Contest is only open to one entry per person. So make it count!
Columns about the sub-culture of lobstering that K. Stephens has collaborated on with Maine lobstermen and guest bloggers.