Friday, June 28, 2013

Any Acadian Phrases?

Do you have any Acadian phrases to share?  I'm wanting to expand my file (if not my vocabulary!). A dear friend of mine currently living in Boston is also a descendent of the Acadians (French-speaking individuals who lived in Nova Scotia in Canada). He has been collecting examples of Acadian phrases that have been passed down through the generations. I find them so interesting, especially in terms of grammar differences compared to either French or English. Here are a few of my favorites.

• Hey there! Throw me out the window there my shirt!

• I’ll have two eggs, side by each.

• What for is that gonna do any good?

• I want to talk something to you.

If you have additional examples, send them my way!

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