Lewis Poteet presents new Nova Scotia phrase book

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‘South Shore Phrase Book’ offers carefully-researched insight to the colloquialisms of this community

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In “South Shore Phrase Book: A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary”, author Lewis Poteet collects a new dictionary of Nova Scotian dialect that’s compiled from a lifetime of experience.

In “South Shore Phrase Book: A New, Revised and Expanded Nova Scotia Dictionary” (published by iUniverse), author Lewis Poteet collects a new dictionary of Nova Scotian dialect that’s compiled from a lifetime of experience.

“From the first note I took listing a Nova Scotia idiomatic, widely used, colorful and incisive word or phrase,” Poteet says, “I was inspired by the verve, the freshness, and the clarity of these items of common speech.”

The “South Shore Phrase Book” is wide-ranging and diverse. It gathers items from the life experiences of the people in Nova Scotia, from work (fishing or farming), to growing up (“going up fool’s hill”) to drinking (“out with the Captain”) to winter (a “skiff” of snow, or a “lounder” – “enough to clear a windshield”) to the difference between men and women (she just “clarts” the house, not really cleaning it; men calling each other “old dear,” or “old son”).

Poteet’s slang dictionaries, appearing from 1983 to 2000, have been used by such writers as Robert MacNeil (“Burden of Desire”), George Elliott Clarke (“Whylah Falls”) and Paul LeDoux (Canadian playwright and longtime writer for The Edison Twins on CBC TV).

“South Shore Phrase Book”
By Lewis Poteet
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9780595311941
E-Book | 158 pages | ISBN 9781475922110
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lewis Poteet has compiled two dictionaries of old words and phrases from the South Shore of Nova Scotia, and he describes a scale of goodness: “good, some good, right some good,” and “right some Jesus good.”

He is also co-author of “Car & Motorcycle Slang” (with Jim Poteet) and “Cop Talk” (with Aaron C. Poteet).

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