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1800s slang words from Barkerville, BC

Somebody asked about “1800s slang words from Barkerville, BC“. That’s a legitimate language-contact question. ┬áBarkerville, for its whole existence as a real town, was a new community that was populated by people from… Continue reading

“Jumper is Chinook for thief”

I’ve written about the lexical contributions of Chinook Jargon to our Pacific Northwest English. ┬áBut here’s a piece about English speakers’ fairly early view of CJ as a kind of slang of its… Continue reading