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“Quiggly hole”, “quiggly town” and “kick willy”

Acknowledgments are due to Mike Cleven for making me aware of these Canadianisms borrowed from Chinook Jargon.  Here’s another good online discussion of uniquely Canadian words. There are a lot of ways to… Continue reading

The Story of a Stump

“The Story of a Stump.”  (Click to see it deciphered.) First page: Page 2: Found by a miracle, in Google Books.  (“Forest and Stream” magazine, December 5, 1903, pages 438-439, by HG Dulog.)… Continue reading