Wednesday, September 22, 2004

It's Pretty Some Today

Ocockers use the word "some" in a very distinctive way. It means "very" but is used after (not before) an adjective, and is usually (but not always) employed with one or two syllable words. So an Ococker would probably say that he was "cold some," not "very cold." Each word is given equal emphasis (unlike the more common word "lonesome"). Expressions such as "tired some," "fussy some," and "confused some" are common on the island. Occasionally you might even hear something like "Dey Jeeminny Criminny, that's complicated some, that is."

So, now you'll understand me when I say that today, like yesterday, is pretty some. That it is, Bucky!

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