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This week’s words come from The Tale of Oat Cake Crag by Susan Wittig Albert. This is another English setting and set in the early 1900’s so there’s a lot of dialect I didn’t know. Thankfully, Albert included a Glossary.The only problem with having the Glossary available is I forgot to mark the pages where the words were in the story. So, I just have to words and the definitions this week.
Goosy — Foolish (I love this one and think I’m going to have to try using it often)
Off-comer — A stranger, someone who comes from far away.
Pattens — Farm shoes with wooden soles and leather uppers.
Seed wigs — Small, oblong tea cakes, flavored with caraway seeds.
Scotch — as in “Scotch that aeroplane” To damage, crush, destroy something dangerous.
And a quick note to Margot @ Joyfully Retired — Yes, there is a recipe for Oat Cakes and I’m sorry to say it doesn’t sound all the appetizing to me.
Well, have any new words come into your vocabulary?