Sunday, April 3, 2011

Capelin, Cod, Crackies and Crab




"Me Mudder is some crooked today, I thought she was going to smack me in the chops! I spent all day coopied over, down on the beach, catching capelin for her, and then her old Crackie dog took em while they were drying. Now we're having cod and crabcakes for supper, that should cheer her up."

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Capelin {pronounced CAPE-lynn} - slender, translucent olive coloured, small scaled smelt fish that grow to a miximum of 25 cm. Although capelin sometimes spawn offshore, the females often come ashore to leave their eggs on the pebbled beaches. The spawning process leaves the caplein quite vulnerable to predators, especially humans. They are seined offshore by longliners and caught in capelin traps. On the beaches they can be caught by hand, in a dip net or even a bucket. Kiddo once fell on the beach and one got into her boot.

Chops - the mouth.

Codfish - codfish usually grow to approximately 120cm (48in) in length and weigh 12 kg (26lb); however much larger fish have been recorded. For many years this fish was king in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Coopy - to crouch or bend down.

Crackie - a small dog of a mixed breed.

Crooked - ill tempered, contrary and cranky.

Crab - There are 3 species commercially caught, Atlantic Snow Crab and two species of toad crab. Only the male snow crab is caught as the females are too small to have commercial value. The males reach a maximum shell width of 16.5cm (6.5in), a leg span of 90cm (37in) an weight of 1.35kg (3lb).


** If you're stopping by for the A to Z challnge, please leave a link to your site so I can pay you a visit!! **

37 comments:

  1. I love the sound of your paragraph read out loud, ( though I possibly murdered it while reading)...all the best for A-Z!

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  2. I knew chops and I knew crab. It really IS a whole other world out there. By the By, you can go smelting in Ontario too. Dad used to bring home a few buckets once a year. Yummy!

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  3. crabs are too crabby... and why they don't like crab cakes.
    jeremy [iZombie]

    explanation:
    http://izombielover.blogspot.com/2011/04/c-is-for-comments-and-crazy-charlie.html

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  4. Great words, especially "crackie." Learning new words=Awesome. Thanks! Good luck with the challenge.

    http://lauramcampbell.blogspot.com

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  5. Isn't it strange how so many people speak English but it is so completely different. I love reading your posts everyday just to see if I can figure it out or not. Thanks for sharing these!

    Dafeenah

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  6. Beautiful photos from the seaside!

    Thanks for your comment!

    Monti
    NotesAlongTheWay

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  7. Creative C choice! Thank you for visiting! Happy A2Z2U!

    Penned Pebbles

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  8. Love these ABC posts! Looking forward to D!

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  9. I like the sound of coopy. I'm definitely adding that to my vocab.

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  10. I think that was a great post and very clever. I love crab actually snow crab specifically.

    keep it coming

    Teresa
    Fangirl Next Door Click me!

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  11. Hahaha, I'm always crooked, by your definition. And I love, love, loved my crackies. This comment, anywhere else, would be totally inappropriate!

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  12. 3 type of crab, another lesson for the day thanks!

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  13. Since my husband is allergic to cod - I haven't had it in years. I loved the paragraph and the way those "c's" sound when read out loud - fun descriptions. I learned something.

    Stopping by from the A to Z challenge!

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  14. Didn't know what a crackie was. Very entertaining.

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  15. Oh, those Crazy Canadian Crustaceans! They Crack me up.
    OK, I'm done now.

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  16. i love your alphabet. thanks for stopping by. you have a lovely blog.

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  17. Hi BG! Fellow A-Z er and just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my blog. Love yours!

    For some reason this post made me hungry! (Hope they aren't friends of yours! :-)

    EJ

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  18. I did not know what a crackie was...
    Love the picture of the crab on the rocks!

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com

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  19. I'm glad you stopped by - this choice of theme is inspired.

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  20. This is going to be such an educational month! :-)

    KC

    http://thewomancondition.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm loving your posts, they're so visual and fun. Will definitely keep on coming back.

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  22. Love these posts, might not comment each day, but what fun! thankyou
    Sue@jumpingaground

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  23. C is for clever and comical. Love this post.

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  24. Its been great to "C" all your blogs, and to have you "C" mine.... I hope tommorrow will be "D"vine!

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  25. I'm getting quite a lesson here!

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  26. Love the photos. And like Dafeenah said, it's so interesting that even those who speak the same language have different ways to say things.

    It's my first year doing the A-Z Challenge (at http://www.summaiyahhyder.com/), but it's nice to see so many people's posts!

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  27. Great C. I knew none of those words. I am very allergic to crab...

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  28. I love your paragraph. Clever way to incorporate all of the words!

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  29. Love coming here...always a treat to learn new jargon..Love crabs, and you bring us such a fun posting...Now on to D...am playing catch up..
    http://timeforabucketlist.blogspot.com/
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    http://bagladythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  30. I'm a rock lover and especially love the rock pictures on your blog.

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  31. I love your site and as I browsed your blog I decided to award you the Creative Blog Award.
    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.
    ~Deirdra

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