Tuesday, April 12, 2011

J is for Jam Jams





I'm putting on the jigg's dinner now, would you run out and get a junk of wood for the stove? If you see that little jackeen from next door, send him home to his mother, he's nothing but a little jinker that one.

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Jackeen - a mischievous boy

Jam Jams - moist, jam filled biscuits made by Purity Factories in Newfoundland for over 50 years. (pictured above)

Jigger - a weighted lure with two or more hooks, used to attract and snag codfish, squid and other fish

Jigg's dinner - a boiled dinner comprised of salt beef, potatoes, carrots, turnip, cabbage and sometimes parsnip, pease pudding and dumplings.

Jillik - to skip stones across water.

Jinker - a bringer of bad luck

Junk - a piece of firewood sawn off to fit a stove

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Exam #2 at 9:00 this morning... come Thursday I'll have all my exams finished and only one remaining hurdle standing between me and graduation. So please bear with me, I will be catching up with with blog visits and comments very soon.

Again, thanks for visiting, reading and commenting. "I" was inspiring, today should be "J" jolly, Thursday I will be playing Katch up(ok, that's a stretch, I'm a geek).

17 comments:

  1. Exams first, blogging later. I'm glad you have your priorities set right. Hey, I knew what a jigger was.

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  2. I wrote a kids story about a boy and his dog named Jonker. Such a fun word.

    Now I have a craving for Jam Jams.

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  3. Best of luck with upcoming exams.

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  4. Some lovely words there. I'm sure you'll be running out to your local Dominion for a box of those Jam Jams.

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  5. Delightful! In our family, the kids also refer to pajamas as "jam jams" and I may need to have a packaged of Jam Jams shipped in as a treat and surprise. :)

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  6. Creative uses of the letter "J". Really nice post. Good luck on the remaining exams.

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  7. When I saw the title of your post I thought Jam Jams might be another word for pajamas. I was Oh so wrong!

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  8. Good luck on your tests. Study hard :) Oh, and where the heck can I get my hands on some Jam Jams?

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  9. "Jackeen" and "jinker" may just be new words in my vocabulary. Good luck with exams! You're almost there.

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  10. Mr. and Mrs. Hoff named their baby boy "John" who was subsequently nicknamed "Jack."
    You'd think parents would think.
    Jam Jams....hmmm....cookies.......

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  11. My Grammy used to make jam-jams. Same thing but home made. That was my immediate thought when I saw your J-word. Thanks for the memory.

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  12. Oh, we speak the same language, and yet I'd never heard of your "J" words. Very interesting. I love meeting people from other parts of the world, and look forward to following your blog.

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  13. JINKER?!! I love it!!! I laughed out loud at that one!

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  14. Great food for thought here! This was a wonderful post.

    Good luck to you!!

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  16. thanks for all the well wishes! only 1 more written and 1 more comprehensive until graduation!

    I am working on a little something for May, and Jam Jams may or may not be part of it! (ok they are, but that is all I can say)

    back to the books...

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