Friday, April 1, 2011

Today's post is brought to you by the letter A

Today is April 1st, which means it is the first day in the A to Z Challenge! So without further delay, here is my take on the Newfoundland Alphabet.

A is for




"Them little buggers grow wild all over the place, and are a general pain me arse. Aye b'y."

Alder - a small deciduous tree or sapling (pictured above)
Arse - rear end
Aye b'y - agree

74 comments:

  1. Weed trees, always a joy. There is a blog called "A Scattering" by Elaine Dale another homesick Newfoundlander that you might enjoy.

    http://ascattering.blogspot.com/

    here is the link to it..above....

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  2. Hi I arrived through your #atozchallenge Twitter tag. I love words and a Newfoundland Alphabet sounds fascinating. Can't wait for B.
    I've created a new word for my A to Zs. I'm writing quadragintal blogs - exactly 40 words each - at http://rosalindadam.blogspot.com :-)

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  3. Nice pic of a weed! What's for B?

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  4. Visiting from the challenge...we're mid snow storm today so even though you consider them a pain I am loving the green color. I am really tired of winter...I don't think a single snowstorm has missed us this year.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm following you now. Btw, my actual A post is up now :o). I think that tree is lovely despite its 'wildness' ;o)

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  6. i love the word arse.. its' so funny to me...

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  7. I'm happy to report I learned two new words on your blog today, having only recognized 'arse' LOL. Great to meet you and looking forward to rocking the A-Z with ya!

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  8. Looks like I'm going to enjoy your Newfoundland Alphabet...judging by your "A" entry. Fun words!

    Stopping by on the A-Z Challenge
    Bev@My Reader's Block (#288 on the list)

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  9. I thought you were going to say aphids. Learning new words is always good, especially since I don't know any New Foundlandese. Good start and good luck!


    Gregg Metcalf
    Colossians 1:28-29

    Gospel-driven Disciples

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  10. HA! I gotta say "arse" is what I'm thinking about these days, in how much it's grown!

    Looking forward to "b"

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

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  11. Cool idea, bay girl. I look forward to learning more about Newfoundland.

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  12. Arse has a very similar connotation in French. LOL Very nice to meet you!

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  13. Thanks for the linguitic lesson. I'll be using arse often today.

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  14. Love it! I'm a "Blue Noser" so I know what it's like to miss the East Coast! Thanks for stopping my blog!

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  15. Glad to see "arse" made the list. That's a great word!

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  16. newfies def talk different.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your alphabet with us! Can't wait to take a peek at the rest of your blog! Let's do this!

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  18. Laughing my Arse off! Nice post. Those Alders are nasty in BC as well.
    http://clpcs-betterispossible.blogspot.com/

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  19. It has begun... the Canadian invasion.

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  20. Coolness! Always wanted to learn Newfie.

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  21. Yay! Love this theme. I grew up in Nova Scotia and although the slang there isn't quite the same, it's somewhat similar.

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  22. Great Post for the letter "A"!! Love the humor! and having new words for my vocab...that is always good, Aye b'y?

    Sig

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  23. I just underlined "Visit Newfoundland" on my "Things to do before I die" list.

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  24. Hahaha what a fun post. :-)

    I'm with Su on this.

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could meet you. I'm excited to learn more about Newfoundland during the month of April!

    KarenG

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  26. Short and sweet and clever. Good start.

    Lee

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  27. 'Arse' - I love that word! :) And I love your bay pic up top, btw. Gorgeous! Happy A-Z!

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  28. Hi,

    Funny post... stopping in for A-Z

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  29. Thanks for your comments on Wendy's blog and nice blog here too.

    Weeds can be a pain for sure.

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  30. Beautiful photo! I miss green...here in Wyoming the color is slowly making its appearance.

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  31. Hi there, I found your blog as part of the A-Z Challenge. ME too!
    gigglelaughcry.blogspot.com

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  32. Newfoundland alphabet. How interesting! Isn't this A to Z fun. Thanks for commenting on my post so I could find you over here. I love the header picture.
    Ann Carbine Best, In the Mirror, A Memoir

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  33. I love your theme! I am going to practice my Newfoundland accent (which is pretty bad, considering I'm from London, England!) Nice to meet you!

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  34. So very enjoyable! What a fun way to start your challenge. Thank you for the smile :)

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  35. Awesome. Great picture. See you tomorrow!

    Thanks for your suggestions on my blog for D :)

    Rosie
    East for Green Eyes

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  36. Looks like you live in a beautiful place. (=

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  37. Ahhhh...Canada. Home of Nathan Fillion.

    Great post. I did read one sentence too fast and thought it said, A small delicious tree.

    HMG

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  38. great post to kick start ! Love the pictre, thank you for stopping my and commenting! cant wait to see what comeover the month!

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  39. Great post - I love alders
    Laura x

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  40. Great idea! This challenge is really fun!

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  41. good on ya! another bay girl (I'm from Prospect Bay, NS). hope there will be bake-apples on the menue tomorrow!
    Jan Morrison - to find me click this!

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  42. Ha! I'd never heard of aye b'y.

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  43. Aye b'y cool! I've never seen an alderberry but it does look cool.

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  44. I love your theme! :)

    I've never heard of Aye b'y before. Cool!

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  45. Love your theme, and that phrase "aye by'e." Very fun!

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  46. I still grin when someone says arse!

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  47. lol, I love your take on the challenge. Nice one.

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  48. Newfoundland alphabet? How intriguing! Happy blogging, fellow A-Zer!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  49. Very nice! I'll be checking your a to z on a daily basis!

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  50. Just sitting on my arse here, and I learn two new words. Thanks.
    xoRobyn

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  51. Haha. Very funny, and I have to ask - 'arse'? Are we talking the same thing here?

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  52. I love the word arse. I use it often. It just sounds better than saying the American version.

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  53. What a great idea for the fest. Looking forward to more. I've followed you.

    Denise<3

    L'Aussie Travel Blog A - Z Challenge

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  54. Are you sure you couldn't turn off word verification for the 'fest at least? Most have.

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  55. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I finally put up my A to Z post.

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  56. I took a few moments to read through your blog. Now stalking you!!!!

    Thanks for the fun vocab lesson. I hope you're saving up for your tween's future therapy sessions, LOL! Brilliant :)

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  57. What a wonderful idea for a theme! I'm looking forward to learning all sorts of new details about Newfoundland, even though Nova Scotia's the closest I've ever gotten to visiting. Maybe some day...

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  58. Arse has got to be one of my favorite words. I just can't say it authentically enough!

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  59. Most intriguing A-Z Challenge entry! :)

    Hugs

    Rach

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  60. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Are we allowed to say "arse?"

    With all the new PC rules, I'm never sure...

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  61. Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit my blog today, and comment. I've tried to make it back to everyone's blogs.

    There are so many great ideas, and different takes on the alphabet!

    looking forward to a GREAT month

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  62. Nice and short. I need to make my posts shorter. I loved the lesson on "A" words today.


    ~~Sheila
    Reviewer & Writer
    Book reviews and Author Interviews at my blog at http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

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  63. WhoHooooo~!! What a bunch of comments~!! How great~!! Loved your "take" on "A"...It was a great visit during the Challenge~!! Enjoy your blog journey...
    Margaret,
    http://timeforabucketlist.blogspot.com

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  64. Oh, those are CUTE! I love to collect them when they're all nice and dried. I have a bag full of them!

    ♥.•*¨ A-Z buddy ¨*•.♥

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  65. Love the photo! Very springlike.

    Have a great A-Z month :)

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  66. I never knew they had their own alphabet. Very cool! Good luck with the challenge!

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  67. I love arse. :) One of my favorite words.

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  68. That kicks things off to a great start.

    Being Irish, I recognize the second of your words. Come to think of it, the third isn't all that far off something my ear would recognize.

    Have fun this month.

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