Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A wack, a welt and a wop...

Whore's Egg

"Were you born on a raft? Get in here and keep an eye out, the old man was playing poker last night, and he come home with a wad of money, I means to count it and take half. You better keep your mouth shut or I'll give you such a wop on the head, a welt won't even take away the pain."

wack - much, many a lot

wad {rhymes with nod} - a large quantity or amount

welt - a large drink of an alcoholic beverage

were you born on a raft? - close the door

whore's egg - sea urchin (also called oar's egg, cosy egg, ose egg, osy egg)

wop - to strike

--- this A to Z is certainly proving challenging, first exams than 4 days without my laptop, blogging via iPhone... Means I'm slower than usual! Hope to catch up later tonight.


  1. I've never heard that name for a sea urchin!

  2. Were you born on a raft? We always say "were you born in a barn"? Same meaning.
    You have had your challenges throughout this challenge...and yet, you have kept up.

  3. We actually use about half of these in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you again for sharing such an intriguing slice of life. :)

  4. Wonderful how we have the same sayings but change the words to reflect our location. landlubbers like me have more experience with barns than rafts.
    I'll be sorry when A-Z is done and I won't have your entertaining glossary each morning. Thanks for keeping up.

  5. Like Stephanie I'll be sorry to see the end of the challenge. It was so much fun putting creative juices to work.I do wish you'd make a separate blog just for your colloquialisms.
    Thanks for stopping by and for your comments on my photos.
    Did you know I do them all up as greeting cards to sell at local markets and on-line?
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  6. W is also for WInner! Congrats, co-grand prize winner. Love the cat theme in yours.

  7. Whore's Egg! I've not heard this one - love it!

  8. welt= very different than what I thought. I thought it would be like the kind of welt you get went you get whacked too hard. haha!

  9. A tad different than our use of them, but you make it sound much better!

    And I've never heard of a whore's egg!

  10. I've never heard of some of these. They made me giggle.

    And I think you've done a great job blogging from your iPhone.

  11. w words always sound funny for some reason. :D
    thanks for sharing!

  12. In Ontario, "wop" means something else! LOL!

  13. You amaze me with how creative you have been throughout the challenge! Way to go with the letter "W"!

  14. I'm always surprised when I see similar words to what we use here. So far away, but so close as well. Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
    Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

  15. I learned a new word:welt. Think I knew that rest of them... except we way "were you born in a barn?"