Friday, April 8, 2011

What happens on George Street...




"Go on b'y! Certainly his Misses wasn't giving it out to him because he was down on George Street? I mean, he wasn't gallivanting, he only had one cup of grog and then went right home."

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Gallivanting - {pronounced GAL-ah-VAN-ting} - running around outside when expected to be at home.

George Street - The short street is populated mainly by bars and pubs and is open only to pedestrians in the evenings and during most of the business day, only being open to traffic from 8:00am until noon, to allow bars to restock their goods. George Street has the most bars and pubs per square foot of any street in North America, and is known to have bars that are open later than most others throughout Canada.

Give it out - to scold.

Go on - is that really true?

Grog - a mixture of rum and water.

24 comments:

  1. Most bars per square foot? That's the kind of odd fact I like learning.

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  2. What great facts! These are very helpful for writing and both helpful and fun when you're reading.

    Thanks.


    MaryV

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  3. It's a really beautiful picture that you paint with words. Thank you. :)

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  4. Love gallivanting. I probably do too much of it. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Hope you have a wonderful day :)

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  5. I am going to use the word Grog at least five times today.

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  6. I'm putting George Street on Map Quest....

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  7. Nothing wrong w/galavanting about...

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

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  8. Oh, my mother uses the word "gallivanting" all the time...lol.

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  9. My mom used the word gallivant as well. In daily conversation. Good memories.

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  10. gallivanting
    you should win an award for word of the day. great word, thought only folks in small towns used it back in the 50s and 60s.

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  11. So you are defining unusual words and using them in short blurbs, too! Almost the same as my A-Z challenge. (Wonderful idea, if I do say so myself!) LOL.

    Nice work. Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw.

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  12. I love what you bare doing with you A to Z! And what a cool post about a little street new to me (because who doesn't want to go gallivanting every once in a while?)

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  13. I had an uncle named George. If he had known about George STreet he would have never gone home.

    Dafeenah

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  14. Gallivanting is honestly one of my favorite words!

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  15. I just love the word gallivanting! Great post!

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  16. With all those bars and pubs, it's probably a darn good thing they don't allow traffic. You can hurt yourself plenty bad, just walking after drinking.

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  17. I just learned about grog this past year. It's yummy. I still don't quite pronounce it correctly.
    Happy weekend.
    xoRobyn

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  18. Gallivanting is a great word. I use that a lot. Another super post.

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  19. Ah, go on now, you're coddin' me.

    Go on is often used in Ireland. And galavant is a word I grew up with there.

    These entries are fun!

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