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.

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

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).


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

  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.

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

  4. 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. :)

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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

    Good luck to you!!

  14. Tasty Jam Jams for J in A2Z challenge.

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  15. 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...