A few more sayings from Norway, Maine
Here is the third and final batch of tidbits from "The Best of Lost & Forgotten Maine & New England Folk & Literary Sayings, Expressions, & Terms" by Peter Lenz, historian of Norway, Maine. (See Part One and Part Two.) Ordering information at the bottom of this post...
You can't take it with you when you die.
For his scandalous behavior he was brought up before the
Deacons and church-mauled
strongly reproved/reprimanded by the Church Board
Enough to gag a maggot
Why, the way he's let his house go it's 'nuf to gag a maggot
Extraordinarily firty, filthy, disgusting, revulsive
One who's proven to be a malicious slanderer, a breeder of quarrels.
Now are you gonna wear that dunky suit to meetin' today?
an overly thick, clumsy object
Why you scaramouch you! I'll not be having meself humiliated any more by the like of you!
A swaggering, lazy coward
He's been cynical ever since I knowed him and thinks all life's
naught but a giant suck in.
A cheat, fraud, sham, deception
And finally, one that reflects a hope I've been having lately:
Old friends are always best unless you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of
Peter has compiled three more volumes of sayings, plus many other books about Maine. You can contact him at email@example.com or:
64 Roberts Road
Norway Maine 04268
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