it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

for forty days and forty nights--

So, reports of flooding or incipient flooding throughout the state, the rivers already high, and another three days of rain and possible snow forecast.

Gives "swamp yankee"* a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

*New Englanders divide themselves into two groups: swamp yankees** (Southern New Englanders) and hill yankees (Northern New Englanders). That is to say, when we can get the hill yankees to admit that swamp yankees exist at all.***

**In the rest of the world, a Yankee is somebody from the USA. In the USA, a Yankee is somebody from north of the Mason-Dixon line (what George Carlin calls the Manson-Nixon line). In the North, a Yankee is somebody from the Northeast. In the Northeast, a Yankee is somebody from the six New England states: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

In the six New England states, a yankee is somebody who eats pie for breakfast.****

***But they can bite me, because we have Mark Twain in our corner.********

****Apple pie.****** With a slice of sharp white cheddar.*****

*****Pronounced ch'duh.

******Or sometimes peach or strawberry rhubarb. But that's cheating, and you don't get cheese with that.

*******Because we think it's funny to adopt ditties that the brits made up to mock us as self-identifiers, yes. Yankees are also deeply ironical.

And now that tea is made, I really need to settle in and get some work done.
Tags: quinnehtukqut, the river is wide

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