Sunday, May 10, 2009

Word of the Week (May 10 - 16): lawnya vawnya

lawnya vawnya

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

lawnya vawnya* n also lawnya. Cp JOYCE 283 launa-vaula; DINNEEN lán: l[án] an mhála 'the full of the bag.' A good time at a dance or party; plenty to eat.

1968 DILLON 147 We had lawnya vawnya last night. P 245-79 Lawnya—having a grand old time.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Word of the Week (May 3-9): tangler

Word of the Week over at REDEFiNE iT: Dictionary of Newfoundland English: