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Les    Posted 02-04-2004 at 16:45:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Stove up" is heard frequently here in northern New England. It often refers to vehicles or equipment as well as humans. For example: "Is your Skidoo stove up real bad from hitting that tree?"
BTW, "stove" is the past tense of "stave" as in: "I don't dare to lend you my chain saw because you'll probably stave it all up."

KellyGa    Posted 02-04-2004 at 16:57:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les, I knew you would know something like that! Now I know more than I did a minute ago, and thats a good thing! :) I thought stave was like, to ward something off though. Guess it can be both, more than one meaning in a word all the time. I am glad to hear someone knows stove up besides me though, makes me feel less crazy, lol.

Les    Posted 02-04-2004 at 17:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Stave, of course, has yet another meaning. It is one of those curved and beveled pieces of wood that makes up the outside of a wooden barrel, pail, tub or firkin.

Fawteen - Yep    Posted 02-04-2004 at 16:56:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
'round heah, it's usually "That boy has stove that pickup all ta catsh!t!"

Another favorite is "numb", meaning not too bright. "That boy is number than a pounded thumb!"

Hi Les    Posted 02-04-2004 at 16:54:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am surprised, I always thought you New England folks used proper english all the time. Some how I cannot picture you using the words "stove up".
Of course I am equally surprised to hear TO-35 listens to Tchaikovsky.:^)

Les    Posted 02-04-2004 at 18:04:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I really enjoy the English language, especially regional things. I cultivate my Na Hampsha accent. Young folks these days around heeyah don't have it much any more. Must be the influence of the media.
I like the old ways and the old words and sayings. Always enjoyed being around the old folks and hearing and learning from them. Place I used to work 35 years ago (it was a cooperage) had 5 people there who were illiterate. One of them was even a boss! I learned a lot from those folks. They were great people and far from stupid. Just never learned to read and write.
BTW, I also enjoy Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Bizet, Ravell, Strauss, etc. Listen to it daily. Channel 972 on the Dish. Great stuff. (Not sure I spelt alla them right but I think you know who I mean. ";^))

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