Yankee Dictionary #9

by Mike McHugh
Dictionary

Yes, folks, the Yankee Dictionary is still alive and well. Our lexicographer had just gone south for the winter. Smart guy, him.

Today, we’ll define the word pelican:

pel-i-can: an act of witchcraft. Now an archaic term; it found common use in Salem, Massachusetts, during the height of the witchcraft era in the late 1600’s.

“If you want Mrs. Branford taken care of, well, I have this pelican turn her into a newt.

Advertisements

Dang Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s