Joan P. Bines Ph.D

Words They Lived By Colonial New England Speech, Then and Now

Words They Lived By: Colonial New England Speech, Then and Now offers an entertaining and informative look into colonial New England life as well as a bit of perspective on our own. It sheds light on familiar colonial New England words and expressions and on the life and history that informed them. Did you know that the colonists used the words slang, football, coffeehouse, negligee, scuttlebutt, but with far different meanings from those we know today? Did you wonder where the expression red tape, bitter end, to be at loggerheads came from? Join me as I regale you with definitions, stories, poems, anecdotes and photographs. View