Thursday, November 26, 2009
Answers to the NL Quiz
I am still laughing at some of yesterday's answers to the latest NL Quiz. Here is a picture from the Grumpy Goat with Mummers in the design. Here are the definitions.
1) Mummers: A person who dresses up like a fool and participates in Christmas activities. Although, this isn't done very often anymore, people used to disguise themselves and go from house to house during Christmas, putting on a little dance and expecting a drink of something, in return.
2)Ugly Stick: This is a homemade musical instrument usually topped with a mop head and has lots of bottle caps and bells to jingle. It is usually made out of a skinned tree branch and is 4-5 feet height. It is then tapped with a small baton and bounced up and down to the beat of a song.
3) Mamateek: A Beothuk winter wigwam. Beothuks have been extinct for many years in NL.
4) Sod: A cap or a flat hat.
5) Quat: Just like it sounds, to crouch or squat down.
More to come in the future as NLers have their own unique vocabulary, thats for sure, b'y