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The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #114 ~ June 11, 2006
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Feature of the Week:
"Ayuh!" (And other New England
peculiarities of speech)

In Season Recipe:
Salmon Picatta

Calendar Pick of the Week
Sand Sculpting Competition (NH)

Worth Quoting

"(Yankee humor) comes out of Yankee philosophy -- that of frugality and
practicality.  I think of it as regional and character-based, and often
understated.  Yankee qualities, being a little bit taciturn, crusty, rocky,
lead to humorous situations."

~ Rebecca Rule, New England humorist

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Have you ever noticed that no one ever uses the words "yes" or "no" in
northern New England?  If you ask a question, you'll get a question back or a
comment.  The most well-known example of this is the question: "Have you
lived in (name of town) all your life?"  Answer: "Not yet."   Or: "Do you think
it'll ever stop raining?"  Answer: "Always has before" (pronounced "befowah").  
Or:  Do you know how to get to (name of town)?" Answer: "Ayuh."

Speaking of this strange little New England word, "ayuh" has subtle meanings
that outsiders can't even begin to fathom.  This week New Hampshire native
and linguist Mike Szelog tells you all about "ayuh" and "wicked" and the right
way to say "Concord" (as in the capitol of NH).  Read his story, and even listen
to a little folktale told in an authentic northern New England accent, at:  
Ayuh, the Northern New England Accent in a Nutshell.

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In Season Recipe:

Salmon Picatta.

Wild Alaskan salmon are now in fish markets, and local fishermen are catching
wild salmon in the lakes of New England, so try this recipe with
fresh spring
Both are vastly superior to bland farmed salmon which threaten the
environment and wild Atlantic salmon.
Read on...

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Located in the New Hampshire White Mountains

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Calendar Pick of the Week

Annual Master Sand Sculpting Competition - Hampton, NH
Sat, June 17, 2006 - Fri, June 30, 2006

Come watch 12 Masters of the Sand Sculpture Universe compete for over
$10,000.00 in prize money. Awards Saturday night, June 24, 8 p.m. at the
Seashell Stage. Followed by a Fireworks shoot at 9:30

Phone: 800-438-2826
Location: Hampton Beach
Time: All day
Price: Free

Click here for more June events

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Hot off the Press...Travel News

Winnipesaukee Wine Festival Features Over 100 Varieties to Sample
Bob’s Clam Hut (Maine) "Seaside, Roadside Nirvana" Celebrates 50 Years

Visit the Newsroom for more...

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Thanks for stopping by & see you next week!

Marcia Passos Duffy
Publisher & Editor
The Heart of New England
Keene, New Hampshire
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