Sunday, April 15, 2012

19 regional words worth knowing, but not really deserving of immediate widespread adoption.

19 Regional Words All Americans Should Adopt Immediately - Mental Floss
17. jasm (n.), Connecticut
Meaning “intense energy or vitality,” the sentence provided in the dictionary was so good, I wanted to share it with you all, too: “If you’ll take thunder and lightening, and a steamboat and a buzz-saw, and mix ‘em up, and out ‘em into a woman, that’s jasm.”
Uh, I'm CT born and bred and I've never heard this. Never. I will ask my facebook peeps from back home to chime in though just in case I was oblivious.

It is, however, perilously close to another word that is also used in the context of some intense energy that sometimes goes out into a woman, which I'm too gentlemanly to discuss openly in mixed company. But I think somebody was pulling the wool over the author of that post's eyes.

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