Friday, January 7, 2011

"SKIFF" - Snow Sayings & Proverbs from Canada at Bill Casselman's Canadian Word of the Day

Here is an interesting site I came across, just had to share it with all of you!

Below is a quote from the site. ~ Guy


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• A skiff of snow in Manitoba and the Canadian West is a light snowfall, a gentle powdery dusting of snow. Skiff may be a British dialect variant of shift. The Oxford Canadian Dictionary suggests its etymology as “possibly from Old Norse skipta, = Old English sciftan shift (verb).”

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http://www.billcasselman.com/canadian_sayings_not_published/snow_sayings_2008...

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