Wednesday, January 04, 2006

It's not a Maine thing I swear!

When I was in Massachusetts for the holidays, Shelli and I had a conversation in which I used the phrase "hen-pecked". When she finally stopped laughing, like 5 minutes later when she started to turn blue, she said she had never heard of that. "Is that a "Maine" thing?", she quipped. So I am taking a survey to prove to her that it is not a Maine thing. Has anyone else ever heard of or used this phrase? If so, what is your definition?


Blogger shellibells said...

HAHAH see no one responded...

THOUGHT so! pfft!

What else could you do besides PECK like a hen when you have NO TEETH, anyhow?

7:48 PM  
Blogger Charlotte in Pa said...

I've lived in Michigan, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Arizona. I've heard the term "hen-pecked" numerous times... and probably in each of the aforementioned states. It usually refers to a husband who is whipped - does whatever his wife wants.

Sorry, Shell. :-)

8:07 PM  
Blogger Pissy Britches said...

Well I don't know what the hell that means..but I am sure there is a lot of shit down here that SBells would die if she heard.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Closet Metro said...

Hen-pecked made its way to Minnesota too, but I think the phrase died out with our great-grandparents.

12:01 PM  
Blogger shellibells said...

HAHAHAAAAAAAAA thank you metro!! lol

4:03 PM  

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