MARITIME PROVINCES, The
The main differences between standard Canadian and the Maritimes appear to arise from the earlier settlement of the Maritimes (from 1713) than Ontario (from 1783), but it has also been suggested that they arise from the localities from which the Loyalists migrated. Most of the new arrivals in the Maritimes were from New England, while those moving into central Canada were primarily from further west and were the first settlers there. A well-known SHIBBOLETH of pronunciation is mentioned by a character in Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle (1977): ‘Being from the Maritimes, he said ahnt…whereas I was from Ontario and said ant’ (for aunt). Regional grammar includes the use of some, right, real as intensifiers: It's some hot; It's right hot; It's real hot. Regional vocabulary shares some terms with Newfoundland and some with New England, and includes: banking the storing of illegally trapped lobsters until the season opens; bogan a backwater; make, make cod, make fish to dry fish or cod; malpeque a famous oyster, from Malpeque Bay, Prince Edward Island; tern a three-masted schooner, See DIALECT (CANADA).
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Maritime Provinces or Maritimes, Canada, term applied to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, which before the formation of the Canadian confederation (1867) were politically distinct from Canada proper.
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