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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jeezum Crow!!!!!!!!!!!!

We sure have some unique terms and phrases here in New England. I come from the Boston area, and when something is really good, we say it's "Wicked Good"..........errrr, that is pronounced "wickid" by the way.
My good friend Phil Thompson (who is known as PWT on the Scenes of Vermont Forums) is a true 100% born and farm raised man from rural VT. If he were to like this photo, for example,  his response would be......
"Jeezum Crow, now THAT'S a good picture" errrrrrr, except picture would be pronounced "pitcher".
Here's an excerpt from Urban Dictionary:
 Jeezum Crow:"A polite way to take the Lord's name in vein in rural Vermont".
Now an excerpt from "The Vermont Encyclopedia" by John J Duffy, Samuel B Hand, and Ralph H Orth:
"Jeezum Crow!" A colloquial exclamation frequently heard in Vermont and also in Northern New Hampshire and Maine. "Jeezum Crow" is a benign alternative to a common profanity. It expresses frustration or emphasis, as in "What.......a bunch of hippies are starting a commune in the woods? Jeezum Crow Mother, get me my shotgun!"
I only report the facts as I find them. :-)
The Specs:
This photo was taken today at Whitman's Pond in Weymouth by the way
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/1600, f5.6, -1/3 ev


  1. very creative mom : )

  2. Carol: This is a hysterical post! I love that term! However, not being a true Vermonter (although one at heart) I don't feel qualified to use it (at least in front of other VTers!). I smiled when I saw the crow photo and KNEW EXACTLY what you were going to post! I do know you like a book! I was laughing so hard when I pictured dear Phil using that term when we are trolling the Vermont back roads. Awesome blog! You made me smile and laugh and I loved it!!!!
    oh heck! JEEZUM CROW! :)

  3. So glad to bring a smile and some laughter to you BNVT!!!! I think I am going to pick up one of the t shirts that I saw in a shop up in VT. It had the words "State Bird of Vermont" written on it, followed by a picture of a crow, followed by the words "Jeezum Crow!"
    Too funny!!! :-)