Oral Sources

If you know a distinctive word that does not appear in print, send your name and address, the word, an explanation of the word's meaning, and a sentence, or phrase that illustrates how the word is used.

An example of a word originating from an oral source:

(a) Clampers

(b) Clampers are large pieces of sea ice found along the shore in the spring. Young people have always enjoyed jumping from one clamper to another.

(c) Joan MacDonald, 3 Bell Court, Sydney, B1P 6W8.