The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #182   Message #3845524
Posted By: Gutcher
18-Mar-17 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: When First I Went to Caledonia
Subject: RE: Origins: When First I Went to Caledonia
Starving is still in use here to describe extreme cold.

Ex slaves from the southern parts of the U.S.A. would certainly feel the effects of the cold at that time of the year in Cape Breton.

It would be a natural expression for a person of Scots extraction to use in Cape Breton.