Category Archives: Colloquialisms

Stubble Jumpers

stubble jumper: a slightly derogatory but mostly good-humoured phrase to describe prairie folk. Usually employed by British Columbians or mountainous Albertans to refer to Saskatchewanians. 

Bundling

Bundling: Couples cuddling under a robe or blanket while returning home in the cutter on a cold winter’s eve.*

exempli gratia: “The fellow would pick up his gal and go for a spin or to a dance if the distance was not too far. The gal would have to hang on to the fellow to stay on the stone boat, if the horse would run or trot, to make the ride a little rough and wonderful. “Bundling” was very common on one of these vehicles.”**

 

*Happy Valley Happenings. 1983. Big Beaver, SK: Big Beaver Historical Society, 142.

** Ibid., 140.