Rounding the horn

I have learned a few new expressions here in the County.  One of them is “going on a scenic“.  

Everyone is familiar with the word “scenic“.   sce·nic/ˈsēnik/

  1. Providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.
  2. Of or relating to theatrical scenery.

Here in the County the word is treated as an adverb, as in going on a scenic“.   This means you are going for a slow enjoyable car ride, off the beaten track, all the while  admiring or passing  judgement on the  state of the crops, the livestock seen in the fields, and perhaps a distinguishing feature regarding the people who live there.

Another term for the same thing is going round the horn“.   In Prince Edward County there are countless points of land extruding out into Lake Ontario.  A bay, a point, another inlet, another point.  “Going round the horn” means going out around one or two of these points ie. Point Salmon, Point Petre, Long Point, Morrison Point for the purpose of “a scenic”.  Get it?

Learning to speak like a local County boy is all part of the experience.     🙂

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In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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1 Response to Rounding the horn

  1. Sorry Diane, but there is a big difference. Going round the horn involves a case of beer and maybe even a joint or two and usually is practiced by young men barely old enough to drive.


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