Dark Off

Catherine and I grew up, in global terms, up the road from each other—she near Kingston, and I near Hamilton—but that doesn’t mean we share a vernacular.

Witness dark off, which I’d never heard until I met her.

Today’s sky over northwestern Charlottetown was as good a demonstration of what she means by this as I’ve ever seen.


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vbj on June 4, 2017 - 08:32 Permalink

I love this and see what the expression must mean. Being curious about words, I'd love to know how it's used in a sentence.

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Peter Rukavina on June 4, 2017 - 10:43 Permalink

Not complicated:

Sure is dark off this morning,” moaned Catherine. The cattle were restless; her soul was more so.

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Randy McDonald on June 4, 2017 - 14:41 Permalink

Superb photo. Where was it taken?