The Berlin Dictionary
Written by Rachelle Beaudoin, The Berlin Dictionary is a tongue-in-cheek opus that pokes fun at everything from local landmarks (Alcohol Springs: a sandpit that’s a good place “to target practice, light fireworks, and burn tires”) to French Canadian slang (tatones: “boobs”) and even local fashion (UCBU jacket: an electric-blue windbreaker given away by the United Brotherhood Credit Union that everyone in Berlin wears because “it’s wrong to turn down a free jacket”).
The Berlin Dictionary is available at lulu.com ($18). To submit a definition for a future edition, e-mail Rachelle Beaudoin at: firstname.lastname@example.org
–Yankee Magazine, November/December 2010