Fisher revival

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Jan 11 14:20:21 UTC 2012

On Jan 11, 2012, at 3:03 AM, Damien Hall wrote:

> In Scottish fishing communities, anyway, _fisherfolk_ seems to be used as a gender-neutral word for 'people who fish (or are to do with the fishing community)'. It does seem as if it has an in-group connotation, though: you seem to have to be in some way involved with these communities, or at least  researching them, in order to use the word legitimately.
> Lots of examples can be found by Googling the term on the University of Aberdeen site specifically...

you can also google on {"Nancy Dorian" fisherfolk} to find examples of the word's use in her work on the East Sunderland community.


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