I've heard of 'hog jowls', but have no idea about the rest:
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What is / are jowls and britches? I looked up the dictionary and apparently 'jowls' are, well, jaws / double chin or cheeks, and britches are a kind of trousers. I can see how jowls can be food (if jowls indeed mean loose and dangling flesh of jaw / chin), but britches?"When we're at Beety's house she makes jowls and britches sometimes," said Bunny, "Which I love."
"And I hate them," said Sunshine, making a sucking noise in t he bottom of her ginger ale glass.
"You do not. you ate them all."
I would much appreciate your help.
This is from "The Shipping News" which is set in Newfoundland. If you check in the Newfoundland dialects, you find:
britches = Evening Telegram 4 July, p. 13 I mean good fresh northern cod: steak, scrod, cheek and tongues, britches, tomcods, sounds, any part of the fish, provided it was to be fried, stewed with scrunchions, or stuffed and baked.
jowls = 2 The fleshy part of a cod's head; CHEEK, FACE.
P 126-67 [There's nothing like] a meal of joles. P 148-78 Jowls and tongues [of a cod]. 1979 NEMEC 275 Besides tongues, hearts and faces or 'jowls,' as well as the membrane ('sound')...
Thanks for that.
A pleasure - it's always fascinating looking into dialect use in novels!