Local Lingo

If you hear an island resident say “I have to go off shore”…this is what they mean. 

Or, they may say they are going “to the Court House”, which is not connected in any way with  jury duty 😉

“On the island” is a common reference and applies to any of the area barrier islands.  The speaker assumes you know which island based on residency.

So to summarize, we limit our trips “to the Court House” and “off shore” in the summer months.  We genuinely don’t like to “leave the island” more than necessary!

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