And you can say it in German!
When Mark was telling about what a Lumpenball is last week, he also brought up the German heritage behind another good Yorkism – saying something is “all.”
He writes: “Yorkers say that something’s all as in finished or out; comes directly from German – das gibts es alles – it means “there is nothing more.”
Es alles! Neat! A Yorkism that makes perfect sense.