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You thought you’d heard the last about being “strubbly,” or ill-kempt/disheveled, didn’t you? Then came a letter in the mail from Lorraine of York about her experiences with the word; and THEN, I got the most recent copy of the Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group’s newsletter, which featured a photocopy of

Today’s fun Yorkism comes courtesy of longtime reader Jo. She suggested some time ago that we talk about “persnickety.” While this is not an “Only” in York County thing, it’s certainly something we say a lot, and, of interest, we’re home to a business by the same name, a wedding

Time for another Yorkism! In the style of pronouncing different ‘differnt’ comes ‘mise-well,’ which is what I call the York County short form of saying “might as well.” This comes to me from my friend Crystal, source of many Yorkisms. She was the one who suggested ‘different,’ and I got