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So many responses on my post back in March about whether it’s stuffing, filling or dressing. Bill Landes says, “Filling, Filling, Filling … any Dutchman worth his weight calls it this.” And, I even got a letter in the mail about this topic! Connie Sheely-Good from York writes: “It’s filling

Thanks to all who were able to help me out with my recent post about being “rutchy.” Mark in Austria came to the “German origin” rescue again. He writes: “Rutschen (v) means to slip or slide and is used many different ways here … as in Die Stra├če ist rutschig

As I’ve been researching the Names of York series, I’ve come upon some places that aren’t named after people, but whose names I don’t understand the origins of. One of those is the Kreutz Creek area in Hellam Township. There’s a library named after it, an elementary school, churches, a

Flickr photo by user eiratansey This is one that I’m not personally guilty of, but I hear it a lot – in fact, not that long ago, it came over the police scanner here at the paper! It’s pronouncing the word “laundromat” as “laundry-mat.” I guess in a lot of

He’ll kick me for calling him that. Oh, well! Anyway, remember how I said he got weirded out at a church supper this spring because he expected pulled pork barbecue instead of what we Yorkers know as “barbecue”? Well, his sister, Adriane, did decide to defend him. She said, “Poor