I guess I ‘ast’ for it…
Got another Yorkism submission, this one from my sister-in-law Adriane.
When I posted about didn’st and acrosst back in January, she brought up another extraneous T-word.
She writes: “I notice another one all the time: using ‘t’ in ‘asked’. It ends up sounds like ‘I wanted to ast you a question.’ Jason (my brother-in-law) does it all the time and so does his mom, both from Adams County, but close enough. Much to my horror, I now catch myself saying it sometimes, too.”
It’s not a horror! It’s the wonder of central Pennsylvania, where I’ve also heard “ax” you a question. I guess, all things considered, I’d prefer to be “ast” than “axed”!