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I’ve got a bone to pick with you

Longtime loyal reader Jo is always good about sharing Yorkisms with me when she spots them.

A while back, she mentioned the phrase, “I’ve got a bone to pick with you.”

I’m familiar with that one. A bit painfully, in fact, because my mom is known to say it when she’s got a complaint about something I’ve done.

I was curious about its origins, but it’s really not very complicated – according to several sources, it just refers to dogs picking a bone clean, which of course requires a lot of work; in this case, it seems to mean a topic that is going to require a lot of discussion or contention.

Not the most shocking revelation about a Yorkism, but one I’m glad to have gotten some info on nonetheless!

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