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Time to clean up on here, fix some outdated links and generally start posting more again. And since I’m long overdue for a Yorkism, what about “redd up”? Redd up: To fix, clean, tidy, neaten, straighten, rearrange, spruce up, etc. At a recent supper at my church, where we use

Next in an ongoing series on York County-isms Whatever you think you knew about the uses of “leave” and “let,” throw it away! One Yorkism that I haven’t been able to think of an explanation for is the reversal of “leave” and “let” in many sentences. Ex.: “Let that alone”

Next in an ongoing series on York County-isms Quick: Ex. “Do you want to run to the store quick?” or “Let the dog out quick before we go.” This is very similar to awhile, in the you drop it on the end of sentences to signify someone should get on

What about butter bread? And dippy eggs? And sock feet? These Yorkisms seem to stem from yet another chance to drop a word or a syllable. Not “feet with socks” or “bread with butter” for us. No, why not just reverse it and save? “Dippy eggs” would be slightly different,

Any memories of what used to be the North Mall (where The Crossroads or Manchester Crossroads is now) in Manchester Township, on Route 30? Although it was still primarily a strip mall, there used to be an indoor part where you went from one level to the other, and in