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Some accidental Yorkisms

We haven’t had a good Yorkism in a little while, and I promise that wasn’t intentional. I’ve got tons to share.

But it got me thinking about two Yorkisms I’ve heard for exactly those situations that aren’t intentional – for accidents.

Our editorial page editor, Scott, says one of his sons always says “I didn’t try” instead of “I didn’t do it on purpose.”

I, meanwhile, would always say I did things “by accident,” but lately, I’ve been hearing people say things were done “on accident.”
Have you heard these? I definitely have heard plenty of folks use “on accident.” I guess if you can say “on purpose…”

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