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York County cousins

Here’s a funny thought about a Yorkism that came up in our family this holiday season. I kept saying it and didn’t even realize there was anything unusual.

Cousins.

It’s a simple word.

Except that I keep saying “cousints.” One of the reporters here, Nickie Dobo, said she grew up in rural Clearfield County and heard it used up there as well.

No idea why the extra “T,” but it reminds me of one of my other favorite Yorkisms, which is to do something “once” but pronounce it “wunst.”

Am I alone on the “cousints” thing? Is it possible that I just have terrible, terrible speaking habits?

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