Where I’ve been

Next in the Yorkisms series…

I said this one today. “I’m going to see if the mail’s been.”

Yet another example of local economy of words, it means if something has “been here yet,” but why not drop those last two words? Is there anything else I could possibly mean?

Another example… “Do we need anything at the store?” “No, I’ve been twice already this week.” In that case, I’ve “been there,” but again, who doesn’t understand that without the wasted word?

Economy. It’s all about economy, people.

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
This entry was posted in Things we say. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Where I’ve been

  1. BizEd says:

    Oh yeah, and I’m about to go “bath” my daughter. We don’t “bathe” in my house. :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>