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.