Can I get a receipt for that recipe book?

I didn’t want to miss giving some recognition to the winner of last week’s pronunciation contest on how we might say “recipe.”
New commenter Bonnie gets it right in one. What did she say?

We old time Yorkers are known to call a recipe a “receipt.”
I should know, because I’m an old time York gal through and through.

That’s right! Way to go, Bonnie!
Now, for the bonus question, what about any of these?
1. suite
2. milk
3. irons
4. wash
5. clothes
6. water
7. roof
8. Super-extra-bonus: Roots (the auction/flea market in Lancaster County)

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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!
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2 Responses to Can I get a receipt for that recipe book?

  1. Jo Ott says:

    Okay, now you’ve really done it! Suite: When my elders (I was a mere child) went to buy new b/r furniture it was always to buy a new bedroom suite, as in “suit.” Irons & wash: Once in awhile it still comes out “warsh & urn” my clothes. My grandmother would say “wooter” (as in wood-er)for water. I say ruuf for roof. Never been to Roots but usually I hear it prounouced like “boots.” But if you’re talking about the tangly plant parts under ground roots as in Utz.
    I’m curious how else anyone says “milk.”

  2. Bonnie says:

    You might be a York countian, if you buy a bedroom suite known elsewhere as a bedroom suit. And if you pour “melk” on your cereal instead of milk, you could call York your home. While other people do laundry on Monday, we do the wash and on Tuesdays we “airn” the wrinkles out of the “close” we washed on Monday. On a hot day in York county, a tall glass of ice “warter” hits the spot! If the shingles on your “ruf” look a bit shabby, it’s time to call a roofer. You’re deeply rooted in York if you drive over Lancaster way to “Rutz” market.

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