Tawking funny in York County

One of my friends and coworkers, Kara, recently gave me a copy of Pennsylvania Magazine, whose publisher, Al Holliday, has a regular column called “Did ‘ja know?”

In the issue she gave me (May/June of this year), Holliday’s column explores some of the ways we “tawk” funny across Pennsylvania.
Tawk – talk – is one of them. Some – like “Youze and yizz” – are more common in other areas of the state than in this area.

But here are some of the ones that I’ve heard around York. As a return of my popular “pop quizzes,” can you decipher the “real words” behind these?

1. Farce far
2. Lie berry
3. Shar (and par)

Leave me comments with your guesses!

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!
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2 Responses to Tawking funny in York County

  1. Mike says:

    correct me if I am wrong.
    Farce far–forest fire
    Lie berry–Library
    Shar (and par)–Shower and power

  2. Jo says:

    I’m still guilty–sometimes–
    Warsh & ern

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