And you can say it in German!

When Mark was telling about what a Lumpenball is last week, he also brought up the German heritage behind another good Yorkism – saying something is “all.”

He writes: “Yorkers say that something’s all as in finished or out; comes directly from German – das gibts es alles – it means “there is nothing more.”

Es alles! Neat! A Yorkism that makes perfect sense.

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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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3 Responses to And you can say it in German!

  1. Jo says:

    Love this one. And what do we say to that baby when he or she has eaten it all–as in the jar of carrots, etc.? We say all-ee all!
    I say “it’s all” all the time. What better way to say there ain’t no more.

  2. Mark Grubic says:

    Wunderschön!! Joan, just to let you know, I am delving more into the regional dialects here to see if I can find more links to our Yorkisms…Hope to have more for you soon!!
    Bis Später!
    Liebe Grüße!
    Von Österreich!

  3. Mike says:

    We say “it’s all gone”.

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