A Yorkism that’s been through the wash


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This is one that I’m not personally guilty of, but I hear it a lot – in fact, not that long ago, it came over the police scanner here at the paper!

It’s pronouncing the word “laundromat” as “laundry-mat.” I guess in a lot of ways, it makes sense; after all, you don’t do your “laundro” there. But still! That’s like when people say “li-berry” instead of “library.” It’s just plain the wrong letter!

Agree? Disagree?

About Joan Concilio

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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