Category Archives: Things we say

A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas

Enjoy this retelling of the Christmas story from the Bible in Pennsylvania Dutch! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Only in York County.

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More “talkin’ Dutch” stories from readers

Only in York County readers share their favorite Pennsylvania Dutch words and phrases, such as doing things once or awhile.

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Memories of Pennsylvania Dutch nursery rhymes continue

Only in York County readers recall a Pennsylvania Dutch nursery rhyme about horses, sometimes known as ‘Reidi, Reidi, Geile.’

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Here’s a quick poll for summer: Are they fireflies or lightning bugs?

Joan Concilio wants to know if you call the prolific summer insect a firefly or a lightning bug. Is this a Yorkism?

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Cleaning out the inbox: Random thoughts on Yorkisms

Joan Concilio rounds up some email notes on Yorkisms, or popular York County, PA, words and phrases.

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