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“Talking Dutch” – Some more about those fun things we say

Only in York County author Joan Concilio shares readers’ thoughts on Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German phrases, like schleck or schlock, using “ain’t” to indicate agreement, redding up and more.

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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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