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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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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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30 things I love about living in York County

In honor of her 30th birthday, Only in York County author Joan Concilio shares 30 things she loves about being a Yorker.

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Rutsch or rutch – Either way, this Yorkism continues to slide around!

I have to thank my sister Linda, who was NOT born and raised in York County, but who has lived here long enough to pick up on some great Yorkisms. She brought up “rutching” again last week, as we gathered … Continue reading

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