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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:02 PM

Grammar lesson for today.


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Reply Grammar lesson for today. (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Apr 17 OP
doc03 Apr 17 #1
wnylib Apr 18 #19
MyOwnPeace Apr 17 #2
doc03 Apr 17 #3
MyOwnPeace Apr 17 #6
3catwoman3 Apr 17 #8
mitch96 Apr 17 #4
doc03 Apr 17 #5
MyOwnPeace Apr 17 #7
3catwoman3 Apr 17 #9
MyOwnPeace Apr 17 #10
Arkansas Granny Apr 17 #12
dixiegrrrrl Apr 17 #14
Diamond_Dog Apr 17 #16
dixiegrrrrl Apr 17 #17
Diamond_Dog Apr 17 #15
wnylib Apr 18 #20
Floyd R. Turbo Apr 17 #11
Arkansas Granny Apr 17 #13
Leith Apr 17 #18
wnylib Apr 18 #21
UTUSN Apr 18 #22

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:11 PM

1. In this neck of the woods it's Uans

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:49 AM

19. You must be in western PA near Pittsburgh.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:18 PM

2. And here in 'da Burgh'

Yunz!

ex: Yunz shoulda' just waited!

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Yunzer

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:22 PM

3. That is what I meant didn't know the proper

spelling.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:28 PM

6. Spellin - wha' dat?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:55 PM

8. I think it can also be "you'ns" or...

...”you’ uns.”

(Man, spellcheck did NOT like either of those. Took me 3 times for each.)

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:22 PM

4. North east, "yous" da Burgh is Yunz and down south it's y'all...

"yous should have waited"
"yunz should have waited"
"y'all should have waited"
same same..

I always liked.. Jeet yet? no, jon tu? aka.. did you eat yet? No do you want to?
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:25 PM

5. I am in Ohio 60 miles from Pittsburgh my

buddy when I lived in Virginia called it Pennsylvania talk.
Like they speak proper English in VA

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Response to doc03 (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:51 PM

7. From the "BIBLE"........

HOW TO SPEAK PITTSBURGHESE

AHT - The area beyond one's immediate surroundings. "It's so nice ahtside, I'll take a walk through Schenley Park."

DAHNTAHN - That part of Pittsburgh below uptahn: one of the largest corporate centers in the US

FLAHR - A pretty blossom on a plant. "There's many pretty flahrs at Phipps Conservatory."

GUMBANS - Pieces of soft elastic rubber used to keep trouser cuffs from catching in bicycle chains (rubber bands).

JAGGER - A sharp point, especially the thorns on a plant. "Watch, there's jaggers on that vine!"

KELLER - A visual sensation. "I hate that keller, but it's a nice car!"

NEBBY - Inquisitive. "That neighbor lady is really nebby!"

POP - Cherry, orange, or root beer beverages generally carbonated. "I'll have a burger, fries, and a pop."

REDD UP - Clean or tidy an area. "Quick, redd up the house before Mom gets home!"

SAMMITCH - Two pieces of bread with meat or peanut butter and jelly between them. "Mom makes the best sammitches!"

SLIPPY - Slippery. "Watch your step, the sidewahk's slippy today!"

STILLERS - Pittsburgh's 6-time Super Bowl winners. "Here we go, Stillers, here we go!"

WORSH - To wash, or the clothes which have been cleaned. "The worsh froze on the line so I'll have to defrost the shirt."

YUNZ - All of you. "Are all of yunz going to the game?"


HAVE AN AHRN! (Iron City - a local beer!)

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:00 PM

9. My dad grew up in Chicago, in Hyde Park. He said "warsh" and...

...window “seel/seal.”

After several moves, our family settled in Rochester, NY. It always sounded to me like he said “Rock-Chester.”

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:08 PM

10. Things like that.....

give you a 'clue' - don't they!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:25 PM

12. When I first moved to Arkansas I heard people using the phrase " war plowers".

I discovered that they were talking about wire pliers.

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:34 PM

14. You have solved an age old mystery for me...



My G'ram's family was from Ohio. Family name was Kendall, about 3 generations lived there.

She always said "red up the dishes" but I never could find the source of that.
And "worsh"

What's really interesting is her family moved to Seattle in 1906, when she was still quite young.
Washington state was always pronounced "Worshington".
I never knew why.

Added tid-bit...The Boeing Company, Washington' biggest employer for generations, was always called Boeings, by almost everyone I knew.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:48 PM

16. dixiegrrrl,

“Worsh “ is really Western PA talk. Any Ohioan who says that must either have relatives from western PA or moved from there. My mom used to say it, she was born in Monessen.

I have lived in Ohio all my life and my family never said “rid up” but I knew people with roots in West Virginia who said it.

Re stores, , people around here like to add an S to a store name, like “Kmarts” or “Walmart’s”

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:51 PM

17. Relative did a full genealogy of our fam.



From Europe ( German) to New Jersey, few generations later to Ohio,
some family then to Seattle ages later.

It's all quite an interesting journey trying to figure out where various words/expressions came from by the time I showed up....

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:41 PM

15. I'm right across the state line from Yinz here in NE Ohio

I am ROTFL ....those are so true.... heard em all before!

Do you ever watch “Pittsburgh Dad“ on You Tube?

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 12:55 AM

20. A little farther north of you 'uns,

in rural areas of Erie County:

Crick - creek
Bob wire - barbed wire
Pop - same as you 'uns call it.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:14 PM

11. Arkansas Grammy!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 04:26 PM

13. ☺☺

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:59 PM

18. Did anyone else NOT need that translated?

It's a marvel that 4 words can be abbreviated down to about 1 1/2 syllables.

English is wonderful that way.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:02 AM

21. Western NY, especially areas near

southern Buffalo used to have a "twang" that is almost gone now.

I grew up in Erie, PA and had cousins in Buffalo. The word "hot" sounded like "hat" and "car" was "care."

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:04 AM

22. A "triple contraction" - impressive!

In the '70s at a state university I was all gung ho about getting down to the bare bones of language and took a grammar course, which I thought would make me an authority.

Well, along with other trends of the '70s in the touchy-feely vein, I was told that the Old grammar was OUT, that that was "prescriptive" grammar (rules), and that what this course was about was "DESCRIPTIVE" grammar, defined as "deep structure/meaning".

And other '70s things were that studying "Egypt" was OUT and touchy-feely was IN.

So what do I see on YouTube now - why, it's the amazing civilization of all things ancient, specifically Egypt along with Greece and the amazing Romans.






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