Thursday, March 15th, 2012
Pennsylvania Dutch [Video]
(& If you’re at work and can’t watch the video, basically… I’m born & raised Pennsylvania Dutch, so the way I speak and form sentences is “dutch-ified”. The best way to sum this up is to show a comment I received from Judy:
I wonder how many of your readers are from Central Pennsylvania? When I lived there, it took me some time to figure out that “Leave” and “Let” are used interchangeably (“I let it all natural”) and that “awhile” means “now” or “then.” (“I wrote them down on index cards awhile.”) Thanks for the reminder of the quirky regionalisms of Central PA! I remember hearing one woman say to another “Do you want to have lunch awhile?” and I thought “Whaaaatt?”
I’m guilty of switching those words around like leave & let (which I did in my last post), and awhile. I also say a lot of words in weird ways like milk, room, ruin, channel… etc. So, if I ever say/write something that is confusing, just leave something in the comments section, so I can explain it. )
Have a great weekend!