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From: Justin Kirk Houser <>
Subject: Re: [PACENTRE] Scot- Irish Traditions
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 08:20:02 -0400
That is a very good site.
Some of those apply here; others don't.
Going through it, the plural form "you'uns" which is rendered as "yinz" on
that site certainly is used, as well as afuhgan, beer garden, beauty
parlor, burm, "canipshun," cellar, "cubbord," dupa (usually only in
families of Slavic descent), gumband, hanky, house coat, heighth, hoagie,
"hollah," jaggers, lickin, lozenger, motorsickle, Mondy, Tuesdy, etc., pin
for pen, pome or pahm for poem, pop, prostrate, bronichal, choirpractor,
sherbert, sliding board, spicket, stoved finger, tin foil, worsh rag, are
some of the more common phrases.
There is also a tendency on the part of some to soften the "l" sound in the
middle of a word, as in college, where it is halfway between an l and a w.
At 12:29 AM 4/4/06, wrote:
>This is a cute site that lets you write something and it translates for you
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Justin Kirk Houser
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Historian, Schürch Family Association of North America
Lay Leader, Valley View United Methodist Church (near Bellefonte, PA)
Certified Lay Speaker, The United Methodist Church
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