Category Archive 'Regionalisms'

27 Feb 2015

Regionalisms

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In Sweden, they say “yes,” by inhaling air into the mouth.

One reader adds that they do it in Northern Ireland, too.

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In the neighborhood of my Allegheny foothills Pennsylvania farm, there is PA Dutch influence on speech: “That field needs mowed.” And there is the Scots Irish habit of adding a superfluous repetitive confirmatory clause, “So there is.”


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