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Evil, but cute & gay about it
...ramblings of the imperfectly innocent
It sure is cold tonight, heyna or no? 
2nd-Jan-2007 10:27 pm
Although I was able to smuggle back two more boxes of Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets on my flight, the Dunkin Donuts I went to was out of half the varieties I wanted, so none for me.

The real reason I'm posting, though, is that I just found http://www.coalregion.com/, and it's kept me in stitches for a good half hour. It's chock full of eastern PA recipes, slang, and childhood memories. Yes, *this* is the accent I have.
3rd-Jan-2007 06:58 am (UTC)
It's funny how much of the dictionary sounds familiar to the place I grew up (not the accent I have -- I learned to talk before I moved to TR). It was particularly striking that there's something like the "ain't so?" that I've never heard outside of TR. I guess it shouldn't be too much of a surprise, considering both areas have a mix of Germans and Poles.
3rd-Jan-2007 09:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think that might be why Madison resonates so much with me; the region has a somewhat similar ethnic and economic background.
3rd-Jan-2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Ah, PA. I really do have many friends from there, as well as some family that lives in Bloomsburg. Hell, I remember visiting them a few years ago and going to a restaurant where there was a folk singer singing of the distant strange land of the Lehigh Valley and how funny they talked. I also remember being asked by a waitress in Wilkes-Barre once if I wanted a "sissy stick" for my "pop."

Of course, I can't throw too, too many stones being from Virginia myself...
6th-Jan-2007 09:28 am (UTC)
The song sounds like classic coal country fare. We call soda soda, though, not pop. (That's the one regional difference that really irks me out here. Morris and I keep poking each other about it. ;-) "sissy stick" (for straw, presumably) is a new one on me, though.

And what on earth were you doing in Wilkes-Barre?
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