Tuesday, March 1, 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge: Day 20

Day 20: Something You Know You Do Differently Than Most People

I've heard that, as a girl from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, I speak differently than a lot of other people in the world. I've given some of my accent over to some of my friends, Sky even says that she started saying things like I do! :P Here are a couple of things about PA, it'll help you to understand me a little better.

You Know You're From Pennsylvania When....

You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything but "Philly." And New Jersey has always been "Jersey."

You refer to Pennsylvania as "PA."

"You guys" is a perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men & women.

You know how to respond to the question "Djeetyet?" (Didyoueatyet?)

You can use the phrase "fire hall wedding reception" and not even bat an eye.

Words like "hoagie", "crick", "chipped ham", "sticky buns", "shoo-fly pie", "pierogies" and "pocketbook" actually mean something to you.

You know several places to purchase or that serve Scrapple, Summer Sausage (Lebanon Bologna), and Hot Bacon Dressing.

You know exactly what to do when your mother tells you to "red up" your room.

You think very little of an Amish buggy on the road.

You learned long ago how to "step carefully" around the buggy tie-ups in the supermarket parking lot.

You can go 2 weeks in winter without sunshine and think this is normal.

You not only have heard of Birch Beer, but you know that it comes in several colors: Red, Blue, White, Brown, Gold.

You know what REAL potpie is.

You ask the waitress for "dippy eggs" for breakfast.

You can stop along the road to buy fruits, vegetables, or crafts on the "honor system."

YOUR turkey has "filling," not "stuffing," and most certainly, NOT "dressing."

You say things like, "I'm calling off today," and "They're calling for snow."

Hearing horses clopping down a paved street doesn't bring you to the window to see what's going on outside.

You prefer Hershey's Chocolate to Godiva.

School closings due to snow take the radio stations a half an hour to finish, because just about every town has its own school district.

Frequently go "with," e.g., "You going to the market? Mind if I come with?"

Refer to something as "a whole nother," e.g., "That's a whole nother issue."

1 comment:

Tarissa said...

After reading all your "slogans" here, I just cracked up laughing! This is quite hilarious.
Especially the line that had... "hoagie", "crick", "chipped ham", "sticky buns", "shoo-fly pie", "pierogies" and "pocketbook".

Oh, this was just TOO funny. =D