Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Northeast Pennsylvania has an odd dialect.
Many of us spend the rest of our lives trying to get rid of it.
It's hard to describe.... but I think some of it originates from the Irish coal mining settlers. I hear it mainly in the way locals say "tink" instead of "think", or "tree" instead of "three". But I'm just guessing.
The best one is "heyna" or "henna". Basically, it means "isn't it" or worse, a bastardization of "ain't it".
I don't know why I didn't post this before. A friend sent it to me ages ago - as a joke about where we grew up. The funny thing is, I realized I knew a few of the people from this comedy troupe.
It's quite funny - particularly so if you grew up here.