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Old 02-19-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Ireland too. My husband is from Dublin Ireland and he and his dad both use reckon quite a bit. He does say "youse" alot
Isn't that more of a northern thing than an Irish thing?

 
Old 02-19-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Isn't that more of a northern thing than an Irish thing?
Apparently not since he has never lived there.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Apparently not since he has never lived there.
Because 'youse' is something that is usually associated with NY or Philly.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Because 'youse' is something that is usually associated with NY or Philly.
I understand that but my husband has never lived in either area. He has only lived here in Kentucky since moving from Ireland 6 years ago. I am guessing that the youse thing was brought over from the Irish.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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You do realize that many people in Northern Virginia and D.C. believe that your Leesburg, VA is "hick country".
Last time I checked Sterling, Leesurg, and Tysons were all suburbs of DC. And most ppl in SE,NW, and SW DC are too dumb to realize any different.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Last time I checked Sterling, Leesurg, and Tysons were all suburbs of DC. And most ppl in SE,NW, and SW DC are too dumb to realize any different.
Eh, Tysons is pretty close to DC. Sterling is more farther outward. Leesburg is a pretty good distance out, and was horse/farm country up until a few years ago when the DC sprawl grew into that area.

You are right. Leesburg is a DC suburb or exurb, but it doesn't feel great to be called a "hick" now does it?

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Old 02-27-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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Northeastern Pennsylvania has some frightening territory. All you have to do is start in Stroudsburg, and it's like, "OK, small town, not too exciting, but it has a mall and the Sherman Theatre; a music store and a university." But pick a small state road like 715 or 209, drive for maybe a half-an-hour or maybe even ten minutes, and you will find some SCARY towns.

Jonas: a bit of a ways from Effort, PA, all it has is miles of farmland and fields, and the ****ty Jonas Hotel.

Meckesville: A bit of a distance from Jonas, driving to/through it at night is SCARY. I think the population may be even less than 230; full of mountain people and no discernible places of establishment other than living communities.

Saylorsburg/Sciota: Seems to be the biker capital of the Poconos. And it doesn't have the goatee-sporting bald bikers with New York accents that you might see on TV, but the true-to-the-bone redneck hooligans.
 
Old 02-27-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Northeastern Pennsylvania has some frightening territory. All you have to do is start in Stroudsburg, and it's like, "OK, small town, not too exciting, but it has a mall and the Sherman Theatre; a music store and a university." But pick a small state road like 715 or 209, drive for maybe a half-an-hour or maybe even ten minutes, and you will find some SCARY towns.

Jonas: a bit of a ways from Effort, PA, all it has is miles of farmland and fields, and the ****ty Jonas Hotel.

Meckesville: A bit of a distance from Jonas, driving to/through it at night is SCARY. I think the population may be even less than 230; full of mountain people and no discernible places of establishment other than living communities.

Saylorsburg/Sciota: Seems to be the biker capital of the Poconos. And it doesn't have the goatee-sporting bald bikers with New York accents that you might see on TV, but the true-to-the-bone redneck hooligans.
Well there's certainly plenty of goatee-sporting bald bikers in the rest of Pennsylvania,I've seen 'em from border to border! I think PA might be the biker capital of the country! Oh and there's hooligans all over the state also,starting with the raising of the kids

As far as northeastern PA,when I lived up near WilkesBarre it was kind of creepy. Kind of like that movie 'Children of the Corn' without the corn
The adults were nowhere to be found and the kids would run roughshod all over!

Also when I was up there,there were rumours about wandering off the country roads. You might end up in someone's dirt driveway with a rifle aimed at you

As far as the areas you mentioned,some aren't as bad as you'd think.
 
Old 03-02-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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I am saddened that you speak in this manner towards another American who uses an accent different from the "proper' English language. I think you and I can both agree that you do not speak the Queen's language and any version is an incorrect dialect. I happen to be fascinated by the different twists and the Schuyler ignorant speech as you call it happens to be much much closer to the original than the haughty adopted Northern VA version and absolutely charming I might add. Maybe you should take a trip to the mother land!!!
 
Old 03-02-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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I am saddened that you speak in this manner towards another American who uses an accent different from the "proper' English language. I think you and I can both agree that you do not speak the Queen's language and any version is an incorrect dialect. I happen to be fascinated by the different twists and the Schuyler ignorant speech as you call it happens to be much much closer to the original than the haughty adopted Northern VA version and absolutely charming I might add. Maybe you should take a trip to the mother land!!!
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