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Old 11-22-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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its a Pittston,Dupont,Avoca,Duryea,Plains,W-B,Nanticoke, and Plymouth thang too.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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Do people that live in Tannersville and the surrounding areas talk like that? I thought it's a Scranton, Throop, Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant thing.
Scranton doesn't have the market cornered on Heyna. It probably goes from Schuylkill County up to Forrest City.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Turning Point of the American Revolution
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Do people that live in Tannersville and the surrounding areas talk like that? I thought it's a Scranton, Throop, Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant thing.
not to mention Wilkes Barre, Parsons, Hudson etc...
I think it's a older dialect that was once prevalent.. but now fading...I've noticed a difference everytime I go 'back home'.

My Brother lives in Hawai'i..He teaches at the Punahou School, our Presidents Alma Mater
He started sending me books featuring 'Pidgin' English' not as a mockery to the native population of Hawai'i , but as an informative tool.

My brother and I did a 7 month tour of Europe by 'thumb' we visited almost all of Western Europe, not to leave out Morocco and North Africa....
We both went on to get our Graduate degrees in English after obtaining our BA in different Majors.

Our mutual interest are regional dialects, slang, and their origins....
When I sent him VarmintBlasters links on 'Heyna' and 'Coalspeak' he went thru the roof,
Made him even more happy than the fact that the Eagles kicked the Giants Butts last night.

BTW, In 2005, I attended a Law Enforcement Convention in the Mid West....In presence, was a Tribal Reservation Officer from the Lakota Tribe who gave a real cool speech, punctuated by more than one 'Hayna'
when in askance to his probing questions.
peace, Coalboy
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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If anyone is familiar with the rock 107 character walter nepaski.. its northeast pa ski.. many never make the connection.. LOL
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Turning Point of the American Revolution
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After a careful perusal of the CoalSpeak Dictionary I would reckon that at least 60% of the entries are endemic to most of the Eastern US and beyond...

'Huckleberry" 'a small berry that grows in the coal mining area...'
How 'bout that book by Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn.?...I don't think 'Huck' was Nepa...

Sammiches, sangwiches, Hoagies, Youse, wit', chimblies, Taggers,CDDC, S'ter, Ac-a- me, as well as many more entries, supercede NEPA.

However, there are many a local coloquialism within, that are truly precious treasures of a definitive locale, i.e. NEPA, specifically the Mining Terms, local town names, shortened and abbreviated, directions etc. 'Cuts' of a 'pan' of Pizza (Pie) very local...anyone remember Zaganis Pizza in Miners Mills? slice of Sicilian style, 10 cents in 1957

I remember going over to my new friend Barry's house in NJ after we first moved out of WB, I was maybe 10 years old, I stood in front of his house and yelled
'HELLOOOOO BARR-RIE' about 5 times and then... his tight-a**ed Mom came out and started to yell in my face about being 'uncouth',,, she also refererred to me as a 'Lout'
These words meant nothing to me at the time but I remembered them because I do love words...especially ones I don't/didn't know the meaning of,
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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After a careful perusal of the CoalSpeak Dictionary I would reckon that at least 60% of the entries are endemic to most of the Eastern US and beyond...

'Huckleberry" 'a small berry that grows in the coal mining area...'
How 'bout that book by Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn.?...I don't think 'Huck' was Nepa...

Sammiches, sangwiches, Hoagies, Youse, wit', chimblies, Taggers,CDDC, S'ter, Ac-a- me, as well as many more entries, supercede NEPA.

However, there are many a local coloquialism within, that are truly precious treasures of a definitive locale, i.e. NEPA, specifically the Mining Terms, local town names, shortened and abbreviated, directions etc. 'Cuts' of a 'pan' of Pizza (Pie) very local...anyone remember Zaganis Pizza in Miners Mills? slice of Sicilian style, 10 cents in 1957

I remember going over to my new friend Barry's house in NJ after we first moved out of WB, I was maybe 10 years old, I stood in front of his house and yelled
'HELLOOOOO BARR-RIE' about 5 times and then... his tight-a**ed Mom came out and started to yell in my face about being 'uncouth',,, she also refererred to me as a 'Lout'
These words meant nothing to me at the time but I remembered them because I do love words...especially ones I don't/didn't know the meaning of,

Ha, that's funny, my mother used to tell me i was "uncouth" and she was born and bred in Riverdale, NYC
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Pank 45 up, 4 downbuy pank mugs, tshirts and magnets
To pat down until flat, compressed // To pack or tamp a loose type of material into a more compact mass

Origin: Northeastern Pennsylvania, or as we calls it: NEPA! (pronounced 'Knee-Pa')
"Ay Bobby, hows about yous and me drive up de eynon ta da Arch-a-bald pothole anz pank some dirt inta it ta fill it up even"
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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pank isnt a " real " word!!! LOL
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Turning Point of the American Revolution
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Ha, that's funny, my mother used to tell me i was "uncouth" and she was born and bred in Riverdale, NYC
Wow, Sue!, your Mom is from that famous town of Riverdale where Archie, Betty, Jughead, Moose, Midge and Betty lived..

Did she know any of them??????
Does she have any of "The Archies" records?????

LOVED "SUGAR ,SUGAR"
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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not to mention Wilkes Barre, Parsons, Hudson etc...
I think it's a older dialect that was once prevalent.. but now fading...I've noticed a difference everytime I go 'back home'.

My Brother lives in Hawai'i..He teaches at the Punahou School, our Presidents Alma Mater
He started sending me books featuring 'Pidgin' English' not as a mockery to the native population of Hawai'i , but as an informative tool.

My brother and I did a 7 month tour of Europe by 'thumb' we visited almost all of Western Europe, not to leave out Morocco and North Africa....
We both went on to get our Graduate degrees in English after obtaining our BA in different Majors.

Our mutual interest are regional dialects, slang, and their origins....
When I sent him VarmintBlasters links on 'Heyna' and 'Coalspeak' he went thru the roof,
Made him even more happy than the fact that the Eagles kicked the Giants Butts last night.

BTW, In 2005, I attended a Law Enforcement Convention in the Mid West....In presence, was a Tribal Reservation Officer from the Lakota Tribe who gave a real cool speech, punctuated by more than one 'Hayna'
when in askance to his probing questions.
peace, Coalboy
not the same--it is part of the lakota dialect---a language that i hope never fades away
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