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Old 07-08-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Depending on where in the area you are, there are variations of hayna. Especially "up da line," you'll hear "enna" or "aina."
My dad used to say 'aina"
Down here in So. Cen. Pa. we say, "Ain't so?" or just "Ain't?"
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Scranton doesn't have the market cornered on Heyna. It probably goes from Schuylkill County up to Forrest City.
Ya, cos we used to hear variations of it in places like Pine Grove...that's "up home" to us
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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I was watching a Pirates game on TV maybe last month, and I heard one of the announcers say "aina." Must be making its way all over the state.
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Old 07-09-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Forty Fort
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I was watching a Pirates game on TV maybe last month, and I heard one of the announcers say "aina." Must be making its way all over the state.
You don't think that Paul...? Nah...
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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you don't think that paul...? Nah...
lol! :d
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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I caught myself saying "ain't it" yesterday. I'm going to talk to my Jersey friends alot more.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Since moving here I have never heard "Heyna" or anything like it. I certainly do hear a regional accent, but mostly in "older people" 40s and above.

I have heard "you's" quite a bit, much the way that southerners would use "y'all"
There is something my son pointed out about a regional use of the word "anymore." Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

I think regional accents in most parts of the country are disappearing. Kind of sad in a way. The Northeast PA accent covers one of the smallest geographic accents of all regional American accents.
It's interesting that it has had such staying power.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: W-B / Scranton Area
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Sacred Heart of Duponts church picnic is Aug 4,5,6th there will be plenty of heyna's and henna's flyin around. Ain't kinda sounds more like Hain't when my relatives say it. I hear they call church picnics "bazaars" over Plymoth way. strange people over there
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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Sacred Heart of Duponts church picnic is Aug 4,5,6th there will be plenty of heyna's and henna's flyin around. Ain't kinda sounds more like Hain't when my relatives say it. I hear they call church picnics "bazaars" over Plymoth way. strange people over there
and i thought they were all pick a nicks
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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and i thought they were all pick a nicks
Or "pitnicks."

Yeah I have heard people from "down da line" (around W-B) call them bazaars....they're pitnicks up da line here in Scran'n.
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