thats an exaggeration, but we have noticed somewhat of a communication breakdown as we converse in Pennsylvania. Obviously, we have the southern draaaaaawl and the Pennsylvanians have something altogether different. Here's an example:
1. In the south, we say "y'all" .. up here we expected "You guys" but usually we here we here "younz" as in "Younz need to borrow a rake?"
2. Also, we've heard the expression "red up" as in clean up, get ready. "I'm ganna red up the yard today."
3. speaking of words like "gotta" , up here its "gAtta" like "I gatta tell you guys..." or instead of "bought" its "i baght a broom"
4. instead of "color" we here "keller" up here. "What keller is the house?"
5. we say "buggy" instead of "grocery cart" well, actually i say "buggy" and adam says "cart" probably because i'm from louisiana.
6. the everpresent coke vs. pop debate. you guys wanna pop? its actually not even "pop" here its "pahp"
7. car is "cah" ganna pahk my cah in the pahking laht.
and then there are some people here who are polish. and honestly.. we never have any idea what they are saying. and vice-versa. we just look at each other confusedly. and smile. but they are always friendly!
thus we are learning to translate our draaaaawl and y'alleatet? (did you eat yet?) ya'antto? (do you want to?) into northeasterner. of course we can't say the difference between "pen" and "pin" either. so there you go. adventures in dialect.