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Sunday, August 1, 2010

What I Saw Today (August 1, 2010)


Hawk . . .





Emergency personnel responded to
a medical emergency on the 800 block
of Locust Street at 9 a.m. today.



You Might Be a Columbian . . .

Having grown up here, I've noticed that Columbians have a unique twist on some aspects of the English language. Some are Lancaster County-isms, but others are Columbianisms through and through. You can decide which is which. With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, if any of the following examples sound familiar, you might just qualify as a Columbian.

If you've ever called the Anvil foundry by a name that sounds something like the MOWL-LUH-BULL, you might be a Columbian.

If you call the road that runs along its east side MOWL-LUH-BULL Road, you might be a Columbian.

If you call what flows in the river wooder, you might be a Columbian.

If you've ever called your blue jeans overhalls, you might be a Columbian.

If you've ever called the time after 12 noon the safternoon, you might be a Columbian.

If you pronounce the word probably as prah-blee or even prah-lee, you might be a Columbian.

If you pronounce the white crystalline table condiment sawt, you might be a Columbian.

If you use the expression a while (pronounced a wow) instead of in the meantime, for example, “You get ready, and I'll start the car a while,” you might be a Columbian.

If you've ever told a story of something that occurred and put an s on the end of a verb in the past tense, for example, “So then I backs up the truck and wrecks into the car,” you might be a Columbian. 

If you've ever responded to a yes-or-no question with “I believe” without saying whether you believe so or believe not, you might be a Columbian.

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