Yous Guys Must Be From Delaware County PA

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services RS284559

Delaware County PAI have to admit I am enjoying all the talk and attention being given to Delaware County PA as a result of the HBO series Mare of Easttown. From interviews with Kate Winslet, to articles online, my county has gained some recognition because of how we locals talk!

 

It is interesting to me to listen to linguistics on the radio explain how certain sounds come out of certain areas and why, and fun to hear non locals try to say and capture the feel of this area, like SNL’s Murdur Durdur. The Delaware County sound also extends into Philadelphia and into Montgomery County PA where I grew up.

 

The first time my accent was fully pointed out to me was during a conference I attended in college, I was in South Carolina at a textile mill. I spoke for a few minutes in front of a group of other attendees and the proctor said after I finished, “gosh I have to admit, I could not help but listen to your accent”.

 

Later when I lived on the west coast, I forced myself to say “waater”, instead of “wooder”. It was a word that was always questioned when I asked for water at a restaurant.

 

Well just so yous guys know, the accent of this area is one of the many things that makes living in Delaware County that much more endearing.

 

Ya know, when you visit Delco hon, be sure to visit a local Wawa, since it’s the birthplace of Wawa, and while your at it, g’head and have a hoagie, the rolls are the best around!

 

Thank you SNL for the use of this video.

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Comments (10)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

My ancestors were Pennsylvania Dutch settlers. I'm not sure about the accent, but I was made aware as a child some of the interesting ways they would construct their sentences.  For example, they would say things like "Don't eat yourself full", meaning don't fill yourself up... because "There's cake back yet" meaning there is cake yet to come.  LOL 

May 23, 2021 07:07 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Gloria - this weekend, I heard a NPR radio interview with Jean Smart who plays a role with Kate Winslet on the show you mention.  It was "new" to me as was the SNL skit that satirizes it as well as the other associated attention on quirks of Pennsylvania life.  It sounds interesting and entertaining. 

May 23, 2021 07:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Haha Gloria I have not had the TV on in about 15 months and Diane had a friend come over turned out they wanted to watch a movie:)) the Universal Remote the battery was rusted out... and so were the spare ones:)) they had to use old school Manual turning on the TV so with that said you get the idea I have not heard or watched this show:))Endre

May 23, 2021 11:25 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Carol Williams good to know your background and retain some of the interesting phrases.

Michael Jacobs humor is always good.

Endre Barath, Jr. LOL good to not let the TV be part of your life for periods of time. I went quite a few years without a TV in my house, when I lived alone, and I had a friend who could not understand that since she kept her TV on night and day. 

May 24, 2021 09:01 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Waater over wooder huh?  I can see where that might be a problem.  Stopped by on Patricia's suggestion.  Make it a productive week and enjoy that wooder.  Mark

Jun 14, 2021 05:35 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gloria Todor - I got a kick out of this blog post. I re-blogged it and disabled the ability for anyone to comment to me but directed others to comment on your post. I hope you don't mind. If so, and you'd prefer I delete it as a re-blog, please let me know.

Patricia

Jun 14, 2021 05:46 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I came over here from Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 's post. I hadn't seen the video before - too funny! You started my day off with some laughs. Thank you!

Jun 16, 2021 06:10 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I really enjoyed the series. And, Kate Winslet is a superb actress, although, I would have no idea if she nailed her accent. I did see the SNL bit too. Very funny, Gloria. D

Jun 18, 2021 09:00 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint LOL!  The wooder is good with a twist of lemon! Have a good summer in Sandpoint!  Are you near wooder?

Thanks Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP don't mind at all.  Much appreciated.  Yes it was fun to write this post and accents are so interesting, they begin to tell a story about a person.  Well enjoy your summer in your neck of the woods!

 

Jun 18, 2021 04:51 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Kat Palmiotti thanks for coming over on Patricia's recommendation.  I had to watch the video again for a few more chuckles.  Humor is always good.  Take care.

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I have yet to see the series, but I kept seeing mention of it on local news.  I'm glad some humor came out of it.  Yes Kate Winslet is a good actor.  Have a great summer.

 

Jun 18, 2021 04:55 PM