Redd Up / Read Up?
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Mon Jan 22 21:34:05 UTC 2001
>"Hey, wee cutty, redd up the flure with thon bizzim fornenst the chumley"
People in Pittsburgh -- and especially in Elizabeth PA -- talk just about
like that. I'm an immigrant to the area, so I may be a little weak at the
local dialect, but I'd say:
"Hey, girl, sweep up the floor with that broom over against the chimney."
Most likely I'd have to sweep it myself.
I don't know much about Queens English, since I've never lived in New York.
-- Doug Wilson
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