Redd Up / Read Up?

Duane Campbell dcamp911 at JUNO.COM
Mon Jan 22 05:55:15 UTC 2001

On Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:09:58 -0500 "D. Ezra Johnson"
> How is this Pennsylvania expression pronounced?

It's redd up here.

Though my wife and I grew up in the same NE PA community, I had never
heard the word until I was thrown in with her family, which comes from
only 50 miles south.

I mentioned the phrase once on a private list that included one person
from Scotland. He said his mother had used the term regularly, but he had
never heard it outside of Fife, just north of Edenboro.


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