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If you just moved to the area, or are in town visiting, odds are you’ve picked up on the Lancaster slang and verbiage. You’ve heard it, but do you know what it means to native Lancastrians? Read the list below so you can speak in Lancaster tongue, too!
- Outen the lights = turn the lights out
- Red up your room = clean up your room
- It’s spritzing out = it’s raining
- Cellar = basement
- Is it all? = is it all gone?
- Philly = Philadelphia
- State store = liquor store
- Wooder = water
- Slippy = slippery
- Left the dog out = let the dog out
- Look here once = look here for a second
- I’m coming with = i’m coming with you
- Macadam = black top/pavement
- Jimmies = sprinkles
- Rutts = correct pronunciation for Roots Country Market
- Buch = “boo-que” Avenue
And of course, the classic names of towns you must know!
- Lancaster = lang-kiss-ter
- Ephrata = Eff-er-tah
- Lititz = Lit-its
- Amish = Ahhh-mish
- Reading = Red-ing
Hopefully this makes understanding natives a little easier, and you’ll feel at home in no time!