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Warshed Out


No game Yankee game tonightski.

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1 seamus   ~  Apr 30, 2014 5:01 pm

We get to skip king felix. What a break! I thought we were staring down a series loss and we might be able to sneak away with a split. Hopefully. woot!

2 rbj   ~  Apr 30, 2014 5:57 pm

Wow, four warsh outs. Must be the big system that passed through here last night.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 30, 2014 10:16 pm

Hey, anyone know why some people in the Mid-Atlantic area say 'Warshington'? (And I have a vague memory of discussing this on the Banter at some point in the past...)

4 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 30, 2014 10:45 pm

[3] my guess is that it's a local colloquialism that dates back to it's inception; Dee Cee as most folks I was around referred to it was originally Maryland and Virginia territory (the Virginia part was ceded back to Virginia) and the local gentry often pronounced it "Warshnun" or Warshintun" if they felt spirited enough. Just part of the regional charm, if you will (Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Banneker obviously thought turning a mosquito-infested swamp into a government metropolis was worth it).. I'm thinking if you hear someone pronounce it that way, they've got a long history in that area.

5 thelarmis   ~  Apr 30, 2014 11:13 pm

oh my garsh!

i first heard this speak when i got to penn state. all these years later...i still hate it! : )

['yins' - i love. it's sooo awful, how could you not?!]

6 Boatzilla   ~  May 1, 2014 2:08 am

[3] [4] My parents said it, and they were from Arkansas and Oklahoma (they both grew up near the border).

It used to drive me nuts. I also hated when folks said, "ColoRAYdo."

7 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  May 1, 2014 9:12 am

W[3,4,6] well, having lived in the area for about 40 years, I can say I rarely hear it called "Warshington" -- except when I go to Baltimore (where the Baltimorons call it Warshingtun....but they call their own city "Bahl-more" Go figyuh.

8 thelarmis   ~  May 1, 2014 11:26 am

[7] I call it Ball-Tumor. Baltimorons is good!

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