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From The Daily Item

  • Loaded language

    Sometimes it’s the offhand remark that’s the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and how difficult it is to control or extract them. Consider this list, presented as bullet points — which are themselves so conventional, so central to the typography of mind-numbing PowerPoint presentations, that you can forget what their shape represents.

  • Prize claim cost man $1,829

    WINFIELD — Western Union is doing what it can to educate people about the risks in wiring money. An entire section on its website ( is devoted to providing information that might reduce the risk of people falling victim to fraud schemes.

Mini Lesson #218

1. How do you say “It's a sin and a shame.” in PA German? You would pronounce it SIS EN SIN UNNA SCHOND, and it is written:  Sis en Sin un e Schand.
2. How would you say “It's hot in here.”? You would pronounce it SIS HAASE DOE-HIN, and it’s written: Sis hees dohin. 



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(Courtesy of Gwen Nese)

While in high school Jack Kaufman worked at Kauffman’s Meat Market on the delivery truck (circa early 1950s). This is a copy of a cropped picture, not original. John Saylor got cropped out!



Mini Lesson #217

1. How do you say “What's your trade?” in PA German? You would pronounce it VOS ISS DIE HOND VARIK, and it is written:  Was is dei Handwarick.
2. How would you say “We have to turn the clock ahead tonight.”? You would pronounce it MEER MISSA DEE NACHT DEE UHR FORE DRAYA, and it’s written: Mir misse die Nacht die Uhr vordrehe. 


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