Bradford County Community Pages

Bradford County

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Adam's Ale
An early name used for H2O - plain drinking water
ALUNIUM
aluminum
Ames's
The local way to pronounce the discount store Ames - as in "I got it at Ames's"
Berm / Burm
The gravel edge of the road. Everyone else calls it the shoulder.
Bimmintin
Binghamton: as in " I hafta go to Bimmintin later on this week"
Blacktop
any road that is not dirt, "I live on the blacktop from Gillett to Bentley Creek"
boughten
Bought in a store, not homemade
Brang
Synonym of brought
Buck Day
That other holiday at the end of November, most celebrate it more than Christmas
Calling hours
the viewing or wake prior to a funeral
Chimley
chimney
The Clinic
you know, the Guthrie Clinic, over to the Packer
connamire beer
Also known as Pabst Blue Ribbon
'Coon
Raccoon
'Coon huntin'
done at night with a light and usually happens after the consumption of alcohol
Couple of three
two or three, not six
Crick
creek ( but 'Bentley Creek' is pronounced as "creak")
The Daily
(as in Review, local newspaper)
Dinner
lunch
Dinnerpail
lunchbox
Dooryard
lawn area surrounding the house
Drawel
drawer
Dug road
an old abandoned dirt road that is narrow with high banks
Eavestrough
rain gutters on a building
Flatlander
anyone not born and raised in Bradford Co.
Flats
land that is located along a "crick," also specific flats like Watson Flats or Snedekerville Flats
FRESHEN
give birth to a calf, as in I had a cow freshen
Garbage
any kind of trash or debris, not just food wastes
Gently rolling
description in real estate ads for Bradford Co. meaning steep
Gooms
Spelled "gums", as in the tissue near your teeth
hard road
Also known as a "Blacktop" road
Hedgerow
a row of hedges, usually along the edge of a cornfield
the IR
Ingersoll-Rand
Knoll
a spot in the road a little higher than the rest of the road
LAMBIN'
The time of year when sheep give birth, as in The sheep are lambin'.
Light bill
electric utility bill
Montrose
Pronounced: Mont`rose
Mother's Oats
oatmeal of any kind
the Mountain
Armenia Mountain
Munro-in
Monroeton
Old Folks
ancestors, elders of the community, probably even the ones who died at least 35 years ago.
  • the old folks always used to tell me . . .
  • The old folks used to say . . .
The Old Shoe
Coveted prize of the annual Troy Canton football game
Orta
over to, Most often followed by Towanda, as in "We went orta Towanda yesterday.
Narrows
really skinny parts of the road, usually next to the river and on the side of a mountain, as in Sheshequin narrows, Wysox narrows, and Ulster narrows
the Other day
any day in that person's lifetime from yesterday to 50 years ago
Peepers
little frogs that forecast spring, "the peepers have to freeze three times before spring is official"; the peepers don't actually freeze, the temperature is below freezing
Pocketbook
a man's wallet
Pocketbook
a woman's purse
Poolie
A native to this area, at one time on the edge of extinction, but now making a strong come back
Par'bly
probably
Rasslin'
Meaning: wrestling, usually found in the sentence "I was rasslin' with my old lady last night"
the Red light
Otherwise known as the traffic light (usually the only one in town, although sometimes there's two)
Ridge Beef
Deer meat
Ruff
roof
Sale barn
any of the livestock auctions: Valley Stockyards, Troy or Wyalusing
Seen
past tense of see, as in I seen her up to ames's
Set-on
A meal of leftovers is a set-on meal. The leftovers just get set on the table.
So don't I
I do or I agree
Speedies
cubes of venison cut that cook up fast in a pan or as shis-ka-bob
Spotlightin'
Also done at night with a light, usually with a car full of guys on a dirt road, during September, October and November. They say they're looking for deer, but they'll be wearing camo and carring guns
Store-bought
Bought in a store, not homemade
Stuckfast
Securely afixed to a surface -- usage: "That there leaf is 'stuckfast' to the window sill"
Sugarbush
maple woods where sap is collected and processed for syrup
Susquehanna
(Pronounced: Susk`Anna)
Supper
dinner
Tit Dip
Is the liquid used to sanitize a cow's teats, although you will hardly ever hear them called teats around here.
Upta
Meaning: I was anywhere in the world other than where I am standing right now
Ups truck
pronounced as the opposite of 'downs', U.P.S. (United Parcel Service)
the Valley
the Sayre-Athens area, not any of the other thousands of valleys in Bradford Co.
Wallmart
Also Known as Wally World
Wersher
The machine that cleans your clothes
Woodchuck, chuck
Groundhog
Yous guys
Northern version of "y'all" - used to refer to more than one, even though "you" is both singular and plural.

Agricultural Definitions

Bag
a cow's udder
Cake
edema of the udder
Cast her withers
prolapsed uterus ( really strange since a cows withers are in the area of her shoulders)
Drag
a harrow, usually a spring toothed harrow
Drop
the gutter behind a cow stall to collect the manure
Gutter cleaner
a mechanical device to clean the 'drop'
Mou hay away
to stack hay in a hayloft

List started by Lynn and added to by others (Jenny, John, Denise, Erin, and others)

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