Saturday, November 10, 2007


If you have ever lived, worked, or gone to school in Northeastern Pennsylvania, you'll understand this. If you're a fan of the U.S. version of The Office, particularly if you participated in the recent The Office Convention in Scranton, you may appreciate being able to add another layer to your experience. Here, by way of Jennifer D. Wade's site, is a short film about newcomers to the area being given a crash course in the local patois, here dubbed "Heynabonics." (Pay particular attention to the proper pronunciation of "Nanticoke", so you can ask directions from locals when you decide to visit me.)

I wonder if we can convince John Webster to post some classic Daniels & Webster bits, including the song The Heyna Family, to his blog or the Rock 107 site!


anne said...

Did you ever check out the coal speak dictionary at It's a must read.

Michelle said...

I tried posting this once before, but Blogger hates me....

Remember Jumpin' Jeff Walker's "Whackjobs" parody band? A few years ago (around the time I was in 6th grade) there was a song called "Hayna".

It was sang to the tune of "Iko Iko".

"Talkin' bout hayna! Hayna! Hayna!
What the hell does it mean?"

It was awesome.