I’ve been trying how to write this blog post for awhile.

I don’t know if you know anyone from Nova Scotia, but I’d say 80% or MORE of the locals I’ve met have an odd habit. A way of talking so to speak.

Instead of saying “yeah” or “yah” to agree with someone, they say it in the middle of a loud inhaling gasp. Let’s say you just ran up 10 flights of stairs and someone asks you if you’re tired and you gasp yUH in the middle of a short inhaling gasp.

We were invited to socialize with 3 couples last night. One works with Jeff and one retired from his position a couple of years back. I had a really good time. I like hearing about this area and the people and the history. One of the ladies remembered watching the 2nd story getting lifted on this house with a crate 18 years back.

Anyhow, listening to them one by one do this loud gasping yUH around the room was almost enough to leave me in stitches. If I ever catch myself doing this… well… let’s just hope I don’t. (Jeff either. :D)


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

2 Replies to ““yUH”

  1. you will. you can’t help it. that is how language works and evolves. I was in Texas for one week speaking with Texans for 14+ hours each day. The first day we were making fun of the y’all (as in, y’all want a beer?) and by the last day we were using it unintentionally.

  2. Yes, we Texans get made fun of a lot of our yall and the other big one is we are fixin to go to the store! 🙂 Lisa, your life sounds so wonderful and that is such beautiful country! How much fun! I enjoy reading your postings so much! I hope yall have a wondeful week!

    Texas Lisa

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