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Understanding Pittsburghese

You know you’re from Western PA when…

1. You walk carefully when it is “slippy” outside.
2. You often go down to the “crick”.
3. You have to “red up”, before company comes over.
4. You’ve ever gotten hurt by falling into a “jaggerbush”.
5. You know that Ahia is a river, a boulevard, and a state.
6. You’ve ever “warshed” or “wershed” the laundry.
7. You know where Beer Falls is. (Beaver Falls)
8. Mr. Webster is wrong. You know full well that “ain’t” is correct English.
9. You know you can’t drive too fast on back roads, cause-udda-deer.
10. “Gumbands”… need I say more?
11. You’ve ever drank an “Arn”
12. You’ve ever told someone to “quit jaggin around”.
13. You know that Clinton, Monaca, and Beaver, are actually names of towns.
14. You’ve called someone a ‘jaggoff’.
15. You hear “you guyses”, or “yins” and don’t think twice.
16. You know the three rivers by name and can pronouce them correctly, but refer to them as… da Mon, da Al, and da O.
17. You hate Cleveland, although you’ve never been there.
18. You know where KerNEGgy is, and you like his museum and ‘liberries’.
19. You drink “pop”, eat “hoagies”, pierogies, and gyros (jy-rows).
20. You drink melk.
21. You didn’t have IHOP’s or Waffle Houses.
22. You know what a still mill is.
23. You cheer for the Stillers.
24. You know where Picksburgh is.
25. You expect temps in the winter to be record breaking cold and temps in the summer to be record breaking hot.
26. You go Dahntahn to da-Strip District, and take your wife wit you.
Be sure to get a Permanee’s sammich while yins guys are der hangin’ out an nat.
27. You can find Zillionopal on a map.
28. You go ‘food shoppin’ at ‘Jine Iggle’.
29. You don’t have a spring break in high school.
30. You beleive that “Ize” is the abreviaton for “I was”.
31. You know someone from ‘Sliberty, E-sliberty, or Wesliberty.
32. You’ve played with a dekkacards..
33. You know the Pittsburgh Zoo is in ‘Hilinpark’ and have been there for school field trips.
34.You say “McConnell’s Mills”, although you know there is only one mill there.
35. You know what is meant by “The Point”.
36. You love Pensivanya.
37. Chipped ham was always in your refrigerator when you were growing up.
38. If you’ve ever been “ascared” because that “nebby” old lady across the street saw you doin’ something bad, and you know she will “tell on you”.
39. No matter how hard you try you can’t stop speaking Pittsburghese