Tuesday, June 13, 2006

For all yunz guys....

I scored a 88% on the "How Pittsburgh are you?" Quizie! What about you?

And unless you are from Pittsburgh, I would bet yunz guys didn't score as high as I did! I was just thinking about how different we all talk even in cities we are close too. I mean, people can usually tell I'm from Pittsburgh as I am sure they can tell where you are from by the way you talk. I'm not talking so much about an accent but the words we use.
For instance, it wasn't until the last couple years that I realized "slippy" wasn't a word in the sense of "hey, it's slippy on the sidewalk." And "redd-up"....I mean really, everyone doesn't "redd-up" the house. There is even a billboard in downtown Pittsburgh in which the Mayor asks people to "redd-up" Pittsburgh for the All-Star Baseball Game in July. It gotta be a word...for goodness sake, the Mayor uses it!!! I was born "redding-up"! Did ya "redd-up" your room....did ya "redd-up" the table? I can't believe we only use it here!
And it wasn't until I took this quiz that I realized that everyone doesn't "run the sweeper"? To me "vacuum" was something that sucked up air.
And doesn't everyone go down the "cellar" to "warsh" the clothes? Sweetie man teases me quite a bit because I call everything a "cupboard".....no closets in my house...no, sireee!
And need I go into the difference between "pop" (aka, pepsi, coke, etc..) and soda?
Alright, alright.....so I talk funny. I love Pittsburgh-eez....I love being from this area....and I love the language, if that's what you want to call it. It's a great town, with great people....and where else can you say in the middle of November....."how 'bout them Stillers?" Till, tomorrow, yunz guys.....