yes! "Picksburgh." Yunz are from Picksburgh if
You didn't have a spring break in high school
You walk carefully when it is "slippy" outside.
You often go down to the "crick."
You've told your children to "red up" their rooms.
You can remember telling your little brother/sister to stop being so
You've gotten hurt by falling into a "jaggerbush."
Your mother or grandmother has been seen wearing a "babushka"
on her head.
You've "worshed" the clothes
I ask you to hand me one of those "Gum-Bands" an' you actually
know what I'm talking about.
You know you can't drive too fast on the back roads, because of the
You know BeaverValley
Turtle Crick, Mars, Slippery Rock, Greentree and New
are names of towns. (and you've been to most,
if not all, of them.)
A girl walks up to three of her girl friends and says, HEY,YENZ
You hear "you guyses," and don't think twice. Example.."you
guyses house is nice")
You know the three rivers by name and understand
that "The Point" isn't just on a writing instrument.
Someone refers to "The Mon" or "The Yough" and you
know exactly what they're talking
You remember the blizzard of 1993 (or 1976, or 1950, or 1939, or...) and
remember not being able to go outside because the snow was over your
head and you would have suffocated.
Someone starts the chant, "Here we go Still-ers!" and you join
in. In the proper cadence, waving the appropriately colored towel.
Bob Prince and "There's a bug loose on the rug." hold special
meaning for you.
You've either eaten a Farkleberry Tart or know someone who has.
You drink pop, eat hoagies, love perogies and one of your favorite
sandwiches actually has coleslaw and French fries ON it.
You know what a "still mill" is.
You expect temps in the winter to be record-breaking cold and temps in
the summer to be record-breaking hot.
You know what Eat 'N Park is and frequently ate breakfast there at
after the bar closed and made fun of people.
You order "dippy eggs" in a restaurant and get exactly what
You spent your summers, or a school picnic at Kennywood, Westview, SandCastle
You've been to the Braun's Bread Plant or StoryBookForest
for a school field trip. (We went to the Heinz plant and the Isaly's
plant for Cub Scouts.)
"Chipped ham" was always in your refrigerator when you were
You refuse to buy any condiments besides Heinz unless a Pittsburgh
athlete's picture is on the side of the container.
When you call the dog or the kids you shout, "Kum-mere" and
Franco, Roberto, and Mario don't need last names and you can recite
their exploits by heart.
Food at a wedding reception consists of rigatoni, stuffed cabbage,
sauerkraut and polska kielbasa.
send this on to family and friends who used to live in the Pittsburgh
Area as well as to those who have never lived there, just so they can
appreciate how different western PA really is. Wonder how many of
guys actually understood all dat? Some folks just don't