The Fusia/Fuscą Family  



Learn to speak the Dialect of the Steel City






Contributed by Richard "Pooch" Fusia


GO STILLERS             

Ah yes! "Picksburgh." Yunz are from Picksburgh if . .

1. You didn't have a spring break in high school 

2. You walk carefully when it is "slippy" outside.

3. You often go down to the "crick."

4. You've told your children to "red up" their rooms.

5. You can remember telling your little brother/sister to stop being so  "nebby."

6. You've gotten hurt by falling into a  "jaggerbush."

7. Your mother or grandmother has been seen wearing a "babushka" on her  head.

8. You've "worshed" the clothes

9. I ask you to hand me one of those "Gum-Bands" an' you actually know what I'm talking about.

10. You know you can't drive too fast on the back roads, because of the deer.

11. You know Beaver Valley , Turtle Crick, Mars, Slippery  Rock, Greentree and New Castle are names of towns. (and you've been to most, if not all, of them.)

12. A girl walks up to three of her girl friends and says, HEY,YENZ GUYS"

13. You hear "you guyses," and don't think twice. Example.."you guyses house is nice")

14. You know the three rivers by name and under stan d that "The Point" isn't just on a writing instrument.

15. Someone refers to "The Mon" or "The Yough" and you know exactly what  they're talking about.

16. 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.

17. Someone starts the chant, "Here we go Still-ers!" and you join in.  In the proper cadence, waving the appropriately colored towel.

18. Bob Prince and "There's a bug loose on the rug." hold special meaning for you.

19. You've either eaten a Farkleberry Tart or know someone who has.

20. You drink pop, eat hoagies, love perogies and one of your favorite sandwiches actually has coleslaw and French fries ON it.

21. You know what a "still mill" is.

22. You expect temps in the winter to be record-breaking cold and temps in  the summer to be record-breaking hot.

23. You know what Eat 'N Park is and frequently ate breakfast there at  2:00 AM after the bar closed and made fun of people. 

24. You order "dippy eggs" in a restaurant and get exactly what you wanted.

25. You spent your summers, or a school picnic at Kennywood, Westview, Sand Castle , or Idlewild.

26. You've been to the Braun's Bread Plant or Story Book Forest for a school field trip. (We went to the Heinz plant and the Isaly's plant for Cub Scouts.)

27. "Chipped ham" was always in your refrigerator when you were growin'up.

28. You refuse to buy any condiments besides Heinz unless a Pittsburgh athlete's picture is on the side of the container.

29. When you call the dog or the kids you shout, "Kum-mere" and they come.

30. Franco, Roberto, and Mario don't need last names and you can recite their exploits by heart.

31. Food at a wedding reception consists of rigatoni, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut and polska kielbasa.

You'll 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

Yinz guys actually understood all dat? Some folks just don't