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Old 09-23-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
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can you figure out what pittsburgh language means?

now, any non-pittsburghers, let's and try and see if you can figure these out...

-what is pop?
-what do pittsburgher's call sandwiches?
-what is do we put ON our sandwiches?
-what is dahn tahn?
-what's yins?
-what's youns?
-what's diddint?
-what's a gumband?
-what's a stiller?
-what's a primanti's?
-what's a crick?
-what's 'gint iggle?
-what does 'jeet' mean?

lol, actually, i don't even really use most of these terms, Mom made me speak properly, but i sure as **** have heard them enough and used to use many of them when i was little...
and might i ask my fellow pennsylvanians to not answer these questions? we can then get a laugh from some of the answers that people post. :D

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Old 09-23-2004, 09:31 PM   #2
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c'mon, guys, lol.
give it your best! :D
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Old 09-23-2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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ok luvs, here goes:

-what is pop? soda pop
-what do pittsburgher's call sandwiches? grinders
-what is do we put ON our sandwiches? ?????
-what is dahn tahn? downtown
-what's yins? ?????
-what's youns? all of you
-what's diddint? ????
-what's a gumband? a rubber band
-what's a stiller? a steeler (football)
-what's a primanti's? ????
-what's a crick? a small river
-what's 'gint iggle? ?????
-what does 'jeet' mean? did you eat

ok, couldn't decipher all of 'em. how'd i do?
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Shucks!!!! I guessed all the same ones buckytom did -
with a guess at:

what's diddint? - didn't it (just a guess though)
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can't give it up yet, i wanna see how the others do. :D
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gint iggle possibly giant eagle (a chain of grocery stores) ?
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:03 AM   #7
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okay, i'll give the one answer up. giant eagle is right! :D
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LOL, luvs-food - I grew up in Pgh!
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Old 09-24-2004, 06:07 PM   #9
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LOL, luvs-food - I grew up in Pgh!
woo-hoo, marm! a fellow pittsburgher! i grew up just outside of it, but spent (and still do spend) half my days there. :D
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Praying Mantis maybe?
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Praying Mantis maybe?
good guess, but it's not that. i hadn't thought of it that way, thanks for making me learn something. :)
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oh, crewsk, BTW, i'm gonna pm to you what a primant's is
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is primanti's some kind of sandwich shop?
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is primanti's some kind of sandwich shop?
yep! you got it! :D BTW, those are some GOOD sandwiches, they have fries and slaw on them...
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i saw it on "the best of" show on food tv a few years ago. why would i even remember that? such a waste of braincells, now if i could only remember where i put my keys...

ok, so what's diddint and yins? last 2 left.
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okay, diddnt is 'did not'.
'yins' are 'youns', and 'youns' are, 'you guys'. all one in the same, really.
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And I thought "yins" were the same thing as "hankerins" - learn something new every day!

As for 'crick' - it's either a small stream (creek) or, if your my age, it's a stiff neck that hurts - not to be confused with a 'hitch' which is the same as a 'crick' but somewhere else - such as in your 'getalong'.
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p brothers sands rock sooooo much i go to the burg just to get there sandswiches also a cheese steak from the o . forget about it . there fries are the bomb . my ex was born there the first time she said gumban i nearly lost it . but when her cousin said yins kids goin dawn tawn i laughed right in her face it was so unexpected i didnt know there was an whole launguage http://www.pittsburghese.com/ this site is off the hook have fun . :D
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p brothers sands rock sooooo much i go to the burg just to get there sandswiches also a cheese steak from the o . forget about it . there fries are the bomb . my ex was born there the first time she said gumban i nearly lost it . but when her cousin said yins kids goin dawn tawn i laughed right in her face it was so unexpected i didnt know there was an whole launguage http://www.pittsburghese.com/ this site is off the hook have fun . :D
lol, that sight pretty much sums it up! :D
yins guys oughta check it out!
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