Pittsburgh Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Actually Know?

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For the love of Steel City!

How well do you know your Pittsburgh words? Do you talk like a Steel City native or an out-of-towner just passing through?

 Jan 29, 2018

1 of 21Pick your answer!

Hit the bricks means ______________.
get a job
get lost
get to work

2 of 21Pick your answer!

"Go red up your room" means _________.
paint your room red
you are grounded
go clean your room

3 of 21Pick your answer!

"Clicker" is another term for __________.
iphone
rain
remote

4 of 21Pick your answer!

If a Pittsburgh local says "Stillers" they mean...
Steelers
Stealers
A large crowd

5 of 21Pick your answer!

In Pittsburgh, what might you hear someone yell at a person who cuts them off in traffic?
Jacker!
Jag off!
Jerky!

6 of 21Pick your answer!

What do you call the language Pittsburghers speak?
Pittsburghish
Pittsburghese
Pittsburghian

7 of 21Pick your answer!

What's a "bumbershoot"?
Anything you can't think of the name for
A can-opener
An umbrella

8 of 21Pick your answer!

"Bucs" refers to what?
The Pitttsburgh Pirates
People from upstate
Steeler's fans

9 of 21Pick your answer!

Translate this phrase: Jeet Jet?
Did you eat yet?
Did you take off yet?
Are you coming?

10 of 21Pick your answer!

A "Pittsburgh Salad" is famously topped with...
Syrup
Cheetos
Fries

11 of 21Pick your answer!

To some people "pumpin' arn" means lifting weights, to Pittburghers it means _______.
going for a drive
drinking beer
playing baseball

12 of 21Pick your answer!

What do you call a nosey person in Pittsburgh?
A rubber necker
A schnauser
A nebby

13 of 21Pick your answer!

What weird way do Pittsburghers pronounce "slippery"?
Slipippery
Slippy
Slurpee

14 of 21Pick your answer!

What's a grinnie?
Chewing tobacco
A pothole
A chipmunk

15 of 21Pick your answer!

What do Pittsburghers call a rubber band?
A billie
A thwacker
A gumband

16 of 21Pick your answer!

What is a jaggerbush?
A type of drink that is on fire
A thorny bush
A bail of hay

17 of 21Pick your answer!

What's Steel City's other nickname?
The City of Bridges
Triangle Town
City of Fountains

18 of 21Pick your answer!

What's a parking chair?
A chair you park yourself in waiting at a store
A chair holding a parking spot
A old, leather recliner

19 of 21Pick your answer!

What in the heck does "yinz" mean?
grandma
you all
money

20 of 21Pick your answer!

What's the special Pittsburgh way of saying "wash"?
Whoosh
Warsh
Weesh

21 of 21Pick your answer!

What does someone from Pittsburgh call a carbonated beverage?
Sparkle
Sody Pop
Pop
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