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 to work
get a job
get lost

2 of 21Pick your answer!

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

3 of 21Pick your answer!

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

4 of 21Pick your answer!

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

5 of 21Pick your answer!

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

6 of 21Pick your answer!

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

7 of 21Pick your answer!

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

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?
Are you coming?
Did you take off yet?

10 of 21Pick your answer!

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

11 of 21Pick your answer!

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

12 of 21Pick your answer!

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

13 of 21Pick your answer!

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

14 of 21Pick your answer!

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

15 of 21Pick your answer!

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

16 of 21Pick your answer!

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

17 of 21Pick your answer!

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

18 of 21Pick your answer!

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

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"?
Weesh
Warsh
Whoosh

21 of 21Pick your answer!

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