For nurses who grew up in Western PA. Enjoy!

  1. You know you're from western PA when...
    > >
    > > 1. You walk carefully when it is "slippy" outside.
    > > 2. You often go down to the "crick".
    > > 3. You have to "red up", before company comes over.
    > > 4. You've ever gotten hurt by falling into a "jaggerbush".
    > > 5. You know that Ahia is a river, a boulevard, and a state.
    > > 6. You've ever "warshed" or "wershed" the laundry.
    > > 7. You know where Beer Falls is. (Beaver Falls)
    > > 8. Mr. Webster is wrong. You know full well that "ain't" is correct
    > English.
    > > 9. You know you can't drive too fast on back roads, cause- udda-deer.
    > > 10. "Gumbands"... need I say more?
    > > 11. You've ever drank an "Arn"
    > > 12.You've ever told someone to "quit jaggin around".
    > > 13. You know that Clinton, Monaca, and Beaver, are actually names of
    > towns.
    > > 14. You've called someone a 'jaggoff'.
    > > 15. You hear "you guyses", or "yunz" and don't think twice.
    > > 16. You know the three rivers by name and can pronouce them correctly,
    > but
    > > refer to them as... da Mon, da Al,and da O.
    > > 17. You hate Cleveland, although you've never been there.
    > > 18. You know where KerNEGgy is, and you like his museum and 'liberries'.
    > > 19. You drink "pop", eat "hoagies", pierogies, and gyros(jy-rows)
    > > 20. You drink melk.
    > > 21.You didn't have IHOP's or Waffle Houses.
    > > 22. You know what a still mill is.
    > > 23. You cheer for the Stillers.
    > > 24. You know where Picksburgh is.
    > > 25. You expect temps in the winter to be record breaking cold and temps
    > in
    > > the summer to be record breaking hot.
    > > 26. You go Dahntahn to da-Strip District, and take your wife with you.
    > > (Be sure to get a Permanee's sammich while yunz guys are derhangin' out
    > > an'nat.)
    > > 27. You can find Zillionopal on a map.
    > > 28. You go 'food shoppin' at 'Jine Iggle'.
    > > 29. You don't have a spring break in high school.
    > > 30. You believe that "Ize" is the abbreviaton for "I was".
    > > 31. You know someone from 'Sliberty, E-sliberty, or Wesliberty.
    > > 32. You've played with a dekkacards..
    > > 33. You know the Pittsburgh Zoo is in 'Hilinpark' and have been there
    > for
    > > school field trips.
    > > 34.You say "McConnell's Mills", although you know there is only one mill
    > > there.
    > > 35. You know what is meant by "The Point".
    > > 36. You love Pensivanya.
    > > 37. Chipped ham was always in your refrigerator when you were growing
    > up.
    > > 38. If you've ever been "ascared" because that "nebby" old lady across
    > the
    > > street saw you do something bad, and you know she will "tellon you".
    > > 39. No matter how hard you try you can't stop speaking Pittsburghese.
    > > 40. You are reading this, and will forward it to family and friends who
    > used
    > > to live in 'da-Burg'.
  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   night owl

    I've lived in Eastern PA now for 13 years now, but still consider myself a Joizee girl. That word 'crick' still makes me cringe! I'm always saying, "It's crEEk, not crick! That's somethin ya get in yer neck!" Drives me nutz..................
  4. by   Zee_RN
    WOOT! And you need to mention...'Jah-eet-yet?' 'Yep, had a chipped ham sammich....'

    Of course, you only drink pop...soda comes with ice cream in it.

    You think Myron Cope's voice is SUPPOSED to sound like that....

    Didja know that gumbands are called that in da 'Burgh because there used to be a factory here with the company name of GUM that made rubber bands? Hence, gumbands.

    I always shop at the Iggle. Used to live in Turtle Crik. Bought a motorcycle in E-Sliberty a long time ago. Am always yelling at my kids to redd up! Sometimes we go to SowSide to shop. But my mom wudda slapped me up-side the face for saying YOUNZ or YINS and "Picksburgh" drives me crazy. N'nat.

    PITTSBURGHER FOREVER! Zee! (well someday maybe Jacksonville, when we retire...but we'll keep a summer home here in da burgh!)
  5. by   darla80
    That was great!! made me smile!!!!!

    I now live in TN ...where they say "Ya'll" and every can of pop is a "coke"... they laugh uproariously when I ask for a cold "pop"

    they drink "sweet tea", wear orange and cheer for the VOLS

    and they NEVER NEVER swim or fish in the "crick"

    Thanks for the grins and giggles.. I need to go do my "wersh"

    I miss "YOU GUYZ"

    Joy and Smiles *Darla**
  6. by   pattyjo
    Corollary to "you don't get a spring break in high school": You do however get off the Monday after deer season starts.

    I used to work at one of them hospitals over there on da Norside.

    Funny story, supposedly true: A guy from out of town asked for directions, was told to drive 3 miles and then make a left at the Giant Eagle. Poor guy drove up and down that highway looking for a very large statue of an eagle!!

    Curious, just how many western Pa nurses do we have here, n'at?
  7. by   Sundowner
    It's a burgh thang!

    I am a burgh girl.....I sometimes go'on dan to pants-n-at where I meet up with donnie iris an is brudder. I think his brudder is a real jaggoff.
  8. by   radnurse2001
    NOt from Pittsburgh, but close...ERIE!!! Do yunz know what ox roast is? I have had so many people ask me that. Are we the only area in the country that calls pop--pop? I know in the south it's called soda or coke (even pepsi is coke).

    from the mistake on the lake---

    PS I think us and Buffalo (maybe a few places in michagan) are the only ones who know what lake effect snow is.
  9. by   Zee_RN
    Nope, don't know ox roast. Do you know Italian beef? Friends of mine moved to Jacksonville and made Italian beef for friends down there who were just amazed! They loved it! We always thought it was a universal kinda food!
  10. by   radnurse2001
    Nope, don't know italian beef and I have relatives that live in McKeesport--(well Port Vue). Let me know what it is so I can ask for it next time I am there. By the way, ox roast is roast beef cooked in it's own juice. I don't know how "ox roast" was started, it doesn't even sound appitizing. Oh, wait, Karen(one of the girls I work with is from Greesburg, maybe she knows what Italian beef is---hold on. OK---Karen doesn't know. I will be waiting for your respose.

  11. by   Marianne518
    I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and no matter how many times I hear or read something like your post I just laugh my a$$ off. Go Stillers!!!!!!!!
  12. by   maggie7
    I'm from Greensburg and recently moved to nj. Still say "do yunz want some pop?" Ya know is another I'm stuck with. I make those old fashioned, loaded with nuts, long nut rolls, too. Well,gotta go, warshed the clothes, goin a putum in the press. By the way the whole time I was readin that pittsburgeeze, I was thinkin bout sendin that to my brother in Ca. Thanks for the memries.
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    I could have sworn "crick" was a real word. Like, a crick could run through your backyard, but a creek was not in your backyard? A crick is a little tiny creek.
  14. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by radnurse2001
    PS I think us and Buffalo (maybe a few places in michagan) are the only ones who know what lake effect snow is.
    HUH_LO!!!! i am in Oswego new me, i kno wlake effect snow!!!

    did live in Washginton,PA for 2 yrs..
    i remember alll these things...i remember a bar in sliberty called dahn under they had awesome french fries on the salads though..( thank gawd!!)