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There’s nothing like a Pittsburgh childhood. We are all connected by a few key adventures, places and stories. We put together a list of 25 ways you know you grew up in Pittsburgh. Happy reminiscing!

1. Your church clothes were a Steelers jersey.

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2. The phrase “Tony’s got it!” makes you both laugh and cringe.

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3. You have a whole drawer dedicated to Steelers, Pirates and Pens gear.

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4. Pop is what you drank at parties as a child, not soda.

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5. You trick-or-treated in pretty decent snowstorms.

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Photo from Taylor Dahlin

6. You know what “Kennywood’s open” means.

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7. Your geography classes consisted of learning about the terrain of who the Steelers played that week.

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8. You insist fries do in fact belong on salads.

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9. You played by the “crick” as a kid.

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10. Colteryahn iced tea kept you cool all summer.

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11. Your first beer was an IC Light.

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12. The first day of Deer Hunting meant no school.

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13. You know hoagies are for lunch, not subs or heroes.

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14. You spent St. Patrick’s Days testing your limits.

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15. Your first car’s license plate read: You’ve got a friend in Pennsylvania.”

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16. Parking chairs. That’s all we need to say.

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17. You learned how to “tap the 57” in an Eat N’ Park.

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18. You’ll never forget the day you were old enough to remember what it was like to go through the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

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19. You were shown a movie based solely on the fact that it was filmed in Pittsburgh.

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20. Three words: Isaly’s skyscraper cone.

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21. Every celebration revolved around food. Seriously, there were certain bakeries and eateries for certain holidays only.

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22. You thought all weddings had cookies and were disappointed to find it not true when you grew up.

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23. Fridays were meant for fish.

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24. Weekends before you turned 21 were spent at Club Zoo.

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25. Your spelling bees were vicious, due to words like Monongahela and Youghiogheny.

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