Mitchell via the Pittsburgh Beautiful App

We were inspired by the success of previous Pittsburghese posts so we decided to create the ultimate Pittsburghese collection from A to Z. Here is part five, I and J.

1. The Igloo (place)

Pittsburghese

The old Civic Arena which resembled an igloo.

2. The Icebox (noun)

Pittsburghese

Another name for a fridge, as in “can you grab me a cold Ahrn City outta the icebox?”

3. Ig’nernt (adj.)

Pittsburghese

Ignorant. Used in a sentence could be “Can you believe how ig’nernt that person was?”

4. In a baht a (phrase)

Pittsburghese

In about a/an, as in “I’m headed to Kennywood in a baht a hour, I’ll meet ya there.”

5. Ichin’ (verb)

Pittsburghese

Itching—like “Wow my back is itchy today!”

6. Jagoff (noun)

Pittsburghese

The ultimate Pittsburgh insult. A very rude and unlikable person.

7. Jaggerbush (noun)

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A thorny bush.

8. Jimmies (noun)

Pittsburghese

What Pittsburghers call sprinkles, as in “I’d like some rainbow jimmies for my ice cream sundae please.”

9. Jaggin’ (verb)

Pittsburghese

Messing with, as in “Mom! Billy is jaggin’ me again!”

10. Juke (verb)

Pittsburghese

To fake out or duck to avoid someone in a fight or sporting event.

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