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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 six, K and L.

1. Keeled (verb)

Pittsburghese

Killed, as in “Did you hear who got keeled last night on Game of Thrones?”

2. Ken ya? (phrase)

Pittsburghese

Can you? Used in a sentence could be, “Ken ya get me a cannoli next time your dahn the Strip?”

3. Kennywood outfits (nouns)

Pittsburghese

Matching outfits or outfits particularly chosen to visit Kennywood, an amusement park in Pittsburgh.

4. Kilbassa (noun)

Pittsburghese

Kielbasa, as in the Eastern European meat.

5. Keller (verb) color

Pittsburghese

Color, as in “Did you want to keller a picture for Mom?”

6. Liberry (place)

Pittsburghese

The library.

7. Loafin’ (verb)

Pittsburghese

Hanging out. Could be used as so: “I was loafin’ with Mary Louise all summer back when I was 16!”

8. Like ‘at! (phrase)

Pittsburghese

Like that. Used in a sentence could be “Wondering how to make good spaghetti? Well, just like ‘at!”

9. Lowrburl (place) 

Pittsburghese

Lower Burrell, an area in Westmoreland County.

10. Lay trobe (place)

Pittsburghese

Latrobe, where the Steelers hold training camp every year.

 

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