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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 seven, M & N.

1. The Mon (noun)

Pittsburghese

The Monongahela River.

2. Mahles (noun)

Pittsburghese

Miles, as in “We’ve got just five more mahles to Heinz Field!”

3. ‘Member? (phrase)

Pittsburghese

Remember? As in “‘Member when we were in college?”

4. Mize well! (phrase)

Pittsburghese

Might as well. Used in a sentence could be, “There’s a Starbucks drive thru—I could use a latte. Mize well!”

5. Mup ‘er! (phrase) 

Pittsburghese

Another phrase meaning “I’m up here!”

6. N’at (phrase)

Pittsburghese

Classic Pittsburghese meaning “and that or et cetera.”

7. Nakin (noun) 

Pittsburghese

A napkin. Used in a sentence could be “This pizza is greasy, I could use a nakin!”

8. Nebby (adj.)

Pittsburghese

Also classic Pittsburghese, meaning gossipy or nosy.

9. Nunya (phrase)

Pittsburghese

None of your, as in “None of your business.”

10. Nextore (place)

Pittsburghese

Next door, as in “Dorothy nextore is so nebby!”

 

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