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 eight, O and P.

1. Oakle Doakle (phrase)

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Myron Cope’s iconic phrase he uttered during many a radio broadcast.

2. Oaklin (place)

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Oakland, as in the neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

3. Owl (noun) 

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Aisle, as in “My favorite owl in Target is the seasonal aisle.”

4. Orrng (noun)

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Orange, as in “I love a good glass of orrng juice in the morning.”

5. Oder (adj.) 

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Older, as in “My oder cousin Johnny is coming to visit next weekend.”

6. Pullish (adj.)

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Polish. Used in a sentence could be “I love a good Pullish sausage for dinner sometimes.”

7. Pick up (verb)

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Clean—moms and dads often yell at their children to pick up their rooms.

8. Press (verb)

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To iron. Used in a sentence could be, “Mom is pressing my pants for work tomorrow.”

9. Poo tem in (phrase) 

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Put them in. Could be used as so—It’s time to poo tem in! (When talking about putting dinner into the oven.)

10. Partly clahhdy (phrase)

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Partly cloudy. Used in a sentence could be “Tomorrow’s forecast calls for partly clahhdy skies.”

 

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