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 twelve, W.

1. Wes Pen (place)

Pittsburghese

West Penn, as in the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

2. Westinhaus (place)

Pittsburghese

Westinghouse, but in Pittsburghese, there’s no G and house is pronounced with more of an “ahhh” sound.

3. Worshington, D.C. (place)

Pittsburghese

Washington, D.C., or the place where the president lives.

4. Windeez (place)

Pittsburghese

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The fast food restaurant Wendy’s. Used in a sentence could be “Wanna go get a frosty dahn Windeez?”

5. Worsh rag (noun)

Pittsburghese

A wash cloth or cleaning rag, hence “worsh” meaning wash.

6. Wills (noun)

Pittsburghese

Wheels, as in “I need to get new wills on my car n’at.”

7. Windas (noun)

Pittsburghese

Windows, as in “Can you roll dahn the car winda? It’s getting hot in here.”

8. Wahr (noun) 

Pittsburghese

Wire. Used in a sentence could be “Can you get me some wahr for this bracelet I’m making?”

9. Worshed (verb)

Pittsburghese

Washed, as in “Go get worshed up for dinner!”

10. Woll (adv.)

Pittsburghese

Well—like “Woll yinz can go dahn the market then and get some more pop for us.”

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