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We’re back with more Pittsburghese for you to enjoy! Compiled from reader suggestions and Pittsburgh dictionaries, here are nine more words that you’ve most likely heard (or used yourself at some point!). Show off how well-read you are in Pittsburgh vocabulary!
1. Tile (noun)
Towel, as in bathroom towel. Used in a sentence could be, “I need a clean tile for my shower.”
2. Mill (noun)
Meal, as in breakfast, lunch or dinner.
3. Clicker (noun)
A remote control for your television. Used in a sentence could be, “Yinz toss over the clicker, I’m sick of watching this game!”
4. Dahtlets (noun)
“The outlets,” an outlet mall, as in Grove City Outlets or Tanger Outlets.
5. Yella (adj.)
Yellow, as in the color.
6. Uge (adj.)
Huge, as in: “Wow that Primanti’s sandwich is UGE!”
7. Bobby Mo (place)
The nickname for Robert Morris University.
8. Grin-fild (place)
Greenfield, as in the neighborhood.
9. Bullin’ (sport)
Bowling, as in “Let’s go dahn to Arsenal Bowl tonight!”
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got to love it. i lived there about 40 years ago. i sure do miss it. thank you for everything.
Love the Pittsburgh talk. Born and raised there until I got married and then moved to N.Y. but I Miss My Burgh!! Still have the talk after all these years……No place like Pittsburgh!! Proud to say I’m from there……
Originally from Pittsburgh (Sharpsburg), I remember riding the street car to go shopping in S’Liberty.
One minor correction: “tile,” used in a sentence, should be, “I need a tile for my SHIRE.” ?
Always be home!
I think “dahlets” should have a half stop added, as pronounced “d’ahlets”.