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 one, A and B.

1. Ahr (n.)

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Hour, as in “How many more ahrs ’til we leave work?

2. Arn (v.)

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Iron, as in “Grandma’s been arning all morning!” Note: Could also be used as a noun for “Iron City Beer (Arn City Beer)” 

3. Aloose (adj.)

Pittsburghese

Untied, as in “Hey be careful your shoe’s aloose!”

3. A whole nother (phrase)

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Another, often used in this sentence: “I guess I have to wait a whole nother year for the Steelers or Pens to try and win a championship!”

4. Air ya go! (phrase)

Pittsburghese

There you go! Used in a sentence could be: “One order of Potato Patch fries, air ya go!”

5. Apost tu (phrase)

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Supposed to, as in “Did you hear it’s apost tu thunderstorm later today?”

6. Bloomfilled (place)

Pittsburghese

The neighborhood Bloomfield in the city of Pittsburgh.

7. Bobby Mo (place)

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Robert Morris University, located in Moon Twp.

8. Bill Cahr (person)

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Bill Cowher, the legendary Steelers head coach.

9. Babushka (noun)

Pittsburghese

A scarf worn on the head to keep out the rain or cold.

10. Blizzarding (verb)

Pittsburghese

Snowing very hard, or a blizzard outside.

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