Inspired by the success of other Pittsburghese posts, we decided to create the ultimate Pittsburghese collection from A to Z. Here is part nine, Q and R.
1. ‘Quippa (place)
Aliquippa, a neighborhood in the area.
2. Ruff (noun)
Roof. Used in a sentence could be “I need to go put holiday lights on the ruff.”
3. Raht (noun)
Route, as in “Raht 28 is backed up again!”
4. Rilly (question)
Really, as in “Really? You’re going to eat all that?”
5. Rocky Blahr (person)
Rocky Bleier, the former Pittsburgh Steeler
6. Redd up (phrase)
To clean up.
7. Rode (verb)
To take someone in your car. Used in a sentence could be “Tim rode me dahn school today.”
8. Riggie and piggy (noun)
Rigatoni and sausages, often fire hall wedding fare.
9. Ruller (noun)
A ruler, as in “I need a ruller to measure this picture frame.”
10. Rolly coaster (noun)
Roller coaster—as in, “What’s your favorite rolly coaster at Kennywood?”