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 thirteen, Y and Z.
1. Yinz (noun)
2. Yarmer Yarger (person)
Jaromir Jagr, the former Pittsburgh Penguin.
3. Yoi! (exclamation)
4. Yock (place)
5. Yurp (place)
Europe, as in “Yinz are going to Yurp for spring break, right?”
6. Yet (adv.)
Still. For example, a Pittsburgher could say, “You’ve got some fries left on your plate yet!”
7. Zapper (noun)
Another name for TV remote—used in a sentence could be, “Could yinz pass me the zapper? I need to change the channel!”
8. Zack same (adj./phrase)
Exact same, as in “Our dresses are the zack same!”
9. Zillin opal (place)
Zelienople, the borough in Butler County, PA.
10. Zackly! (exclamation)
The exclamantion “Exactly!”
You can start all over with your Pittsburghese lessons right here with part 1 – the letters A & B.