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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu May 09, 2013 2:06 pm

PhantomJB93 wrote:I say Pop, although down here at school at dining halls/restaurants I force myself to say "soda" because most of the time they have no idea what I mean by "pop" and I get tired of explaining it.

My roommates know that if I ever find non-Heinz ketchup in our fridge it will literally be thrown away with no questions asked.

Nearly my entire wardrobe consists of either Steelers, Pens, or Pirates t-shirts/jerseys or Virginia Tech gear. I pretty much live by the sports t-shirt and shorts look.

If I get a burger/sandwich with fries I put the fries on it.

I don't have the accent and rarely say yinz but I will say things like jagger-bush, gumband, slippy, leave out "to be," and as I already said pop.

May sound stupid but I drink Rolling Rock a lot because my dad got it a lot back home before it was a national brand and it reminds me of home.


I say "jagger bush" and "jagoff." I think jagoff is a fabulous word. I never said "slippy" or "gumband" ever, even back home, although my grandma said "slippy."

A good bit of the U.S. says "pop." All of my friends from Canada and Chicago (and elsewhere in the Midwest) all say "pop."

STOP THE EAST-COAST BIAS AGAINST "POP"!!!
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby tifosi77 on Thu May 09, 2013 2:06 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:As a side note, that entire complex (including the Station Mall) is a gigantic medical office now.

Kind of makes me sad; first set of hockey equipment was from JK Sports.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 09, 2013 2:07 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?

The only Hills I knew of in North Hills was at North Hills Village back when that was an interior mall and not the storefront strip-style it is now. This one is before my time.


Was the Hills in the plaza with Foodland near Sewickley Oakmont Road, or am I thinking of something different?


I remember the name now, Pines Plaza.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby 60sixx on Thu May 09, 2013 2:07 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?


It's CCAC. I grew up right behind there!
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu May 09, 2013 2:08 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I am 100% soda, and have been for as long as I can remember. "Pop" always sounded weird to me, like a word you would say as a kid but gets to be a little unacceptable as you grow older.


I'm betting you lost the 'pop' phrase in the service.

That's where I lost it anyway. The first time i said 'pop' in basic training I thought the guy "behind the line" was going to throw something at me.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu May 09, 2013 2:08 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I am 100% soda, and have been for as long as I can remember. "Pop" always sounded weird to me, like a word you would say as a kid but gets to be a little unacceptable as you grow older.


Saying "pop" out here has been surprisingly funny and enjoyable for me over the years.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby Bioshock on Thu May 09, 2013 2:08 pm

I grew up in Bethel Park and have no yinzer in me to speak of. I say soda as well. I have never said gum band or yinz in my life. I just think it makes you sound rather uneducated...

But then again, plenty of my opinions probably make me sound uneducated anyways...
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby 60sixx on Thu May 09, 2013 2:08 pm

slappybrown wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?

The only Hills I knew of in North Hills was at North Hills Village back when that was an interior mall and not the storefront strip-style it is now. This one is before my time.


Interesting. I don't ever remember there being a Hills there.

I DO remember Zayres on McKnight. I think where those new low-price supermarkets are now, where Roomful Express used to be.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu May 09, 2013 2:08 pm

60sixx wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?


It's CCAC. I grew up right behind there!


Indian Village?
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby AlexPKeaton on Thu May 09, 2013 2:10 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:
AlexPKeaton wrote:Polka dancing needs to make a comeback. If I had the money I would open a polish version of Hofbrahaus only have a live Polka band every night.


I like being drunk and "singing," "We're from that town with that great football team! We cheer the Pittsburgh Steelers!" dancing like an idiot, and then forgetting the words. I so wanted to sneak this in our wedding reception repertoire, but I might have been heading toward divorce before the reception was even over. LOL!


My brother in law had a polka band for his entire wedding. It was the most fun I have had at a wedding ever. I wish I would have thought of this for my wedding, far far far superior to a DJ.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby 60sixx on Thu May 09, 2013 2:10 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
60sixx wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?


It's CCAC. I grew up right behind there!


Indian Village?


No, that was a little further north on 19. I guess it's called "Presidential Heights"----where all the streets are named after Presidents.

Side note---growing up, giving my address, I'd say "East Van Buren Drive, like the President".........and invariably the person would go quiet and say, "there was a President named 'Van Buren'?" :lol:
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu May 09, 2013 2:10 pm

AlexPKeaton wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
viva la ben wrote:I was raised in the norf hills and back then we never went south of Century III Mall


Does this mean that you would venture out to CIII from the north hills....that'd be amazing


Lol yeah, I dare you to go to CIII now hahahha.


"Century III Chevrolet, Lebanon Church Road, Pittsburgh (minutes from the mall)!"
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby 60sixx on Thu May 09, 2013 2:11 pm

Don't know if this has been mentioned, but I often do the voice raise at the end of sentences so they all sound like questions. I think this is an Eastern US thing, but I'm not sure.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby AlexPKeaton on Thu May 09, 2013 2:12 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:
AlexPKeaton wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
viva la ben wrote:I was raised in the norf hills and back then we never went south of Century III Mall


Does this mean that you would venture out to CIII from the north hills....that'd be amazing


Lol yeah, I dare you to go to CIII now hahahha.


"Century III Chevrolet, Lebanon Church Road, Pittsburgh (minutes from the mall)!"


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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby blackjack68 on Thu May 09, 2013 2:12 pm

rasbatch wrote:When I live in Pittsburgh, I did the things of a Yinzer, but now that I'm am a man I put away those Yinzer things.

Don't you start making literary references in a Yinzer thread!
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu May 09, 2013 2:13 pm

AlexPKeaton wrote:
Lt. Dish wrote:
AlexPKeaton wrote:
Troy Loney wrote:
viva la ben wrote:I was raised in the norf hills and back then we never went south of Century III Mall


Does this mean that you would venture out to CIII from the north hills....that'd be amazing


Lol yeah, I dare you to go to CIII now hahahha.


"Century III Chevrolet, Lebanon Church Road, Pittsburgh (minutes from the mall)!"


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"Yeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhh......"
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu May 09, 2013 2:13 pm

60sixx wrote:Don't know if this has been mentioned, but I often do the voice raise at the end of sentences so they all sound like questions. I think this is an Eastern US thing, but I'm not sure.


I think that's a woman thing :pop:

:slug:

(I'm kidding)
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu May 09, 2013 2:14 pm

slappybrown wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?

The only Hills I knew of in North Hills was at North Hills Village back when that was an interior mall and not the storefront strip-style it is now. This one is before my time.


Wait... North Hills Village is a Strip mall again?

It was a strip mall in the 60's and 70's... it only changed to an interior mall in the late 70's / early 80's or so.

And now you're telling me it's a strip mall again?
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby blackjack68 on Thu May 09, 2013 2:15 pm

Bioshock wrote:I grew up in Bethel Park and have no yinzer in me to speak of. I say soda as well. I have never said gum band or yinz in my life. I just think it makes you sound rather uneducated...

But then again, plenty of my opinions probably make me sound uneducated anyways...


Nah, just makes yinz sahnd like a jagoff.

:pop:
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu May 09, 2013 2:16 pm

"This is Janice Dean, from the Allegheny Cahnny Prechrahl Services, sayin' to you, 'doen' drink 'n drive.' "

Note: I appreciate Ms. Dean because she's 100% spot on and providing a critical public service. She just sounds like my aunt from back home, and I love my aunt.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby schreibdog on Thu May 09, 2013 2:17 pm

Glad someone brought up Phar-Mor. I used to get all my Panini hockey and baseball stickers there. And there used to be a couple GC Murphy's that always carried a ton of baseball cards.

I sarcastically use the word "Yinz" all the time with my buddies. But, since I deal with clients all over the country I try to avoid using any Pittsburgh accent when I talk to them, but I'm sure it slips from time to time :lol:

One thing I noticed between living in South Carolina and Pittsburgh is that there were very few Mom-and-Pop pizza shops and no Mom-and-Pop ice cream shops. I don't know if that's a big Pittsburgh thing but it seems they are everywhere here.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby slappybrown on Thu May 09, 2013 2:18 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?

The only Hills I knew of in North Hills was at North Hills Village back when that was an interior mall and not the storefront strip-style it is now. This one is before my time.


Wait... North Hills Village is a Strip mall again?

It was a strip mall in the 60's and 70's... it only changed to an interior mall in the late 70's / early 80's or so.

And now you're telling me it's a strip mall again?

I'd guess it's been a strip mall for about 10 years now. Best Buy/Target are the anchor tenants.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby Troy Loney on Thu May 09, 2013 2:18 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
slappybrown wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:Can anyone here give the proper answer to this?

There was a Hills on Perry Hwy in the North Hills.

What is it now?

The only Hills I knew of in North Hills was at North Hills Village back when that was an interior mall and not the storefront strip-style it is now. This one is before my time.


Wait... North Hills Village is a Strip mall again?

It was a strip mall in the 60's and 70's... it only changed to an interior mall in the late 70's / early 80's or so.

And now you're telling me it's a strip mall again?


I think it's like some weird hybrid.
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby 60sixx on Thu May 09, 2013 2:18 pm

Lt. Dish wrote:"This is Janice Dean, from the Allegheny Cahnny Prechrahl Services, sayin' to you, 'doen' drink 'n drive.' ".


The transcription here is glorious. 100% spot on. :fist:
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Re: What Yinzer things do you do?

Postby rasbatch on Thu May 09, 2013 2:19 pm

I put Heinz ketchup on my eggs, does that count?
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