AfuhganAfghan/blanket. Jawn's gawn an gin his afuhgan. (Submitted by Chris Sullivan, Media, PA)
AhrHour. What ahr does da game start? (Submitted by Joan Stevenson, Point Breeze, PA)
Allegheny WhitefishCondom floating down the river. Look at the Allegheny whitefish (Submitted by Jerry Trombino, McKeesport, Pa)
AlunaminAluminum. Dis can of arn's made outta alunamin. (Submitted by Ralph Gutowski, Oxford, OH)
Am-blee-unceAmbulance. The weehickle that's takes you to the hospital. (Submitted by Jennifer VanGorder, Port Allegany)
AngioplasticAngioplasty (a balloon procedure of a coronary artery to enlarge the blood vessel obstructing flow to the heart muscle). The doc just did angioplastic on my heart, he also put in a stint (english word stent). (Submitted by John Columbus, Oakdale)
ArnIron. Pittsburghers usually pump or drink theirs. (Submitted by Joan Stevenson, Point Breeze, PA)
ArtheritisArthritis. She's suffrin from artheritis. (Submitted by Georgianne Smith, Pleasanton, CA)
AshfaltAsphalt. (Submitted by George Porter III, WV Wesleyan College)
BabushkaScarf worn on head to keep aht the chill. (Submitted by Carol Jarosz, Lawrenceville)
BaffroomBathroom. Ma, I hafta goto da baffroom real bad! (Submitted by Jay Mohney, Columbia, MD)
BattryBattery. He had to by a new battry for his camera. (Submitted by Kathy Hessling, Honesdale, PA)
BawdleBottle. Gimme a bawdle of arn! (Submitted by Hank Smoot, Springfield)
BawnavillBonneville. Yoi, the blinkers ain't workin in the bawnavill! (Submitted by Dan Ghirardi, North Hill, Pgh. Pa.)
Beer gartenBeer Garden. Saloon, bar, bar & grill. Gonna go to the beer garten and git me an arn. (Submitted by Dave Bodkin, Cumming, GA)
Bess BuysBest Buy. I bought a stireo at Bess buys on Mcnightmare Rd in da hills. (Submitted by Jim Johnson, Youngstown)
BeyouraBureau (chest of drawers, dresser). Put yer worsh up in yer beyoura! (Submitted by Eileen Stana, Orlando, FL)
BidnessBusiness. It ain't none of your bidness what I'm doone. (Submitted by Maryann Donovan, Pittsburgh)
BirBeer. What kinda bir isat? (Submitted by Damian Wargo, Mt. Washington)
BirfdayBirthday. Wes went to dah eaten park an gotta boof for my birfday (Submitted by Kristy Noschese , Forest Hills)
BitzleA piece of dirt on the floor. Hey yinz kids better pick up 'em bitzles yinz left on da floor. (Submitted by Jim Boston, Pittsburgh)
BlinkersTurn Signals. It is rumored that in some cities, people use these devices on their cars to warn other drivers that they are about to make a turn. Why anybody would want to do this is unknown. (Submitted by Kevin Madzia, Pittsburgh)
Bob wahrBarbed Wire. Da former put up a bob wahr fence to keep aht da woofs. (Submitted by Rick Wentley, West Palm Beach, FL)
BobosShoes (generic). Hey...look at those bobos John is wearing. (Used this mainly back in grade school...about 10 years ago) (Submitted by Alicia, North Braddock (Pittsburgh), Pa)
BolliceFood that is left sitting on people's plates that someone else eats.. Hey, can I eat your bollice? (Submitted by Kristen Huth, Sarver, PA)
BootyparlerHairdresser's place of business.. M'air needs doon n'at, so's awl be goein' dahntahn te de bootyparler. (Submitted by John Arthurs, Plymouth, MA)
Brawl Ladies undergarment . Dey sil pritty brawls dawn et Victorias Sikrit. (Submitted by Janabana, Bedford VA )
BreffisThe first mill of the day. Yinz better eetcher breffis! (Submitted by Jim Warren, Youngstown, OH)
BrightsHigh Beams (Car Lights). When you're driving at night and another car comes, you better turn off your brights so you don't blind them. (Submitted by Cristin, University of Pittsburgh)
Bring it dahn a thahsnd!Bring it down a thousand! Or Quiet down.. Hey, yinz bring it dahn a thahsnd! (Submitted by Dan Holland, Friendship 'n 'at)
BrudderBrother. Yinz can't leave until yinz apologize to your brudder. (Submitted by Doug O'Donnell, Lawrence, PA)
BrumWhatcha sweep wid. Put dat brum away afore somewun trips overrit (Submitted by Janabana, Bedford Va)
BuggyShopping Cart. I think dere's some room in the buggy for a couple more arns! (Submitted by Tom Sims, Wexford)
BumbershootUmbrella. Joe said it's gonna be partly clah-dy an' mahld, but I'm takin' the bumbershoot anyhow. (Submitted by Patrick Market, St. Louis, MO)
BurmSide of the Road, Shoulder. Git aht! Y'inzer drivin on da burm of da road! (Submitted by Christopher Boyd, Cranberry Township, PA)
CEEE-mentCement. That stuff your driveway is made of. (Submitted by Dave Peterson, West Mifflin)
CaachCouch. (Submitted by Roger Leonard, Philadelphia, PA)
Cadillac convertercatalytic converter. "Yinz guyz need to git the cadillac converter fixed if yinz'r gonna pass the emishuns test!" (Submitted by Mike Muiznieks, Atlanta, GA)
CahmeraChevy Camero. (Submitted by George Porter III, WV Wesleyan College)
CahntdahnCountdown. Yinz did a New Year's Eve cahntdahn. (Submitted by Matt Reynolds and Justin Wier, New Castle, PA)
CahnyCounty . We live in Allegeny Cahny. (Submitted by Bob Miller, Galeton, PA)
CaketownMount Lebanon. Synonym for Lebo, as used by Dormont 'n Shannon kids. (Submitted by Chauncey Ross, Indiana, PA)
CammraCamera. Da ting ya take picktures wiff. (Submitted by Russ Chiodo, Fallston, PA)
CanipshunTo have a fit or get upset. Don't have a canipshun. (Submitted by Joanne Otley Waite, New Orleans)
CarbarnWhere they used to park the streetcars at night. (Submitted by Vince Joyce, Wilkinsburg)
Carbon OilKerosene. Yinz got any carbon oil ta clean 'a filter on da lahn more? (Submitted by Phil McElwee, North Versailles PA)
CarlineOld street car line or main street. Gidahn the carline n maka right at Big Bird. (Submitted by Cathie Summers Soisson, Maui, Hawaii)
CarndaugCorndog. Get yours today at the "O"! (Submitted by Andrew Young, Oakland)
Caw-idgeCollege (the l's are silent). Yinz go to caw-idge? (Submitted by "R&R", Pitt)
Cawner LadyCorner lady -- prostitute;hooker. We saw some cawner ladies. (Submitted by Kristen, irwin)
CelrCellar. That thing under the house. As in "Go down celr and stick these clothes in the worshing machine." (Submitted by Dennis Hazlett, Sante Fe, NM)
Cender truckCinder truck. Man it's slippy out'der. I hope the cender truck comes. (Submitted by Jerry "Zac" Zaccone, Palm Harbor, FL)
ChimleyChimney. Dat der chimley needs cleaned aht. (Submitted by Robert Levin, Mahnt Plezzent)
Chipped Chopped HamVery thinly sliced ham. Put it in yer Sammitch! (Submitted by Dana Klasnick Pepenella, Port Richey FL)
ChivyLike a '57 chivy. Perhaps a camaro, a 'vette, an impala; you know, a Chevy or a Chevrolet. (Submitted by Bill Skillcorn, Woodberry Forest, VA)
Church keyA bottle opener. Usually carried by a still worker to open his ahrn city beer diring his break. (Submitted by Frederick, W. Kuehner, Homestead)
CinstructionProcess used to build or repair things. (Submitted by Kevin Brezler, Harrison City, PA)
City ChickenPork cubes on a skewer, breaded and fried. (Submitted by Ed Thoma, Laurel, MD)
ClickerRemote control. Hun, I can't turn on the Stiller game 'cause the clicker got lost under the pillas in the caach! (Submitted by John Hoke, White Oak, PA)
ClodhoppersWork boots. (Submitted by Roger Leonard, Philadelphia, PA)
Clothes PressCloset. I'm going to put my clothes in the clothes press. (Submitted by J. Pease, Cleveland, OH)
ColeCool. Weather that's naht haht, also what ya heat yur hause with. (Submitted by Rick Sunny, Napa, CA)
ConcreekConcrete. (Submitted by Brad Novic, Murrysville)
CooshinCushion. Usually a throw pillow tossed on the sofa or the actual padded seat that comes with the sofa. (Submitted by Bill Skillcorn, Woodberry Forest, VA)
CourtQuart. I need a court of milk from the store. (Submitted by Helen Leganza, Arleta, CA)
Cream rinseConditioner. I need some cream rinse so I can worsh my hair! (Submitted by Brandi, McKeesport)
CrickCreek. Turtle Crick for example. (Submitted by Mike Ladue, Chardon, Ohio)
CubbordCupboard. Get dem highball glasses outta da cubbord. (Submitted by Pat Paris, Naples, FL)
CuckyAn organic gooey substance. Ends up on a Kleenex, toiwet paper, or paper tahl. (Submitted by Moe Falce, Butler)
Culde sockCul de sac. The kind of dead end street that ends in a turn-a-round. (Submitted by Christopher, Pittsburgh)
CupnyCompany, visitors. Redd up the house, 'cause cupny's coming. (Submitted by Mary Panza, Seattle, WA)
CutSlice of pizza. I always got blank stares at pizza places outside Pittsburgh when I asked for "two cuts of pepperoni." (Submitted by Aaron Sobol, Squirrel Hill)
CuzintMy aunt and uncle's child. (Submitted by Luke Paglia, Pittsburgh)
Da Dunner BoltThe Thunder Bolt at Kennywood Park. After riding da Still Phannom yinz wanna rid da Dunner Bolt? (Submitted by Keith Malarik, Clemson SC)
DahntahnDowntown, the Golden Triangle. Take a PAT bus dahntahn. (Submitted by Joan Stevenson, Point Breeze, PA)
DahtletsThe Factory Outlet Stores. Yinz goin' up Grove Ctiy ta shop at Dahlets? (Submitted by Craig Paul, Seven Fields, PA)
DavenportSofa or couch. Get the dog offa da DAVENPORT. (Submitted by Rick Brouwer, McMurray)
Dee-shusDishes. (Submitted by Joe Betz, Westmoreland County)
DennisDentist. Umunna go tada DENNIS ta git dis toot fiwwed. (Submitted by Darlene Fejka, Moon Township)
Din-ggy (with a hard g sound)A small boat or dinghy. He fell outa da dinggy. (Submitted by Kathy Hessling, Honesdale, PA)
DingeA Dent. That shopping cart put a dinge in my fender. (Submitted by Diane Briant, Pittsburgh)
Dish soapDishwashing liquid. (Submitted by Margie, Pittsburgh)
Doe NitDoughnut. Pick me up a dozen doe nits. (Submitted by Brian Walter, Austin, TX)
Dog BoxDog house. I just built a new dog box. (Submitted by Tom Halliday, Greensburg)
DoohickeyObject you can't name at the present time. "Get me that'er doohickey off the shelf." (Submitted by Mikel Lynn Davis, Dickinson, TX)
DowasDallas. Yinz goin' to da Steewarz/ Dowas game? (Submitted by Rich, Columbus, Ohio)
DowerDollar. I'll buy ya an Arn. I gotta dower. (Submitted by Cindy Henkel Marszal, Austin, TX)
DrawlingDrawing. Where zat drawling for at assembly? (Submitted by Ron Roberts, Carnegie)
DruthersA choice. If I had my druthers, I'd be drinking ahrn and watching dem Stillers rather than working n 'at. (Submitted by Russell Weisfield, Madison, WI)
DunkeyDonkey. (Submitted by Doug Boarman, Cleveland, OH)
DupaYour back side. Smooth as a baby's dupa! (Submitted by Joe Shaughnessy, University of Deleware)
Dust bunniesBlobby, dusty things found under beds and sofas. (Submitted by Mrs. G. Blau, Phoenix, AZ)
EerError. A throwing eer charged to the picher. (Submitted by Rodger Gergacs, Chesterland, OH)
ErolOil. We better check da erol before we head for da Burgh! (Submitted by Mickey, New Castle, PA)
Eve-spoutingGutter. The eve-spouting is full of leaves. (Submitted by Jeff Phenicie, Richmond, VA)
Face RagWash cloth. Yinz better get a clean face rag from the cubbard and worsh your faces!!!! (Submitted by Cindy Baacke, Largo FL)
FahrFire. Ay, yinz all get ahtta here, 'ere's a fahr dahnsters! (Submitted by Allen Kitchen, Mt. Lebanon)
Farkleberry TartA mystery fruit pastry pawned off by KDKA at Christmas time. (Submitted by Jeff Johnson, Ulysses, NE)
FeeshFish. I cud gofer a good feesh sammich! (Submitted by Dave Plevelich, Mesa, AZ)
Fiddy-fiv sintTwo quarters and a nickel. (Submitted by , )
File (or fahl) ballA foul ball, possibly at a Pirates game. At softball or baseball games in Cambria Co. everybody yells, "File!" (Submitted by Lynne Washington, Raleigh, NC)
FilledField. Remember Forbes Filled? (Submitted by Rebecca Smiley, Rossiter, PA)
FillingsFeelings. What gets hurt when people boo. (Submitted by Natey, Reading, PA)
FilumFilm. I need filum to take pitchers of da fahrworks. (Submitted by Joan Stevenson, Point Breeze, PA)
Fire TireFire Tower. Hey, yinz wanna go upta da fire tire? (Submitted by John DeMillion, West Chester, PA)
Fiscul ThirpyPhysical Therapy. Yinz git your fiscal thirpy dahntahn? (Submitted by Alison Show and George Tanner, Morgantown, WV)
FishheadsUgly, generic "no-name-brand" sneakers. Look, Walt's wearin' fishheads! (Submitted by Jim Singer, Pittsburgh)
FlahrFlower. Da flahrs are rilly pretty. (Submitted by Roger Dearborn, Monroeville, PA)
Flip flopsThose shoe things. Gimme my flip flops so I can run out an get da mell. (Submitted by Ed Novak, Michele Swick, Irwin)
FootFeet. That wall is eleven foot high. (Submitted by Stu Shugerman, Scott Township)
FridgedareRefridgerator. Grab me a sammitch outta da fridgedare! (Submitted by Dawn Popovich, Munhall)
FuudFood ("pudd"-ing). Yinz kids put da fuud on da table so we cans eat! (Submitted by Kristan Bryja Berto, Pittsburgh)
GalumbkiStuffed Cabbages. Let's et galumkis and chipped ham sammiches. (Submitted by Sue, Florida)
GarbidgeGarbage. If yinz er goin, put aht the garbidge. (Submitted by Bob Crispen, Decatur, AL)
GarterGarter snake. Djew see dat garter snake onna rock? (Submitted by Keith Mikesell, Alvin, TX)
Ghetto SleighPat Bus. I gotta go catch da ghetto sleigh inna half-ahr (Submitted by Nicole B., Clairton)
GobSnack consisting of two large round soft chocolate cookies with white creme filling in between. Common at bake sales and convenience stores in western Pa.. They have gobs for sale at Sheetzes. (Submitted by Mary Ann Smith, Newport News, VA)
GraajGarage. The room under your house where you keep the car. "Q: Where d'yinz keep the tolls? A: Danhna graaj." (Submitted by Shaun Martin, New York, NY)
GrasscutterLawn mower. Yinz get a new grasscutter?? (Submitted by Jeff Molnar, Summersville, WV)
GrinnyA chipmunk. Hey, lookit dat grinny up air on at rock! (Submitted by Joe Sestrich, North Side)
GumElastic. The gum on my underwear has totally streched out! (Submitted by Corlis Gwynn, Westminster, CA)
GumbandRubber bands. Da gumband snapped. (Submitted by Everybody, Everywhere)
GutcheezUnderwear. Yinzer laffin' cause my gutcheez n'at er showin. (Submitted by Anthony J. Aglio, Mon Valley)
Haf-AhrHalf an Hour. Haf-Ahr til the Pens ihr on. (Submitted by Corie Stewart, Lancaster)
HankerinNeed or want. I got a HANKERIN for a beer. (Submitted by Amy & Bobby DeaVer, Connellsville)
HankyHandkerchief. (Submitted by Tom Mullen, North Huntingdon)
HansHands. Your hans need worsht. (Submitted by Michelle Christopher, Pittsburgh)
HausYour place of residence. Are yinz comin dahn my haus to watch the Stiller's game? (Submitted by Michele Donofrio, Pittsburgh)
Haus KoteHouse coat. A short robe that snaps up the front which older women wore around the haus to redd up en runna sweeper. (Submitted by C. Logan, Morristown, NH)
Haus painerWhat you need if you don't have vinyl siding. (Submitted by Bob Crispen, Decatur, AL)
HawlidayHoliday. Chritsmas is my favorite hawliday. (Submitted by Ray Rupp, Cranberry Township, PA)
HeighthHeight. What's the heighth of the Incline? (Submitted by Jim Singer, Pittsburgh)
Heinz 57Mutt Dog. Your dog is a Heinz 57! (Submitted by Victoria Lewit, San Francisco)
HeinzesAnything made by H.J. Heinz. Someone pointed out that you tell a native Pittsburgher by the fact that he/she always pronounces it "Heinzes." (Submitted by Bonnie Madre, Hampton Roads, VA)
Hershey BudA Hershey Kiss. (Submitted by Linda Troyer, Grand Rapids, MI)
HillsHeels. I'm wearing high hills to the wedding. (Submitted by Terey Allen, Detroit, MI)
HizzyExtreme emotional outbreak. Dahn have a hizzy. (Submitted by William Dunmire, McKees Rocks)
HoagieA big sandwich. Like a Submarine or Dagwood (Submitted by Lorena Ivey, Indiana, PA)
HockerWhen you clear your throat and spit. I shot a hocker. Also known as a "Greenie." (Submitted by Vince Joyce, Wilkinsburg)
HodbeerrHot Beer. Beer with hot sauce poured in it! ACK!!!!! (Submitted by T Brian, Perth, Australia )
HollahHollow. A narrow valley e.g. Panther Hollah. (Submitted by Mark Yockey, Holliston, MA)
HoosafratzMechanical Device. Da guy at da garage sez the hoosafratz is busted 'n dey gotta get one from da deawr. (Submitted by Kevin Wells, Harmony)
HorkSteel. I dint lock up mah bike an someone horked it. (Submitted by Keith Campbell, Wheeling WV)
Hot PadOven mitt. Git me de hotpads sos I ken git the chicken outa de oven. (Submitted by C. Parry, Southview)
Hun or HonHoney. Used at local Pittsburgh eat spots by "more mature" women with silver blue hair in a beehive. (Submitted by Paul G. Wiegman, Allison Park)
Hunky Hand GrenadeStuffed cabbage rolls. Load me up wit one a dem der hunky hand grenades k. (Submitted by Dan DeWoody, Orlando FL)
HunnertThe number after 99. (Submitted by Larry Wichterman, Everett, PA)
IceballSnowcone. (Submitted by Tom Mullen, Irwin, PA)
IceboxRefrigerator. Grab me an arn out of the icebox! (Submitted by Jim Boston, Pittsburgh)
IceningFrosting that goes on a cake. (Submitted by Diane Plevelich, Mesa, AZ)
IglEagle. Look at dat giant igl! (Submitted by Mike Spears, Charleroi, PA)
Imp 'n ArnIron City beer and a shot of Imperial Whisky. The stillworkers' favorite beverage! (Submitted by A.V. Allen, New Kensington)
In-dinsIndians. What a Pittsburgher calls a Native American. "Hey Mum, we went aht to Oklahoma an saw all them rilly neat Indin places. Ah the kids just went buzzerk, they liked it n'at!" (Submitted by Lynne Riedell, Tinker AFB, OK)
InnerductshunIntroduction. dija read that innerductshun to da book? (Submitted by R.T. Gault, Tullahoma Tn)
InnernetInternet. Last night, my buddies and me found a cool site on da Innernet. (Submitted by Tony DeRenzo, Dormont)
IntendoNintendo. Yinz bitter stop playin' that Intendo so much or yinz'll ga blind. (Submitted by Sharon Brown, Lower Burrell)
Jag offOne who jags around. Jerk. Introduced to the world by Michael Keaton on David Letterman. (Submitted by Rick Weinstein, Pittsburgh)
JaggerbushA plant with thorns. Somebody cut dat jaggerbush! (Submitted by Eric Scott, Harrison City, PA)
JaggersThorns. Don't brush up against any jaggers. (Submitted by Bill Robertson, Kennedy Township)
JagwireAn expensive British luxury car. Dat guy mus be rich cus he drives a Jagwire n'at. (Submitted by Reid Muchler, Mentor, OH)
JellJail. Where the police put you after you're arrested. (Submitted by Terey Allen, Detroit, MI)
JimmiesSprinkles. The chocolate or multi-colored toppings on your ice cream cones or cookies. (Submitted by Andrea Iacone, Pittsburgh)
Johnstown PantsUsed to describe pants that are too short. Better known as "Flood Pants" (Submitted by Rodger Gergacs, Chesterland, OH)
JresserDresser. A place where you put cloes after they're worshed and dried. (Submitted by Marty King, Pittsburgh)
JugglerLarge life-supporting vein in one's neck, the cutting of which may lead to death. (Submitted by Shari Desalvo, Lakewood, OH)
JuhlleryJewelry. Ja git dat juhlery at Raws Park Mah? "Yeah, er's a sale at Pennys n'at." (Submitted by Lisa Deter, Cincinnati, OH)
JumboBologna. I just et jumbo on a Hoagie roll. (Submitted by Mark Sekelick, Napa, CA)
KellerColor. Dems Pittsburgh teams have the best kellers -- black en gold (Submitted by Jim Kratsas, Grand Rapids, MI)
Kennywood outfitsWhen people walk around Kennywood an'at with the same outfits on. (Submitted by Laura & Josh, Washington, PA)
Kennywood signsRoad signs that direct you to Kennywood park. If yinz follow the Kennywood signs 'ya won't git lost. (Submitted by Christine & Lynn, West Mifflin, PA)
KetchCatch. Let's go out back and play ketch with the ball or as my dear mother-in-law would say "You better put on a hat or you're gonna ketch a cold!" (Submitted by Cathy, Glassport)
KilbassaGoes great with a cold arn. (Submitted by Bert Bossar, Erie, PA)
KinnergartenKindergarten. As in "It's Winsday taday, 'School Day.' We flew out to Lay-trobe. It was a Beeuteeful day to fly in Chopper 4. We were greeted by Lay-trobe Grade School with students from kinnergarten to the 8th grade." (Submitted by Peter C. Bellina, Morgantown, WV)
KishinKitchen. Kin ya bring me sumpin' in from da kishin? (Submitted by Diana Wolf, New Jersey)
Kitch-ipKetchup. The stuff heinz makes!! (Submitted by Michelle, Belle Vernon)
Kolbassi and CarpPittsburgh Surf and Turf. Let's go aht for kolbassi and carp to celebrate an at. (Submitted by Anna Marie Kish, Pompano Beach FL)
KranzCrayons. Hey Sean, ya don et kranz, ya keller wid' em! (Submitted by Jennifer Kunz, Los Angeles, CA)
LauntermatLaundermat. The place ya take your clothes to when the washin macheen breaks dahn. (Submitted by Lorraine Honeychuck, Pittsburgh)
Lebnen BloneyLebanon Balogna. A lunchmeat made in Lebanon PA. "EH! Lets go upstreet to the Iggle and get some Lebnen bloney" (Submitted by Mark C. Burkhart, Brentwood)
LegginsSnow Pants. Yinz guys better put on your leggins. It's blizzertin ahtside. (Submitted by Steve Brindle, Picksburgh)
LiberryLibrary. I'm gonna borrah a book from the liberry. (Submitted by Boyd Kowal, Arlington, VA)
Lice-nessLicense. I gotta get me a drahver's lice-ness (Submitted by Boyd Kowal, Arlington, VA)
Lickin'Spanking. If yinz kids don' shudap, yer gonna git a lickin. (Submitted by Karen Rodrigues, Brazil)
Light BillElectric bill. (Submitted by Teddy Antoon, Hopwood, PA)
LindLand. As in Greenlind, Icelind, etc. (Submitted by Paul Pleczkowski, Mount Oliver)
LishLeash. Git the dog lish and take that dog ferawalk. (Submitted by Karen Lee, Shaler)
Lit'l brudderLittle brother. (Submitted by Jim Smith, Uniontown)
Litenin BugsLightning Bugs. Catch some litenin bugs in a jar. (Submitted by Gene Orringer, Chapel Hill, NC)
LozengerLozenge. (Submitted by Joy Buzzelli, Pittsburgh)
Lunch-headAn idiot. Ya lunch-head! Ya bout hit da tellypole wid da cahmera! (Submitted by Mike Curran, Butler)
MU-se-umMuseum. mu-SE-um anywhere else. (Submitted by Karen Rodrigues, Brazil)
MaahntinsMountains. (Submitted by Roger Leonard, Philadephia)
MahShopping Mall. Hey! Did yinz go to da Beaver Valley Mah yesterday? (Submitted by Rick Pantaleo, Washington, DC)
MahlesMiles. It's jest a few mahles to Dahntahn. (Submitted by Stephe, Boston, MA)
MahsA small furry rodent. I saw a mahs in da kitchen! (Submitted by James H. Jenkins, Fairborn, OH)
ManniesMarbles. Lets play a game of mannies. (Submitted by Emerick Buccigrossi, Allison Park, PA)
MasonaryMasonry. Yinz kids are gonna squarsh yinz melons on the masonary wall if'n you don't stop runnin' around n'at! (Submitted by Mark Mills, Austin, TX)
Mayor Peter FLA HER TYMayor Peter Flaherty. On the Noon News today, Bill Burns said, Today, Mayor Peter FLA HER TY announced that he would run for another term. (Submitted by Pat , Concord, CA)
MealMill. What ahr does the meal let aht? (Submitted by Tom Jacobs, Winter Park, FL)
Meer/MirraMirror. A refelective surface into which one peers while picking sammitch crumbs from ones beard. (Submitted by BC Winter, Bloomsburg, PA,)
MelMale or Mail. To bad yinz can't send an arn though the e-mel sos ahd have some fer the Stillers game. (Submitted by Bob Hollis, Naperville, IL)
MelkMilk. The white beverage that comes from a cow. (Submitted by Michael, and Susan Z., Pittsburgh)
Mellon BowlIgloo/Civic Arena/Mellon Arena. Let's go to the Mellon Bowl to see La-Muuuuand da Pens play. (Submitted by Lynn Stover, Savannah, GA)
MetamutualMetamucil. She uses Metamutual when she's all bound up. (Submitted by Ernie Stefanik, Derry, PA)
MileMiles. BoJo lives 4 or 5 mile down da road. (Submitted by Lee, Indiana, PA)
MileMiles. The gas station is 5 mile dahn the road. (Submitted by Ray Wargovich, Marlton, NJ)
MillMeal. Jumbo hoagies and pop--what a great mill! (Submitted by Emil Winterson, Jackson, MS)
Minced HamBologna. I just et a minced ham sammitch with ketchup (Submitted by Michael Hlebik, Erie, PA)
Monkey dumpsSlate pile from coal mining. Want to go four wheelin on the monkey dumps? (Submitted by George Reeger, West Newton, PA)
Monongehela HighballGlass of tap water. Do yinz wan a Monongehela Highball? (Submitted by Anonomous, Florida)
MotorsickleMotorcycle. (Submitted by Teddy Antoon, Hopwood, PA)
MumMom. Used to refer to your mother, not the potted plant. "Hey mum, whachadoin'?" (Submitted by Sarah and Kattie, CMU, Pittsburgh)
Mundy, Tuesdy, Wensdy, Thursdy, Frydy, Sadurdy, SundyHow a Pittsburgher pronounces the days of the week. (Submitted by Lynne Riedell, Tinker AFB, OK)
Mup-ereUp here. As people In Erie Pa (The mistake by the lake), state when any of Pickburghers' come into town, we're mup-ere from the Picksburg. (Submitted by Dave Lightner, Harborcreek Pa)
Mush BallSoftball. (Submitted by Barbara Pompei, Sacramento, CA)
NakinNapkin. Pass me anuther nakin mys been used! (Submitted by Mike Rayz, Carnegie)
NanoleumLinoleum. We got a brand new nanoleum floor for da kitchen. (Submitted by Dave Dee, Seabrook, MD)
NighturnA shift often called 11pm to 7am in other parts of the country. (Submitted by Julie Lucas, Kill Devil Hill, NC)
Old FrothingsloshThe pale, stale ale with the foam on the bottom. (Submitted by Jeff Johnson, Ulysses, NE)
OleoMargarine. Git me a pahn of oleo at the Jynt Iggle. (Submitted by Lou Ammon, Wexford, PA)
OralOil. Your carz dun a quart of oral. (Submitted by D.Talmage, Youngstown,Ohio)
OrrnjA citrus fruit whose color is its name. Yinz wan some orrnj joose? (Submitted by Malanie Good, Irwin, PA)
OwlAisle. The bride walks down the church owl. (Submitted by Nancy Bogus, Pittsburgh)
P'tootFunctional portion of one's lower rear anatomy. Used most often when indicating a surplus of a particular item. "Gumbans? Yeah, we got gumbans aht th' p'toot dahn Jimmy's office!" (Submitted by Kurt Haverstock, Murrysville)
PahnPound. I'll take a pahn of chipped ham. (Submitted by Mark Heckleman, Chicora, PA)
PahrPower. Most commonly used with the Stiller's head coach. Cahr Pahr! (Submitted by M. Olczak, Plum Boro)
Paper PokePaper bag. I filled my paper poke wit sammiches. (Submitted by Randy Burd, Pittsburgh)
Par MirPower Mirror. Motorized reflective devices usually found on the side of a car at Biondi Lincoln Murkry in Monroeville (or perhaps a good game of golf on a Russian Space Station...) (Submitted by Dave Muir, )
Parking ChairA chair placed in the street to reserve a parking space. Usually it is a old wooden folding chair that is placed in crowded sections of the Burgh where parking spaces are sparse. (Submitted by Jeff Hayes, Pittsburgh)
PawooheeSpider Web. Hey, use da broom to get those pawoohees down from da corners of da ceil'in. (Submitted by Debra Fountain, Houston, Texas)
Pee-nitsPeanuts. Dey had good peenits on da plane (Submitted by S. K., DuBois, PA)
PeelPill, like asprin etc. (Submitted by Brian Tucker, Middletown, MD)
PeenabudderPeanut Butter. Will you make me a peenabudder and jelly sammich? (Submitted by Teresa Cottrell, San Antonio, TX)
Per-scrip-shunSubscription. Yinz better cancel my perscripshun to that there paper before I git rill mad n'at! (Submitted by Robert DeSalvo, Los Angeles, CA)
PervPervert or perverted. Ya think ma wife should be able ta go dahn see 'em perv Chippendales? (Submitted by Abby Schiff, New York, NY)
Pie-annaPiano. The pie-anna needs tuned. (Submitted by Rich, Connecticut)
Pigs in a blanket or Hunky HandegrenadesStuffed cabbage. (Submitted by Rich Samanisin, McKeesport)
PillPeal. Like orange peal etc. (Submitted by Brian Tucker, Middletown, MD)
PillasPillows. If yinz kids don't redd up your room, I'm gonna throw dose pillas onnat bed aht da winda!! (Submitted by Kevin Gemeinhart, West Mifflin)
Pillinit shrimpPeal & Eat Shrimp. I could rilly gofer'n Arn n'some pillinit shrimp! (Submitted by Dave Dubin, Squirrel Hill)
PinPen. Gimme da ball point pin soze I can write yinz a check. (Submitted by Mike Curran, Butler)
PisgettiSpaghetti. Yinz havn' pisgetti for supper? (Submitted by Dave Dee, Seabrook, MD)
PitcherPicture. I need filum to take pitchers at the Stillers Game (Submitted by Rick Weinstein, Pittsburgh)
PitnicPicnic. I went to the pitnic at the park and drank too much Arn (Submitted by Jim Foley, Orange County, CA)
Pittsburgh ToiletOnly a Picksburgher would have a toilet without a door in the middle of the cellar.. (Submitted by Jay Volk, Point Breeze)
Plowers Pliers . Hun, git the plowers, dis warsher needs tightened. (Submitted by Janabana, Bedford VA )
Poison IvoryPoison Ivy. I was aht trimmin the shrubs when I came uponsome poision ivory 'n 'at. (Submitted by Frank Allen, Crafton)
PomePoem. A type of literature that sometimes rhymes. A "poem" is only one syllable in Pittsburgh. (Submitted by Melanie Good, Irwin, PA)
PopSoda. My throat's on fahr. Give me a pop. (Submitted by P. Reisker, Sewickley)
Pop AhlPop aisle. Check aht the pop ahl at that new Jine Iggle. (Submitted by Sam Theiner, Squirrel Hill)
PotataPotato. While yinz is dahn at Kennywood, yinz should get some eats at that there Potata Patch. (Submitted by Robert DeSalvo, Los Angeles, CA)
PowPile. Go and redd up that pow of stuff there (Submitted by Melissa, Minneapolis, MN )
Presspiration.Perspiration. The stuff on your forehead and in your pits when it's 95 ahtside. (Submitted by Cynthia Walker, Covington, KY)
ProNOUNseeashunPronunciation. I never know the right pronounseeashuns for them words. (Submitted by Susan Randolph, Monroeville)
ProgieA Picksburgher's delight, goes great with a cold arn and kilbassa. (Submitted by Bert Bossar, Erie)
Proll'emProblem. Since 'dey put dat Kordell in 'ere, da Stillers had all kindsa proll'ems. (Submitted by Cabbage & Rute, Kent)
ProstrateProstate. My uncle has prostrate trouble. (I hope he doesn't take it lying down.) (Submitted by Babe Turner, Washington, DC)
PullPool. When it gets hot aht, we swim in the pull. (Submitted by M. McDonough, Pittsburgh)
PunkinPumpkin. It's the Great Punkin, Charlie Brown! (Submitted by Brian & Frank Allen , Crafton)
PwahtPot. A receptacle used for cooking. "Make sher you worsh dat PWAHT you used." (Submitted by Maryclare Stephens, Pittsburgh)
Quirpracterchiropractor. I got to git my back cracked at the Quirpracter (Submitted by Dr. Robert Bridge, Loveland, Colorado)
RaadiatorInstead of "radiator" - with a long "a" sound. Rhymes with Gladiator. (Submitted by Craig Kelley, Los Alamos, NM)
Raffle Rifle . Go an git yer raffle son, were gowen huntin. (Submitted by Mark, Cleveland)
RahtRoute. Head up raht 8 to north park club haus fer a coupla ahrns. (Submitted by Mike Metro, Philadelphia)
Red DogA crushed stone used for a drive way before cement driveways. (Submitted by Dave Luebs, Sarasota, FL)
RelationsI have relations living in the "burg" instead of saying relatives. (Submitted by Marilyn Hite, Ross Township)
Rigs-n-PigsRigatoni and pigs in a blanket. A common fire hall wedding reception main course. (Submitted by Shawnna Biondo, Chicago, IL)
RollerRuler. Dats what yinz use when you want to make some straight lines, or when yinz don't have a tape measurer. (Submitted by Mike Hagerty, Jacksonville, NC)
Rolly CoasterAn amusement park ride. (Submitted by Terey Allen, Detroit, MI)
RubbersGaloshes (spelling ?), overshoes. Better wear yourrubbers to keep the snow from getting in your shoes. (Submitted by Charles Craft, Columbia, SC)
RuffRoof. When it rains the ruff leaks. (Submitted by Nick Vozza, Burgettstown)
Run RatSomeone hailing from the Hazelwood neighborhood.. Derived from the local crick known as "Nine Mile Run," perhaps? (Submitted by John Arthurs, Plymouth, MA)
SahrdeeSaturday. Yinz goin aht sahrdee nite? (Submitted by Rick Walker, Penn Hills)
Sale BillsWeekly store advertisements in the paper. (Submitted by Samuel Varner, Colorado Springs, CO)
SammitchSandwich. . How's about some pop with dat sammitch? (Submitted by Melinda Carver, Boston, MA)
ScrollA squirrel, or neighborhood east of dahntahn. I live in Scroll Hill. (Submitted by Todd Moniot, Squirrel Hill)
SelectorTV Remote Control. (Submitted by Michael, South Hills)
SelidSalad. Hey, yinz want Rahnch on yer selid n'at? (Submitted by R Meyer, Picksburgh)
SellSale. A business promotional event: "Ameses got a sell on Terrible Tahls this Saturdy!" (Submitted by Chauncey Ross, Indiana, PA)
SentCents. Ya know, dis pop cost me fiddy-five sent! (Submitted by Allan Gereg, St. Clairsville, OH)
SerpSyrup. As in pancake serp (Submitted by Ed Russick, Rio Rancho, NM)
SewERageSewage. Dahn the drain! (Submitted by Steve Bowser, West Newton)
Sewer LidManhole cover. As in street football huddle: "Billy, go long pass the tellypole, an' Mike, cut back at da sewer lid an' I'll hitcha (pass the ball to you). On three!" (Submitted by Chauncey Ross, Indiana, PA)
Sgetti (or sketti)Spaghetti. Pour the pop, the sgetti's almost done. (Submitted by Melissa Ruffo, Hudson, MA)
Shahr/ShireShower. Are you going to take a shire now? (Submitted by Charles J. Schlotter, Los Angeles, CA)
ShantyShed. Hey you go aht to da shanty and get the chubel (shovel). (Submitted by Ed Novak and Michele Swick, Irwin, PA)
SheetrockDrywall. Do yinz guys sell sheetrock? (Submitted by Dom, Johnstown, PA)
SherbertSherbet. Let's go dahn to Isaly's, for some of dat orange sherbert. (Submitted by Michael Arnold, Franklin Park)
ShpegettiSpaghetti. Yinz wanta go dawn to da shpegetti dinner en at? (Submitted by Jardanian Josephs, Pittsburgh, PA)
Silver TopA Hershey Kiss. (Submitted by Ray Koenig, New Orleans, LA)
Skiw-etSkillet (the l's are silent). Something you cook bacon in. "When my nephew went away to caw-idge, we gave him some pahts and pans and a skiw-et to cook stuff in, n'at." (Submitted by Roger Hambright, Solon, OH)
Skiwrl CageSquirrel Hill Cafe. Lets go up to da skwirl cage and git sum beer n'at. (Submitted by John DeLallo, Dormont)
SkullSchool. Wherjinz goata skull? I wenta Sah Sahd Hah.(Note: The vowel sound here is really a subtle regional blend, somewhere between "skull" and "school" that requires a native linguistic brewmaster to duplicate. (Submitted by Charles J. Schlotter, Los Angeles, CA)
SkyrafoamStyrafoam. Da beers in da skyrafoam cooler. (Submitted by Dave Dee, Seabrook, MD)
Sliding BoardSlide. When I went dahn the sliding board, I fell on my dupa. (Submitted by Amanda Smith, Exton, Pennsylvania)
SlopjarPortable urinal. Empty that slopjar (Submitted by Dave Farkas, McKeesport, Pa)
SnickSnakA late-night dessert. After the movie let's go get a snicksnak at Dairy Queen. (Submitted by Diane Briant, Pittsburgh)
Soap PowderLaundry Detergent. For some reason people West of Pa. haven't heard of this term. (Submitted by Jeff Smith, Columbus, OH)
SoorSewer. Darnit, the ball went dahnna soor. who's goin ta get it? (Submitted by Chris Miskis, St. Vincent College)
SoreStorm drain. (Submitted by Monika, Germantown, MD)
SpedA dork, or just an annoying person. That stupid sped broke my pencil. (Submitted by Pam & Brandi, Bridgeville)
SpicketWater tap or spigot. Just drink right from the spicket. (Submitted by Walt Lundblad, Seattle, WA)
SpiggyStreet sweeper machine. (Submitted by Joe Gribbin, Portage)
Spilly PileSlag hills left over from strip mines. Lets go ride ahr bikes on dem spilly piles. (Submitted by Gregg Beynon, Jacksonville, Fl)
SputzeeDem liddle brahn birds. (Submitted by Tom Mullen, North Huntingdon)
SquarshSquash. From the gourd family of vegetables. (Submitted by Jennifer Kunz, Los Angeles, CA)
Stair-Steps Stairs. Watch yourself on the stair-steps, they're slippy. (Submitted by Lee Duer, Chicago)
Stara baba(Pronounced "studda bubba") Literally, "Old Woman". It means so much more. Generally wears a babushka. If you're shopping and you try something on,and your friend says "Git aht, ya look like a 'studda bubba'", this is NOT good! (Submitted by Melanie D, Pittsburgh)
Stationary TubThe laundry tub that the washing machine drains into. Such an obvious name for something bolted to the cellar floor! (Submitted by Jay Volk, Point Breeze)
SticksIn the country. Are yinz goin' to visit your cuzins out in the sticks in Ahia, n'at? (Submitted by Allan Gereg, St. Clairsville, OH)
StillSteal. Dat bargain was a still! (Submitted by Will Morrison, Brentwood)
Still MillsSteel Mills. Years and years ago, they actually made steel here! (Submitted by Kathleen Loebig, Greenfield)
Still PhanumSteel Phantom. The fastest roller-coaster in the world, located at Kennywood Park. (Submitted by Mar-Jean Zamperini, Pittsburgh)
StoopConcrete steps in front of your Norside house where a porch should be. (Submitted by Lori Costa, Pittsburgh)
StoverJammed finger. The catcher got a stover from the wild pitch. (Submitted by Marty Dehn, York, PA)
Stree CarStreet Car. The trolleys that used to pass through my little portion of Carrick. (Submitted by Gary Bennett, Sacramento, CA)
Stuff CabbidgeStuffed cabbage. A favorite holiday mill usually served with sahr kraht and kilbassy. (Submitted by Traci Bair, Boston, MA)
Submarine RacesA good excuse to take your date "parking" in a secluded spot along one of the rivers. Hey, Babe, wanna go watch the submarine races down by the Mon? (Submitted by Linda Musthaler, Houston, TX)
Sucker BiteHickey, love bite. Yinz got a sucker bite at the submarine races, huh? (Submitted by Paula Davidson, Morristown, NJ)
SuicideThe drink you make while bored at the Sheetz. Includes every kind of pop there is! (Submitted by Beth Andrews, Arizona State University)
SumpinSomething. Jawant sumpin ta eat? (Submitted by Rich Kier, Lompoc, CA)
SurpSyrup. Yinz need more surp for those pancakes? (Submitted by Joel Kmetz, Durham, NC)
SwapSwig. Lemme a swap of your pop. (Submitted by Michael Estner, Jacksonville, FL)
SweeperVacuum. Yinz go redd up your room wit a sweeper n'at. (Submitted by Jay Mohney, Columbia, MD)
T-towlDish towel. Dry the dishes with a t-towl. (Submitted by Sandra Morris, Langley AFB, VA)
THANKSgivingThanksGIVing in the rest of the world. (Submitted by Regina Larson, Detroit, MI)
TaggerTiger. I seen a tagger at the Picksburg Zoo. (Submitted by Dea Harris, Pittsburgh)
TahlTowel. Stillers fans, wave your Terrible Tahls! (Submitted by Bud Corr, Pittsburgh)
TahrTire. My Chevy Nova needs a new tahr. (Submitted by Pat Paris, Naples, FL)
TahrarnTire iron. Djuins see where I put dat tahrarn? (Submitted by Frank Tomasello, Harmony, PA)
TahrsTowers. Large, tall metal structures. "Yinz could ditch the trasht car unner em electrical tahrs over air." (Submitted by Brian Jensen, Ben Avon)
TakeelaTequilla. How do dem Mexicans drink that tekeela? (Submitted by Seth Madjericj, Whitaker, PA)
Tayduhpotato. At a ressron yinz can git a baked tayduh ir frenge fries. (Submitted by Lucy Conant, Boston, Mass)
TellypoleTelephone pole. D'jew see dat sign on the tellypole over dere? (Submitted by Lou Dornetto, Charleston, SC)
ThunionsWith onions. Hawdjya like dat sammich? Thunions? (Submitted by Melody Meredith, Harmony, PA)
Tin foilAluminum foil. The TV reception is flakin' out! Git me some tin foil for the antenna! (Submitted by Jason Tang, Pittsburgh)
TinniesTennis shoes. Git dem tinnies awf da steps. (Submitted by Bob Underwood, Brookline)
TireTar. The black goop that is used to coat streets, roofs and undercoat cars. "Yins should usz some 'Bug and Tire ra-mover' to clin dat Z-Bart gunk off dah car." (Submitted by Betty Brennan, North Hills)
TobahginA knit winter hat. Sam, don forgit yer tobahgin. T'snowin'! (Submitted by Dawn Ackerman, Los Angeles, CA)
TollTool. Like a hammer or screw driver. (Submitted by Rick Sunny, Napa, CA)
TorletToilet. (Submitted by Mary , Pittsburgh)
Tossle CapKnit Cap. Worn in the winter, especially if it is long and has a "tossle." "My tossle cap got stuckinna jaggers when I was sled ridin'." (Submitted by Shaun Martin, New York)
TowelTile. The ceramic stuff one puts on a baffroom wall or floor which makes it isier to clin up. Not to be confused with towel, the thing to fry your face. (Submitted by Rick Wexler, Philadelphia)
TuhmaytuhsTomatoes. What pizza sauce is made from. (Submitted by Bob Crispen, Decatur, AL)
UH-liesAllies. The Boulevard of the Uh-lies runs through Picksburgh. (Submitted by Jim Owston, Beckley, WV)
UM-brel-laUmbrella. um-BREL-la anywhere else (Submitted by Dave Casassa, Pittsburgh)
UltahmativeUltimatum. My husband gave me an ultahmative about spending money. (Submitted by Laurie Sirko, Cenner Tahnship, Pa.)
UnceOunce. He drank a 32-unce beer. (Submitted by Susan Randolph, Monroeville)
UngionOnion. Put some ungion on my hoagie. (Submitted by Lorie Flading, Centreville, VA)
VakeVacation. Wir takin ahr vake in Erol City dis summer. (Submitted by Mike Curran, Butler, PA)
Vinnie PieVincent's Pizza. Originally in East Pittsburgh. The only pizza that tastes better when at its greasiest on top and dirtiest on the bottom! (Submitted by Tom & Sheila Denove, Orlando, FL)
Vitamin IIron City Beer. I honestly dont know how you can drink that stuff. (Submitted by Timothy Hufnell, Parkersburg)
VokaVodka.. Yinz git me a fitha voka et da state store. (Submitted by Tim Hornfeck, Bullhead City, AZ)
WahrWire. Git me some wahr, my muffler needs fixed. (Submitted by Sean Klinger, Clarion, PA)
WedgieA Pizza/Steak Hoagie. (Submitted by Mike Rowe, Easton, PA)
Weggie or HooverWhen someone sneaks up on you and yanks your underwear up out of your pants!. (Submitted by , )
WillsWheels. Hey, those new wills are cool! (Submitted by T. McCarty, N. Charleroi)
WillyA stunt that causes the front of a vehicle to raise up off the pavement. Hey Stush, I kin pull willies all day long on my bike. (Submitted by Jake Robinson, New Brighton)
WindasWindows. Da windas need worsht. (Submitted by Mary Panza, Seattle, WA)
WinnerWinter. The season between fall and spring. "It's apposed to be rill cold this winner." (Submitted by Shaun Martin, New York)
WoofWolf. Large North American carnivore. "The woof went dahn to the crick and hahled at the moon." (Submitted by Richard Wilton, Los Angeles, CA)
Worsh RagWash cloth. Ahz need a worsh rag for the shahr. (Submitted by Judy K., Monrovia, MD)
Worshin MacheenClothes washer. That thing that takes an occasional noisy walk dahn the cellar. (Submitted by Lorraine Honeychuck, Pittsburgh)
WrapsOuterwear. Such as a winter coat, gloves, scarf, etc. "Yinz get your wraps on before going outside, it's cold out." (Submitted by Brian Walter, Austin, TX)
Wrench TubsLaundry Tubs. Ya, we have them there wrench tubs dahn in are cellar. (Submitted by Frank Allen, Pittsburgh)
WutterWater. Will you run the wutter for me so I can take a shahr. (Submitted by Valerie Musgrave, Pittsburgh)
Yard ApesSmall children. Yinz two yard apes better settle dahn er yer gonna get a lickin'! (Submitted by John Brinkman, Cleveland, OH)
YellowerHighlighter. What you use to emphasize words or sentences. (Submitted by Night shift RN's 10D, UPMC)
YingilingYuengling (beer). Youz guys got Yingiling on tap 'nat ? (Submitted by Amy Vehar Yarnot, Bethel Park, PA)
YinzerA Picksburgh native who talks right, n'at. (Submitted by Palmer Davis, Pittsburgh)
YoudgeHuge. "That play was youdge! did yinz see 'at? (Submitted by Paul Furiga, Pittsburgh)
ZapperTV remote control. Wherez da zapper at so's I can change the channel? (Submitted by Michelle Goldman, FL)