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From: "David A. Boyd, Jr." <>
Subject: RE: Pittsburghese
Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 22:54:01 -0400


I also wonder why I do not have the flat Burghese "dunn tunn" since I was raised in McKeesport. Maybe my 20 years in VA cancelled it <G>

What about " 'n 'at " as in " we did the worsh 'n 'at, then went crost tunn 'n 'at to see a show" ?

Dave

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Subject: Re: Pittsburghese

I grew up in Butler County. There was one habit many of the folks there
had that I believe may have been shared by folks in the 'Burgh. This was the
habit of following up a sentence with "so I(he/she/we/they) did." Example:
"I did the worsh today, so I did." Do any of the rest of you remember this
habit of speech? What about saying "crick" meaning a small, moving body of
water (creek?) I also remember hearing a lot of folks say "yuns", but my
father was pretty particular about us kids not picking up any of this
vernacular. What I'm trying to figure out is how he managed to escape these
speech patterns, or overcome them, considering that he was born and raised in
Natrona Heights.

Irene Crawford


Researching the following in Allegheny Co. and other western PA areas: SMITH
(CHRISTIANSON/CHRISTENSEN) - Sweden>PA, - IRWIN - England>PA, DIXON - PA, DAY
- Ireland>PA, DYER, HENNINGER, JACK, STUART, PORTER

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