Quiz: Are You Fluent in Pittsburghese?

Quiz: Are You Fluent in Pittsburghese?

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By Jay Simms

December 23, 2022

Every region has its own dialect, but in Western Pennsylvania, the language is a little more distinct. Let’s see if you’ve got the knowledge to navigate Pittsburgh without looking like a tourist.

What kind of food do you order as dippy?

  • Eggs
  • Ice cream
  • Chili
  • Salad

If someone says "n'at," what are they trying to convey?

  • Etcetera
  • I'd like a Nathan's hot dog
  • No kidding?
  • Gotta go!

If someone calls you nebby, are they paying you a compliment?

  • No; they're calling me meddlesome
  • Yes; they're saying I'm a great cook
  • Yes; they're saying I'm well-dressed
  • No; they're calling me stubborn

What is a sweeper?

  • A vacuum cleaner
  • A broom
  • A mop
  • A truck

What is dahn?

  • A direction
  • An apology
  • A fighting stance
  • A dance


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