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#1 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Thought the fellow PA-staters would enjoy this. :D  Also, this could help teach the "foreigners". :watch_over_fence:

 

TALKING PENNSYLVANIAN

For those who think we Pennsylvanians 'talk funny' or use 'big words'...

Once a Pennsylvanian, ALWAYS a Pennsylvanian!

About Pennsylvanians: You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything but ‘Philly’ and New Jersey has always been ' Jersey .'

We don't go to the beach -- we go ‘down the shore.'

You refer to Pennsylvania as 'PA' (pronounced Pee-Ay).
How many other states do that??

'You guys' (or even 'youze guys', in some places) is a perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men and women.

You know how to respond to the question ‘Djeetyet?' (Did you eat yet?)

You know that the Iggles play football and so do the Stillers.

You learned to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Wilkes-Barre , Schuylkill , the Poconos, Tamaqua, Kutztown, Tunkahannock, Bala Cynwyd, Kishacoquillas, Duquesne and Monongahela, also Conshohocken.

And we know Lancaster is pronounced Lank-ister, not Lan-kaster.

You know what a ‘Mummer’ is, and are disappointed if you can't catch at least highlights of the parade.

At least five people on your block have electric 'candles' in all or most of their windows all year long.

You know what a 'State Store' is, and your out-of-state friends find it incredulous that you can’t purchase liquor at the mini-mart.

Words like 'hoagie,' 'crick,' 'chipped ham,' 'dippy eggs', 'sticky buns,' 'shoo-fly pie,' 'lemon sponge pie', 'pierogies' and 'pocketbook' actually mean something to you. (By the way, that last one's PA slang for a purse!)

You not only have heard of Birch Beer, but you know it comes in several colors.

You know the difference between a cheese steak and a pizza steak sandwich, and you know that you also can't get a really good one anywhere outside of the Philly area. (Except maybe in Atlantic City on the boardwalk.)

You know that Blue Ball, Intercourse, Paradise, Climax, Bird-in-Hand, Beaver, Moon, Virginville, Mars, Bethlehem, Hershey, Indiana, Sinking Spring, Jersey Shore, State College, Washington Crossing, Jim Thorpe, King of Prussia, Wind Gap, and Slippery Rock are all PA towns ... and the first three were consecutive stops on the old Reading RR! (PS - That’s pronounced Redd-ing.)

You can identify drivers from New York , New Jersey , Maryland or other neighboring states by their unique and irritating driving habits.

A traffic jam in Lancaster County is 10 cars waiting to pass a horse-drawn carriage on the highway. (And remember ... that’s Lank-ister!)

You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

As a kid you built snow forts and leaf piles that were taller than you were..

You know beer doesn't grow in a garden, but you know where to find a beer garden.

You actually understand all this and send it out to other Pennsylvanians or former Pennsylvanians. It's scary, isn't it!

YEAH! THAT'S GOOD OL' ‘PA’ AND WE LOVE IT!

And send it to people that never lived in PA and confuse them, because nice matters.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Thanks, spot on. 

Only another PA'er would laugh out loud at that.

 

Oh, and another for the list.

The grammatically incorrect phrase "You've got a Friend in Pennsylvania" was on our license plates for years... And was chosen from thousands of slogans as part of a contest.



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 01:00 PM

Our one coworker says "youins" all the time.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 01:02 PM

" Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow."

 

Man is that true,

couple of years ago I left for a Case roadtrip to Punxsutawney, PA from my little town here in MA.

I was thinking no problem, it's mostly the PA turnpike :bigrofl:

Little did I know that it's the longest, bumpiest, pot hole filled road in America, with dead deer and tire rubber

everywhere you look :D  :smilewink:



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 01:09 PM

When traveling in Pa there are two seasons. We have three months of winter and nine months road construction. 


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 01:43 PM

I kinda wish PA was closer. Foreigner approved good.gifThanks for posting.



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 02:40 PM

" Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow."
 
Man is that true,
couple of years ago I left for a Case roadtrip to Punxsutawney, PA from my little town here in MA.
I was thinking no problem, it's mostly the PA turnpike :bigrofl:
Little did I know that it's the longest, bumpiest, pot hole filled road in America, with dead deer and tire rubber
everywhere you look :D  :smilewink:

Where in the world is Punxsutawney,PA! LOL I know a guy there.........

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 03:05 PM

Where in the world is Punxsutawney,PA! LOL I know a guy there.........

I didn't even see Phil!



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 03:23 PM

We have a town for every occasion.

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 03:36 PM

We have a town for every occasion.

Maine has a sense of humor too. foreign countries and presidents :hijacked:  sorry

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:24 PM

I have to say that I agree with the never ending roadwork.  Every time I have driven in PA, I always hit some type of roadwork.  I do love the names of the towns.



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:39 PM

Only state I've run into this situation.

 

3 years ago, I drove to PA to pick up snowmobile.

Before I got there, I stopped for gas, and thought I'd get a six pack for my pizza

that I was going to have in my room later.

Nope, dry county.

I did my stuff, and headed back home.

Before my stop for the night, I saw a liqour/beer store. They could only sell me a 24 pack.

I didn't want that, as I was going to cross the border in the morning. They told me

I could go across the street, and get a 6 pack to go out of the bar. I did that, and then went to the

motel down the road. Then I went to the bar, while I waited for my pizza. The bar tender

mixed me a rum, and said I could have one to go, once my pizza arrived.

 

I'm still trying to figure out what the heck those laws/rules are trying to accomplish.



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:55 PM

Maine has a sense of humor too. foreign countries and presidents :hijacked:  sorry

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Which way is the buggy shop?



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Don't forget the phrase's:

 

I gonna ride bike.

Throw Pappy down the steps, his slippers.

Throw the cow over the fence some hay.

Don't forget to outin' the light.

 

Pennsylvania Menu:

 

Pig Stomach

Stuffed Peppers

Corn beef and cabbage

Spanish rice

Hamberger stew

Mashed taters and beef gravy

Dandilion dressing

Deviled eggs

Pickled beets

Red beet eggs

Fried turnips

Potato cakes

Souce

Ham, potatoes and stringbeans

Wedding soup

Baked corn

rubarb pie

and Si Futz and Reva!



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 06:35 PM

A few more for the menu.

 

    Haystacks - start withcorn chips as a base then a layer of mashed taters, lettuce, onion, tomato, and topped with sour cream and ranch

    Hobo meal - place burger on tin foil and taters on top. Pile veggies on top. Wrap tightly and throw in camp fire.

 

  And we can't forget Shady Maple, the biggest buffet around.






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