Weird language

Why Ravens Fans Hate Pittsburgh

January 14, 2009|By KEVIN COWHERD

Think the classic Bawlmer accent grates on the ears? OK, it does. But it sounds like Shakespeare compared with Pittsburghese, the tortured dialect of the Steel City.

Where to begin? "Stillers" for Steelers. "Dahntahn" for downtown. "N'at" for and that. "Nebby" for nosy.

And what's this business of "yinz" and "yunz" for the second-person plural pronoun?

What universe did that come from?

Kevin Cowherd

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