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  • Born and raised in Hyland park. Remember when you can actually see the animals in the zoo? Remember when the fishing lake was clean? Went to Fulton then Peabody HS. Remember graduation at the igloo? Miss Original Hot Dog Shop and getting a once through the garden. Custard stand outside of Forbes Field seen Stillers play at Pitt Stadium up cardiac hill and riding the street car. Love the city, people and the food!

    Big D
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  • Been in NC for 30 years but I fondly remember early mornings in the DU student union cafeteria, the great club sandwiches at Sofi's next to the jail, the crazies in the William Penn Hotel, the trolleys, the Hill district garbage collectors at 4 am, swimiming in the fountain in front of the IBM bldg., never being afraid to be walking around town at any time, great boots at Flag Brothers, White Castle and the great bridges. God, what a fabulous place. GO STEELERS!!!

    Joe Huels

    atlantisjoe
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  • Great quiz! Born in the Burgh, raised in McKeesport (MASH class of '69). (Can't believe someone mentioned Brick Alley!) Left in "84 for Missouri, but my heart is still in the Mon Valley. There are so many more things that could be on the quiz, you'll have to do another one!

    Does anyone miss the Original Oyster House for fish sandwiches and buttermilk? Who remembers what Bob Prince meant when he called for a "bloop & a blast" or "we need a hoover"? Anyone know where China Wall is? How about the great DJs, TL, Chuck Brinkman (now in Texas), Porky Chedwick?

    Thanks to whoever put this together and all who commented for the wonnerful memories!

    RevWally
    1
  • Basically proves what I believe about yinzers. They are proud of their idiocy. I have never lived (thank GOD I left after only 8 years of yinzer hell) in an area where people were proud of being morons. You can have your horrible school systems, $4000 property taxes on an 80K house, corrupt unions, decaying dying steel/industrial towns (Sharon, Farrell, Elizabeth, Glassport, etc) and your immense high school dropout rate, your idiotic jargon, dying economy and your terrible road/highway system...

    ihatepa
    1
  • Scored 100%. Born & raised in Ford City. Used to listen to Porky Chedwick, Sir Walter (Sr. & Jr.), Brother Matt, Skinny Kenny (Brother Love), & Hal Brown on WAMO and then THE DOUBLE WAMO when they went FM in '64 or '65, also Mad Mike on WZUM. Been living in the mountains of Colorado 33 years, but fondly remember going to the Hurricane & Crawford Grille for some great jazz and Mount Washington for dinner on prom night. Go back ta Da Burgh every year in the summer, 'cause it's not slippy then.

    mycoolk
    1
  • 100% that's me. I've been away 10 yrs now and still call it home. I unfortunately live where the cheatn' Patys are playin' for their fourth. I miss everything from home, friendly people, an accent you can understand (ever try to understand the Boston accent?) and of course Black and Gold. I think it is the worst being here where Friday night is a date night...Hello we are supposed to go to all the HS football games! Don't let anyone tell you they are "diehard football fans" here in NE... They couldn't even keep up talking stats with me. We 'burgh chicks know our stuff! Go Steelers... and at this point GO GIANTS...can't have cheaters taking the trophy

    Robbieo
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  • Does anyone remember a drink concentrate called BLEND? It was made by Heinz and distributed locally only in the Pittsburgh area back in the 60's. I have been long removed from the Pittsburgh area but have many fond memories of the city. There was also a very popular drive-in on Banksville Rd back then, that was one of the first places to toast sub sandwiches....they could not sell them fast enough. Ring any bells for anyone?

    macnam
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  • Does anyone remember a drink concentrate called BLEND? It was made by Heinz and distributed locally only in the Pittsburgh area back in the 60's. I have been long removed from the Pittsburgh area but have many fond memories of the city. There was also a very popular drive-in on Banksville Rd back then, that was one of the first places to toast sub sandwiches....they could not sell them fast enough. Ring any bells for anyone?

    macnam
    1
  • Does anyone remember a drink concentrate called BLEND? It was made by Heinz and distributed locally only in the Pittsburgh area back in the 60's. I have been long removed from the Pittsburgh area but have many fond memories of the city. There was also a very popular drive-in on Banksville Rd back then, that was one of the first places to toast sub sandwiches....they could not sell them fast enough. Ring any bells for anyone?

    macnam
    1
  • I graduated high school in '72 at North Allegheny in Ingomar, go Tigers!! We used to go see the Pens play at the Igloo all the time, I remember we used to drive past Lester Wongs Chinese laundry to get there. Is it still there? After I graduated I joined the Navy and never made it back to the Burgh. We used to go deer hunting in Oil City and played golf at North Park golf course for 4 dollars for 18 holes.

    Leroy
    1
  • Great quiz! I'm still 100% Burgh though I've been gone for 24 years. Moved to the Burgh from Canada when I was 10, moved back to Canada years later with one heck of an accent. Other Canadians didn't understand me! Whaddya mean you don't know what I mean when I call you nebby? I still slip back into the accent when I talk to or spend time with my fellow Burgh friends! Still a diehard Stillers fan (Terrible Towels, Black & Gold clothes for game day and even a Steelers Smashball! LOVE IT!) and have no problems finding fellow fans here in Vancouver, BC. I loved living in the Burgh and still miss it.

    squiblet
    1
  • Lived near Pittsburgh for 40 plus years before moving to TN-what a great feeling when I run in to someone wearing a Stillers shirt or jacket and you can make an instant connection-it's like seeing family that you haven't seen for some time. Desperately miss the ethnic food and personality of the entire Pittsburgh area. There's no other place like it on earth!!!Glad I scored 99%

    Polish girl
    1
  • So i've been visiting Pittsburgh since I was about six years old...like once a year. I live; and have always lived, almost two hours west of Philly in Reading. Which is pronounced Red-ing...not Read-ing (what you to with a book). Ever play Monopoly? Reading Railroad? I hear those Goddamn trains all the time. Anywho, my sister went to Pitt. U. and never left the area. She lives in Murrysville and I actually got 71%! I plan to move to Pitts. in a year from now and other common words used are "sweeper" instead of "vaccum" and my brother-in-law still makes fun of my sister for saying, "i'm gonna jump through the shower."

    p.s. don't people ask for a "coke" or "pepsi" depending on what product the restaurant serves? I never call it soda and I refuse to call it pop.

    p.p.s I believe it was originally called "Soda Pop" in the 1900's when it was first manufactured, so no one wins.

    KEE0207
    1
  • I knew I would be 100% Pittsburgh. I have lived in Atlanta for 20+ years and still slip back into Pittsburghese when I'm with others from the 'Burgh. I get homesick when I watch Flashdance or Striking Distance, and there is no better music venue than the Syria Mosque (why didn't you guys save it - they saved the Fox Theater here. Jag offs). George Ford PITT '76 & '80, Eliz. Fwd. '72.

    georgeford54
    1
  • Of course I got 100%, even though I love living in Sunny Southern California, a piece of my heart will always be in Pittsburgh! I am an avid Steelers Fan and have a guest bedroom in all Steeler memorabilia. I am looking forward to coming back "home" for my high school reunion this August....and will quickly become a Pittsburgher as soon as I get there! You can take the girl out of Pittsburgh, but not Pittsburgh out of the girl!

    chellersmith1
    1
  • 100% Pittsburgh!! Born in Butler, moved to Atlanta in '88 but we (husband-born in Fla got 100% too) and son (born here in GA-sorry)all bleed black and gold! Love the Steelers and the Pens!! Go to all the Pens/Thrasher games in Pens jerseys! There's alot of us down here- as my husband says"you people are everywhere"! So if you come to Atl, don't be surprised if you see Steeler bumper stickers, license plates, flags and of course Steeler clothes! And if I see you, I'll come up and ask you where you are from and start talking football!

    hockeymom3
    1
  • Donna Said: Scored 100%, Born and bred both myself and husband. class '74. Been away since '80, but both our families still there. Carry my Giant Eagle card on my key ring. Stiller pics on our screen savers. Years ago working in a restaurant in jersey,waiting tables, customer asked me if I was from there, told him no, why? said I was too nice!!! Pgh people, nicest people in the world. MISS DA BURGH !!!!!

    mrstea
    1
  • Got a 100 of course. Been living in the Tampa Bay area since 1985 but I still bleed Black and Gold. Grew up in the Homestead area and graduated from Steel Valley High class of 1977. Anybody remember Mario's yard a beer in the Southside and Chaunceys at Station Square on a sunday night.

    Dan, Tarpon Springs, FL

    dastip
    1
  • Been away for 22 years and now live in Richmond,VA. Lots of Stiller fans down here. Scored 100%. Used to live in carrick on the Flying Fraction trolley line-77/54. Met my late wife at Linden grove, spent time on China Wall. Watching the submarines race. Enjoying Danny's Hogies. Took a seminar while at Duquesne at Frank n Wallys. Fondly recall hank Stohl and Knish, Bob 'How sweet it is" Prince and Myron Cope. lat but not least, O'Brien and Gary!

    tbfhimself
    1
  • Been gone since 1969, to the south, but I still scored 97%. But don't know that guy that talks funny, lol! Who is he? I just remember "Open that window Aunt Minnie, here she comes!" Go Pirates. I ALSO miss Isaly's chipped ham and skyscaper ice cream cones. Hoagies and Pierogis..Can't believe Hot Dog Shop in Butler closed. You can take a person out of Pittsburgh, but you can't take Pittsburgh out of the person. Go Stillers!

    guesswho
    1
  • Baldwin HS'68; left in '71. Still got 100 w/2 guesses! Always easy to recognize that western PA accent; and enjoy saying that's where I'm from too..wish I had stayed a little longer. Thanks to all for reminding me of things forgotten, Isleys, Kennywood, chipped ham... Quiz made me realize I need to take my college kids for a visit soon to show them where I grew up.

    virginia3
    1
  • Born and raised in Ambridge,PA and still not far from Da Burg.Jaggerbush,jaeatjet,Cardiac Hill,Hill District,redd up the house and can I barra a few dawers would have been great on this quiz,too.Make shur when you shop at Gineagle,to put chur groceries in da sack.I am educated and do not speak Pittsburghese but I shur do understanit.I don't speak like the rest of yunz guys even though I'm from da valley.Shuda aksd bout Bob Prince an da green weenie.I aced a 100%.I do love the Burgh.Anyone wanna join me under da clock dahntahn?(Kaufmann's) Alan Fanaca's gettin a raw deal and Kudos for Heath Miller.Gonna hear alot bout dat guy....need a new offensive co-ordinator.Tomlin's got a lot of work to do..Go Steelers

    BargainHunter8142
    1
  • I scored a 91% I moved to Charleston,SC about two years ago. I have visited since, and my heart remains with my family, my friends in Pittsburgh! We are a very unique city and I am very proud to say I am from Pittsburgh. As for you ihatepa, How dare you? I am not a moron, I am not an idiot, I am educated. Our School systems are a hell of a lot better than, were I am now.

    pghinsc
    1
  • This test gave me a chuckle and helps me remember all the wonderful nuances about Pittsburgh no matter how sophisticated, traveled, and or educated you become; especially when you realize that the rest of the wold has the wrong accent! You can take a Pittsburger out of Pittsburgh but you can't take the "Pittsburgh" out of a Pittsburgher!

    Pghburgers
    1
  • Left Western PA 29 years ago...back often for family. Miss the feel of the place...something unique about Saturdays in Oakland, Friday nigth at the Wooden Keg, Pitt Stadium before they had a wining team - we went for the fun and beer. Larry & Carol's pizza in South Oakland...better than Vincents no matter what anyone says. Jennifer- Near DC

    jennifer
    1

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