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Old 01-10-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Depends on the size of the kilt.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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It amazes me for a city like Pittsburgh to be so commonly spelled "Pittsburg" like the one in California and a few other states. Granted, that was how it was spelled for a decade or so from the 1890s until the early 1900s and even in it's early days, but still. Pittsburgh, PA is constantly in the news be it sports, medicine, education, arts, or whatever. One would think that in 2010 that it would be spelled correctly ALL of the time given the city's prominence. Yet, we see visitors to this forum who otherwise seem to be intelligent leaving offf the H. Does it really bother me? Well yes, it actually does a little. This never happens to Filadelphia or Chicogo.

Note: There over thirty Pittsburg's in the USA. There is only one Pittsburgh. The H was added to distinguish it from the wannabees.

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It's because people think they know how to spell "Pittsburgh" already. (Yet Pittsburghers are somehow the "ignorant" ones. *lmao*)
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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Depends on the size of the kilt.
It should go from your navel to your knees. Anything else is up to the imagination.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:57 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Any time you have a name with more than one spelling, people are going to spell it wrong. I grew up in the Beaver Falls suburb of "Patterson Heights". There is also Paterson, NJ. Guess how our little borough's name gets spelled sometimes? It's funny, too, to see Pittsburghers spell "Harrisburg" or "Bloomsburg" with an "h". I also once lived in Ithaca, NY, wich many, many people spelled "Ithica" on mail addressed to me. It drove me nuts. I do correct people, but it helps to keep your sense of humor.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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What are you, a Raven's fan???
haha no I am not a Ravens fan, hate the Ravens. I was just pointing something out that is all.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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When I was young and at the Kansas City airport I asked for a ticket to Pittsburgh (thinking there was only one) and am glad I read the tickets. The H was missing. She wrote me up for Pittsburg, Kansas.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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That would have blown. Been to the Kansas version and for those of you from Pittsburgh who complain about Pittsburgh, go visit Pittsburg.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Technically the intelligent way to spell it would be Pittsburg, because Pittsburgh is grammatically incorrect, but either way the "H" is the right way! LOL
I don't care how it is pronounced. People should know how to spell such a prominent city. I don't get upset. It just puzzles me that it is so widespread.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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If they can spell Albuquer...well, no, they probably can't....
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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It just puzzles me that it is so widespread.
Geographic knowledge in the U.S. is pretty bad--you can find all sorts of studies to that effect, including young Americans having trouble finding U.S. states on a map and such. The fact they often guess wrong about how to spell Pittsburgh may be unfortunate, but personally, I don't find it puzzling.
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