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Old 04-30-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Let it be known to all that the proper abbreviation for "Pittsburgh" is "Pgh"!

The University of Pittsburgh is "Pitt" (not "UPitt")

"Pitts" just sounds derogatory =p

It is decreed!
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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^^While I agree with you, give the newbies a break!

People come on to the Denver forums and make the same kind of "mistakes", and we gently try to correct them.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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Well then my username is unacceptable, from now on I am Ca2pgh
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Me? In fairness, I'll be at Pitt in Pgh :P
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Hey, it's all the same. I know what city you guys are referring to. In my book, it's no biggie.
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Pittsburgh International's airport code is PIT
and PGH is Pantnagar India.
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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Pitt, Pgh, Pit, Burgh.....whatever im smart enough to know what means...to be honest I get more irritated by Pittsburg than anything

Outside of Pittsburgh no one even knows what Pgh stands for I ve never even seen it used outside the burgh....but everyone knows and uses Pitt to abbrv. Pittsburgh

Last edited by Blackbeauty212; 04-30-2011 at 02:49 PM..
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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It's no big deal, just sayin' =p

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Originally Posted by Katiana View Post
^^While I agree with you, give the newbies a break!

People come on to the Denver forums and make the same kind of "mistakes", and we gently try to correct them.
I'm being quite gentle...aren't I? Particularly with the "stick out tongue" at the end, inserted so show this thread's lighthearted nature =p


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Originally Posted by MathmanMathman View Post
Pittsburgh International's airport code is PIT
and PGH is Pantnagar India.
It has nothing to do with airport codes; Pgh (well, the city itself at least) was around before airplanes. If anything I'd bet it has to do with railroad abbreviations (Our Amtrak station code is PGH).

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Outside of Pittsburgh no one even knows what Pgh stands for I ve never even seen it used outside the burgh....but everyone knows and uses Pitt to abbrv. Pittsburgh
I've used "pgh" enough with my friends in writing that they've taken to calling Pittsburgh "The P-G-H" in speaking =p
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Well, I'm not going to be gentle about it:

If you are planning a move to Pittsburgh, happen to stumble across this forum, and are still spelling it Pittsburg in your posts, then you're a lazy idiot. "Pittsburgh" and "Burgh" are prominently and permanently displayed at the top of this forum four times. There's no excuse for misspelling this.

Ditto to calling it "UPitt". "UPitt" is used NOWHERE on Pitt's website, campus, merchandise, sports teams, college application, or promotional literature. In fact, they go out their way to brand university-related materials with a big, fat "PITT" on it. Again, there's no excuse to use this abbreviation unless you're a moron.

If you can't take a minute to learn the proper names for Pittsburgh or Pitt, then just stay home. Good riddance.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I personally don't like it one Pittsburgh, PA is spelled "Pittsburg" in 2011. This should not happen for a major city like Pittsburgh. Why does it bother me? I don't know, it just does.
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