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Unread 02-03-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Swisshelm Park
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I agree that it's difficult, especially for newcomers, to make sense of a traffic report when the route numbers aren't included in the description. Houston was just as bad or worse about this. There, the Baytown East Freeway (east of downtown) and the Katy Freeway (west of downtown) both refer to I-10. And even worse, the North Freeway (north of downtown), Gulf Freeway (south of downtown) and the Pierce Elevated (elevated section downtown) all refer to I-45.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I've incorporated "nebby" into my vocabulary, but I leave "buggy," "gumband," and "it needs washed" to the natives.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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Isnt it "wohrrsh'd"?
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Unread 02-03-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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Well that's different. Seemed to me people were going on about an inability to understand it.
Just for the sake of clarity, I have always been responding to this statement above:

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Pittsburgh its "Parkways" North, East and West (THE WORST of the 3), we have a few members on here who refuse to use the term "Parkway" they mostly are transplants so they say the actual interstate route (I guess they feel its dirty).
Others may have been expressing a lack of understanding, but for me it is definitely a lack of will.

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But it's not difficult to flip back and forth, or at least I never found it such.
I find it takes me a small but annoying amount of effort. Maybe with practice it would be different, but I don't really see the need to practice.

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Once you know what it means then you can better understand things like traffic reports.
I never listen to those (I mostly don't drive when it would matter, and if I do want traffic info I tend to get it online--like with Google Maps, as you noted). Again, this is all just me explaining why I don't bother with the Parkway stuff.

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But I kinda like "slippy" after all these years. Even in a language full of strange stuff, it seems like that is a standout exception to the usual formation.
I also like "slippy".
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Unread 02-03-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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I've incorporated "nebby" into my vocabulary.
I sometimes use "nebby" too, and an occasional "jagoff".
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Unread 02-03-2012, 12:36 PM
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Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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Like West Coast they use "The" before every interstate hwy route...."The 5", "The 105", "The 405"...I never understood this....
Actually, here in northern Ca, we don't use "the" before the freeway number (we call them freeways). In SoCal they use the "the" prefix.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Will someone please red up the room?

And go outside and cut back those jagger bushes.

And get those highball glasses outta the cubbord.

Those cakeeaters are such jagoffs.

Kennywood's open.

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Unread 02-03-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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10 - I'll end with my observation of one pronounciation I've giggled at several times. Its called North "Versailles"...not "Vurrsales". I got stared down and caled a "fancy talker" the first time I said that.
Even in Atlanta we have a road Ponce de Leon which we pronounce Ponse duh Lee-on.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Will someone please red up the room?

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REDD

It's a real word n'at, ya jagoff!
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Unread 02-03-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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Local general vernacular for a multi-lane generally fast moving roadway is "highway". Parkway refers to specific roads and I think that dates back to when the project was termed the Penn-Lincoln Parkway for the highway being built through the region from the Turnpike to the airport. Which then became "the Parkway" in local parlance and then "east" versus "west" to denote the side of the city. The Parkway North wasn't born until the late 80s. Generally on the east coast parkway is used in the name of highways -- The Blue Ridge Parkway being another one -- but I've never heard anyone generically refer to a highway as a parkway. I've heard "expressway" used generically and also I-76 in Philly is known as the Schuylkill Expressway, but always thought "freeway" was just used on the west coast.
Very informative! Tried to rep you but apparently I need to spread it around a bit. I must think you spread a lot of wisdom
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