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Old 08-16-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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My point is, by trying to pick up one state accent, it's by letting the orignal residents down and thinking that you are making fun of them. Again, I'm orignal from Pittsburgh, PA, and were born with the PA accent.
Pittsburghese isn't a state or PA accent. Why do you believe it is?
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Still don't quite understand why do people call PA folks pittsburghese? Of course, what else can people call us? Not saying that's a bad name to use. To understand your question, I believe that orignal people from Pittsburgh or any other city, is just has that natural accent and outsiders (no offense) are trying to pick up their accent and learn it. It just like me trying to pick up an Southern or any other accents besides my own. I wouldn't even try to. As though, just like us Americans trying to pick up or learn different other countries accents (chinese, latin, and so forth.) It maybe fun to try to pick up and learn different accents from others, but let's think how they would feel. Some might be fine with it, but how about the others?
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Still don't quite understand why do people call PA folks pittsburghese?
People call people from the region surrounding Pittsburgh "Pittsburghese"....not everyone from PA. The state is pretty big and there are various accents and cultural differences all throughout, ya know. N'at. ;-)
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I really have a bone to pick with this attitude.

Would you go to Vermont and think someone who talked "Vermontese" was an uneducated hick? Or Boston? Or Atlanta?

Why do you think it here?

Yes -- of course you're going to run into morons with the accent -- but you're going to miss a lot of intelligent people, too, if you just dismiss them as morons on the face of an ACCENT. It's just an accent.

My point exactly, compared to everything I said in this forum. This is the piece of the puzzle.

Should we all call folks in different cities and states and just add the "ese" after the city or state?

It really is uneithical.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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Unethical? I think you are confused. "Pittsburghese" is the term used to describe the unique dialect of the area, the Pittsburgh "language". Pittsburghese is not the PEOPLE. The people of this area are commonly refered to as Pittsburghers. Like New Yorkers, New Englanders, or Floridians, it's just a way to refer to the people of an area. Not sure why you find this offensive.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I was gonna say. "Pittsburghese" doesn't refer to people. It refers to the local dialect/accent spoken in the Pittsburgh area.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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I would just like to thank my dear, departed Mother who made sure I never uttered the words Yunz, I seen, or he done that.

Last edited by Copanut; 08-17-2009 at 12:42 PM.. Reason: spilling an'at
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm trying to disappoint everyone or some. I do understand, especially in the terms names the soldiers use in the army. Calling people in their religions. It is a long time system to make things easier for them, the government, and us. Don't mind me if I'm making things complicated. I like to start conversations sometimes.

Just one question though, Why does anyone wants to try to pick up an accent anyways not just Pittsburgh?
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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In any case, some people like accents. They are unique, n'at.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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It is very hard to learn, but even that it could take years to be good at it. Still wouldn't change your accent though. Everyone has one.
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