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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Default Most Yinzer Neighborhood

It seems like Pittsburgh is becoming less yinzeresque by the day. Some of the river towns still have a yinzer feel to them, but what about within city limits? I have been taking taking the 91A bus into Downtown for years through Lawrenceville. Five years ago or more, I would have voted for Lawrenceville, not any more. It is now a diverse neighborhood of blacks, caucasians, asians, artists, students, and some yinzer types still hanging on. I also frequent the East End neighborhoods. They are not yinzer at all. North Side? Not so yinzer. South Side? Not any more.

I'll admit, I do not know much about neighborhoods like Carrick, Beltzhoover, Allentown, and others south of the Monongahela. Maybe others can decide if they are yinzer or not. To me, the City of Pittsburgh is not dominated by yinzers at all. The poor people living in the low lying areas who always get flooded "when the crick come up" are from outlying areas, not from the city of Pittsburgh. So anybody that says Pittsburgh is full of yinzers would be wrong.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Troy Hill, Spring Hill and Spring Garden all struck me as Yinzerific. As for the neighborhoods to the south, any Yinzer influence there will probably be declining soon as more Hispanics move in and all the Yinzers move away from the "coloreds."
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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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I live in Stowe Township/ Mckees Rocks. It's as yinzerific as it gets.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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I live in Stowe Township/ Mckees Rocks. It's as yinzerific as it gets.
Could not agree more n'at. I seen it with my own eyes.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Could not agree more n'at. I seen it with my own eyes.

True. I seen the crick come up out that way too.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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and I had to ride my brother into town
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Could not agree more n'at. I seen it with my own eyes.
I done seen it with my own eyes.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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I done seen it with my own eyes.
Exaggeration.

I lived in the Pittsburgh area for 15 years, and not once did I hear anybody use "done" as an interjection prior to a verb. The first time I ever heard that was in Georgia.

On the other hand, I did hear "I seen" frequently among my dumber classmates at school.

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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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I seen drives me nuts. I heard that in the 60's, shouldn't that be gone by now, or am I just being ignorant.
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Unread 03-30-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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South Side? Not any more...

The poor people living in the low lying areas who always get flooded "when the crick come up" are from outlying areas, not from the city of Pittsburgh. So anybody that says Pittsburgh is full of yinzers would be wrong.
Yinzers aren't always poor and they're not always from flood areas.

Being from Fox Chapel, you know that it's rare to hear Pittsburgese in Sharpsburg, Etna and Millvale.

Yinzers tend to be in the old steel mill towns. While South Side isn't filled with yinzers, there are still many of them there.

I've met quite a few yinzers who live in Bethel Park. Their family moved there from South Side, and they still talk Pittsburghese even though they "moved up".

It seems to me that the yinzers dispersed into the South Hills more than the North Hills. That's probably because they didn't want to cross the river. LOL
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