You Just Might Be a Yinzer If…

You Just Might Be a Yinzer If…

1.  I ask you to hand me one of those “Gum-Bands” an’ you actu­ally know what I’m talk­ing about.
2. You walk care­fully when it is “slippy” out­side.
3. You often go down to the “crick.“
4. You’ve told your chil­dren to “red up” their rooms.
5. You can remem­ber telling your lit­tle brother/sister to stop being so “
nebby.“
6. You’ve got­ten hurt by falling into a “jag­ger­bush”.
7. Your mother or grand­mother has been seen wear­ing a “babushka” on her
head.
8. You’ve “wor­shed” the clothes.
9. You didn’t have a spring break in high school.
10. You know you can’t drive too fast on the back roads, because of the deer.


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11. You know Beaver Val­ley , Tur­tle Crick, Mars, Slip­pery Rock, Green­tree
and New Cas­tle are names of towns. And you’ve been to most, if not all, of
them.
12. A girl walks up to three of her girl friends and says,“HEY,YINZ GUYS!“
13. You hear “you guy­ses” and don’t think twice. Exam­ple: “you guy­ses hause
is nice.“
14. You know the three rivers by name and under stand that “The Point” isn’t
just on a writ­ing instru­ment.
15. Some­one refers to “The Mon” or “The Yough” and you know exactly what
they’re talk­ing about.
16. You remem­ber the bliz­zard of 2010 &1993 (or 1976, or 1950, or 1939
or…) and remem­ber not being able to go out­side because the snow was over
your head and you would have suf­fo­cated.
Yinzers17. Some­one starts the chant, “Here we go Still-ers!” and you join in. In the
proper cadence, wav­ing the appro­pri­ately col­ored towel.
18. Bob Prince and “There’s a bug loose on the rug.” hold spe­cial mean­ing for
you.
19. You’ve either eaten a Farkle­berry Tart or know some­one who has.
20. You drink pop, eat hoa­gies, love per­o­gies and one of your favorite sand­wiches
actu­ally has coleslaw and French fries ON it.
21. You know what a “still mill” is.
22. You expect temps in the win­ter to be record-breaking cold and temps in
the sum­mer to be record-breaking hot.
23. You know what Eat ‘N Park is and fre­quently ate break­fast there at 2:00
AM after the bar closed and made fun of peo­ple.
24. You order “dippy eggs” in a restau­rant and get exactly what you wanted.
25. You spent your sum­mers, or a school pic­nic at Luna Park , Ken­ny­wood,
West­view, Sand Cas­tle, or Idlewild.
26. You’ve been to the Braun’s Bread Plant or Story Book For­est for a school
field trip.
You Just Might Be A Yinzer27. “Chipped ham” was always in your refrig­er­a­tor when you was growin’up.
28. You refuse to buy any condi­ments besides Heinz unless a Pitts­burgh
athlete’s pic­ture is on the side of the con­tainer.
29. When you call the dog or the kids you shout, “Kum-mere” and they come.
30. Franco, Roberto, and Mario don’t need last names and you can recite
their exploits by heart.
31. Food at a wed­ding recep­tion con­sists of riga­toni, stuffed cab­bage, sauer­kraut
and pol­ska kielbasa.

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