Over at Twitter there’s a fantastic hashtag —
Uh, let me translate for those of you not on Twitter: “Over at that site where people communicate in 140 characters or less, there’s a fantastic label categorizing certain messages…”
That category is this “Whatmakesmeayinzer.”
Forget for a moment our debate over whether “yinzer” is positive or negative because I am right and you are wrong and yinzer is negative.
[winky emoticon so you know I’m just kidding]
The point of the hashtag is, “What makes it evident that you’re from Pittsburgh.”
There are some really awesome ones:
But this one really struck home:
I didn’t realize until I was married that “dippy eggs” or “dip eggs” as we called them in our family, was not the correct way to refer to it. I always ordered dip eggs at local restaurants and I was never given a “WTF?” look. I would ask for dip eggs and they’d bring me dip eggs goshdarnit. Eggs that you dip your toast in. This is so basic.
So I got married ten years ago and one morning I asked my new husband to make me some dip eggs and you’d have thought I’d ask for eggs with hair of goat.
“Dip eggs? What is a dip egg?”
“An egg. That I can dip my toast into. Dip. Egg.”
“Would you be meaning an over easy egg by any chance?”
And that’s when I looked at him like he’d said “egg with ball of donkey.”
Over easy? Who ever heard of such a thing?
So I learned him good and then asked him to say “focus” for me.