Shit People From Pittsburgh Say

Well, this is going viral:

Once again, I’m faced with the problem that I can’t understand the Pittsburgh accent very well and of course, the YouTube captions aren’t helping AT ALL:

Dupage burning their brands, indeed.

And this? This is “jagoff”:

It is now so. Bhargav.

However, the parts I did understand? HILARIOUS.

Of course, if you asked me to compare Wayne Gretzky and Mario, I’d be all, “[stands on top of a mountain and raises her hand in the air] Lemieux. [Begins digging a hole to hell] …”


  1. Ali
    February 14, 2012 1:07 pm


  2. Jaime
    February 14, 2012 1:17 pm

    I just got homesick! gotta love the ‘burgh

  3. G-Man
    February 14, 2012 1:18 pm

    Another thing about the way Pittsburgh people speak is – and you have mentioned this before – the leaving out of words. In this case, it’s the word “that” between “Shit” and “people.” I saw your post’s headline in a newsfeed and I immediately wondered “Who are the ‘shit people’ and why are they from Pittsburgh?”

  4. spoon
    February 14, 2012 1:42 pm

    I’m SO smackin Stargell’s ass at the opener.

    • bucdaddy
      February 14, 2012 5:31 pm

      Remind me that you’ll be there. Thinking of hitting Las Velas before or after, depending on when Ginny will get there.

  5. Caroline
    February 14, 2012 2:36 pm

    This is one of those things that made me laugh so hard I snorted, which of course makes my cat look at me like “the heck is your PROBLEM”.

    Oh, Pittsburgh, you and your ridiculous streets, I miss you.

  6. hoosierburgher
    February 14, 2012 2:52 pm

    shopping at hoity toity giant eagle…i almost peed.

  7. Tony Dorsett
    February 14, 2012 3:18 pm

    Them guys ain’t real Pittsburghers, they’re wearin’ State Penn gear. And what the heck is the 60th street bridge? Jagoffs…

    Hail to Pitt!

  8. Kacie
    February 14, 2012 4:18 pm

    Lol! “How did I end up on this side of the river?” that has happened to me many times. And also “Uh oh, getting on the parkway without meaning to” has happened a lot.

  9. Adam
    February 14, 2012 4:40 pm

    You forgot “Take Bigelow”

  10. Dr Kevlar
    February 15, 2012 6:54 am

    Don’t forget the ever-popular dropping of “to be.” As in: “You need slapped” v “You need to be slapped.” Or “The house needs painted” v “The house needs to be painted.”

    I’m gonna redd up and worsh the dishes.

  11. korie
    February 15, 2012 9:58 am

    “You’re not from Pittsburgh, you’re from Cranberry.”

    So, so true.

  12. Erin
    February 15, 2012 12:39 pm

    Hahahaaaa. “Let’s ask these hipsters….LAWRENCEVILLE!”