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Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 12:34pm
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Born and raised in Iowa (Cedar Rapids), moved to Chicago, lived in Seattle for about 2 yrs., now back in the Chi-town, but reside in the 'burbs (Naperville area).
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Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 12:52pm
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People from pittsburgh have their own language.
No foul intended. My husband is from pittsburgh, we were just there a couple of weeks ago. They end most sentences with prepositions, say younz (how do you spell that) and have their own endearing 'isms!
I live in NJ, but born and raised in Colorado. I miss it sometimes. I went to college in Columbia, MO.

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 1:01pm
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youinz
with a drawl I don't even know how to phonetically spell it. you don't really say you y'inz someone help me....
means you all (ya'll)

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 1:20pm
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i think younz means "you ones." when i was little and living in winona, missouri; we had a babysitter that didn't like the way we said "ya'll" (we had just moved there from another area). she lined us up - my younger twin brothers, my little sister, and i - and made us say "you'ns" over and over. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
i think it's so funny that she fixed our slang with some of her slang.

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 10:36pm
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East Meadow, NY

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 11:41pm
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(edited) has got it! Is there a correct way to spell it, (edited)? I just guess-I have no clue!
It's just a slang way to address a group of people. The same as "you guys" & "you all" It's so well known in Pittsburgh though...everyone says it! I can even remember back in the day listening to the radio- WDVE 102.5...Jimmy & Steve on Friday morning screaming "Hey Y-un-z guys - it's Friday!!!" (Maybe they still do...although I don't think it's Jimmy & Steve anymore...do you know, (edited)?) I'm in MD now, not sure!
All this Pittsburgh talk makes me miss it & all my gal pals!!! Sniff, Sniff...I need to make a trip up there soon...

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 12:50am
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Actually, I'm getting a kick out of teaching others my Pittsburgh slang.
Getting an even bigger kick out of my husband's face when he hears this!!! (The way I speak can really irritate him at times, but he still married me! Go figure!)

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 2:01am
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Booandbrimom, my DH didn't live there as a child, only as a teenager, so I'm sure you didn't cross paths. But you both know the town!

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 2:03am
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We were in pitt a couple of weeks ago and I noticed my dh's English was regressing.
Ending sentences with prepositions drives me crazy....
Where's it AT
Show me IT

Posted on: Wed, 08/29/2007 - 2:20am
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uhhh, [i]it[/i] isn't a preposition. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
ygg

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