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TALKING PENNSYLVANIAN

Once a Pennsylvanian, ALWAYS a Pennsylvanian!

About Pennsylvanians:


You’ve never referred to Philadelphia as anything but ‘Philly’ and New Jersey has

always been ‘ Jersey .’

We don’t go to the beach; we go ‘down the shore.’

You refer to Pennsylvania as ‘PA’ (pronounced Pee-Ay).
How many other states do that??

‘You guys’ (or even ‘youze guys’, in some places) is a
perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men and women.

You know how to respond to the question ‘Djeetyet?’ (Did you eat yet?)

You learned to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Wilkes-Barre , Schuylkill , T amaqua, Kutztown, T unkahannock, Bala Cynwyd, Duquesne, Monongahela and Conshohocken.

And we know Lancaster is pronounced Lank-ister, not Lan-kaster.

You know what a ‘Mummer’ is, and are disappointed if you can’t catch at least highlights of the parade.

At least five people on your block have electric ‘candles’ in all or most of their windows all year long.

You know what a ‘State Store’ is, and your out-of-state friends find it incredulous that you can’t purchase liquor at the mini-mart.


Words like ‘hoagie,’ ‘crick,’ ‘chipped ham,’ ‘dippy eggs’, ‘sticky buns,’ ‘shoo-fly pie,’ ‘lemon sponge pie’, ‘pierogies’ and ‘pocketbook’ actually mean something to you. (By the way, that last one’s PA slang for a purse!)

You not only heard of Birch Beer, but you know it comes in several colors.

You know the difference between a cheese steak and a pizza steak sandwich, and you know that you also can’t get a really good one anywhere outside of the Philly area. (Except maybe in Atlantic City on the boardwalk)

You know that Blue Ball, Intercourse, Paradise, Climax, Bird-in-Hand, Beaver, Virginville, Sinking Spring, Jersey Shore, State College, Washington Crossing, Jim T horpe, King of Prussia, Wind Gap, and Slippery Rock are all PA towns … and the first three were consecutive stops on the old Reading RR! (PS – T hat’s pronounced Redd-ing.)

You can identify drivers from New York , New Jersey , Maryland or other neighboring states by their unique and irritating driving habits.

A traffic jam in Lancaster County is 10 cars waiting to pass a horse-drawn carriage on the highway. (And remember …that’s Lank-ister!)

You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

As a kid you built snow forts and leaf piles that were taller than you were.

Flyers Advance!!

Wooohooo Go Flyers! Way to beat them Caps!

Next stop Round 2 vs. Montreal

Go Flyers!

Phila: Ugly, constipated, miserable? Trust us

Check out this article about Philly. From Philly.com

Phila: Ugly, constipated, miserable? Trust us

Some excerpts from the article:

“Philadelphia has been called many things.
In history books, the city is warmly mythologized as “The Cradle of Liberty.” We take comfort in the knowledge that our name means “The City of Brotherly Love.”
But in recent years, Philadelphia has become the target of some pretty vicious name-calling. ”

“The latest affront comes from Forbes magazine. It’s just labeled us one of the Most Miserable Cities in America.”

“In a poll taken last year by Monmouth University, 49 percent of New Jersey adults said they wanted to move out of the state. North Carolina and Florida lead the list of dream destinations.” ~But they didn’t want to pay the toll to get out of Jersey. πŸ˜‰

“”Trust. It’s a non-negotiable thing,” Weiner said. “And trust is determined by the quality of local government and the quality of relationships people have with one another.”
Scientists and economists tend to agree. Trust is not only essential for happiness, it’s a fundamental requirement for a functioning economy.”

Rocky Balboa

I just finished watching Rocky Balboa. I put it off for a long time, because I couldn’t imagine how they could make another Rocky movie. You know though, I have to admit. I really liked it. Being originally from the Philly area the Rocky movies are always a little bit of home. I mean I grew up on this. Even with my reluctance to watch the movie in the end I felt the excitement just like all the other movies. I wanted to see the underdog from South Philly win!

“Philly is on the Verge” — Fast Company

The Magazine Fast Company recently released it’s list of the top cities in the world. They created 4 lists: Fast Cities, Too-Fast Cities, Slow Cities and On The Verge Cities. There’s also a great map showing all the cities. Philadelphia is ranked in the “On the Verge Cities” under “Urban Innovator”. Go Philly! Check it out.

Soccer, Soccer and more Soccer….

Tonight I’m heading down towards Philly to play a game with Dawn’s coed team. It’s the first time we every played on a team together. Should be fun. πŸ˜‰

The game is at 7, then I have game in Lancaster at 10. It’s going to be a busy night…

Tonight will complete full week of playing everyday! Ok, last Friday I didn’t play soccer, but I did run 3 miles. That counts right? You’d think I’d be in good shape…. πŸ™

Sixers vs. Cavs

Tonight I’m going to my first pro basketball game. I’m pretty excited! A friend of mine from soccer in Reading had an extra ticket. It’s the last home game of the season. I don’t know where the seats are, but if you are watching the game tonight (7pm: CSN, NBALP)look for me. πŸ˜‰

My Domain…

Slowly I’m increasing my power through the Ether.. HA HA HA! (That was my evil laugh. Not really so effective on a blog posting…)

Well anyway… I’m now the Organizer or Assistant Organizer on three networking sites:

Lancaster German Group
Netzwerk Philadelphia – The German Network of Philadelphia
Americans In Munich

There are links on the right side of the page too.

Check them out and join my dominions! HA HA HA H… oh sorry got carried away. πŸ˜‰