Ask an out-of-towner the first thing that comes to mind when he or she hears “Pittsburgh,” and you’ll probably hear the Steelers a lot. Pittsburgh is known as a football town but what may not be quite as well-known to non-Pittsburghers are the things that Pittsburghers will never do, including:
1. Rooting for the Ravens or…
Not going to happen. The Ravens are enemy #1.
2. The Phillies or…
The interstate rivalry between Pittsburgh and Philly keeps going strong. You'll never catch a real yinzer rooting for the Phillies or...
3. The Flyers.
Cheering for the Flyers. And, if there are Philly fans in the stands in Pittsburgh, Pittsburghers will drown them out with their cheers for the black and gold.
4. Choosing Hunts.
Heinz reigns in Pittsburgh. Daring to choose Hunts over Heinz ketchup is just, well, blasphemous.
5. Saying “y'all.”
Real Pittsburghers say "yinz" and understand the unique language of Pittsburghese.
6. Asking for a soda.
Soda. What's that? On this side of the state, we proudly order and drink pop.
7. Staying home because of the weather.
Harsh weather never scares us. Pittsburghers will still show up in droves to Buccos' games in the rain, Steelers games in the snow, and Kennywood in the scorching heat.
8. Panicking when snow is forecast.
It takes a little more than snow to scare Pittsburghers, although we might drive considerably slower just to be safe.
9. Ignoring someone in need.
Pittsburghers are known for their kindness and will never ignore someone who needs help.
10. Disrespecting our elders.
We respect and salute the generations who came before us.
11. Obeying all the traffic laws.
Driving in Pittsburgh can be, well, something of a challenge. Most of us, even if unintentionally, have broken a traffic law or two at one point.
12. Insulting the Burgh.
We don't insult our hometown and we don't take too kindly to those who do. In fact, we call those people jagoffs.
13. Leaving and never coming back.
No matter where we go or how far we roam, we Pittsburghers always find our way back home.