13 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Pennsylvanians Have Their Own Language

Most of us Pennsylvanians would likely agree that we live in a pretty diverse state. Our diversity is what makes PA so special but we also share some commonalities. Take language. Most of us use words and phrases that might confuse those from other states. Here are 13 phrases that will make you swear Pennsylvanians have their own language.

*Disclosure: PA is such a diverse place that some of these words/phrases may only be used in one city or section of the state. Share your favorite purely PA words and phrases in the comments below!

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Of course, this just scratches the surface of all the unique phrases and words Pennsylvanians use. What else would you add to a part two of this list?