Pittsburgh April 13, 2020
10 Things People From Pittsburgh Will Always Be Stubborn About
Let’s have some fun today, Pittsburgh! Everyone knows Pittsburgh’s an awesome city, and Pittsburghers are some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. However, we can also be pretty darn stubborn about some things. Here, in fact, are 10 things people from Pittsburgh will also be stubborn about.
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1. It has to be Heinz.
Pittsburgh’s a Heinz town. Thinking of changing your business’s Heinz ketchup to Hunt’s? Ask Kennywood Park how that worked out for them. The amusement park changed to Hunt’s to save money. It didn’t go over well. Needless to say, Pittsburghers want Heinz and that’s just what we got (back).
2. The Terrible Town is a Burgh thing -
Myron Cope came up with the Terrible Towel, and just about every Pittsburgher has one. Don’t disrespect it (or your team will likely lose), and definitely don’t try to replicate it. Once upon a time, Baltimore Ravens fans tried waving white towels. That didn’t sit well with Pittsburghers, and can you blame us?
3. Kennywood will never be the same without the Turnpike or the Log Jammer.
Every Pittsburgher grew up going to Kennywood – from our school picnics to family get-togethers. We’ve had rides come and go, but the loss of some still gives us a bad taste in our mouths. Like not walking into the park and seeing the Turnpike and saying goodbye to the Log Jammer. Both are Kennywood icons, now but memories.
4. We speak Pittsburghese.
You can take us out of Pittsburgh, but you can’t take Pittsburgh out of us. Word of advice: Don’t try either. One local college, however, tried to do just that – offering a class in how to lose your Pittsburgh accent.
5. We’ll always call it Star Lake.
No matter how many times Star Lake Amphitheater has its name changed, we’ll still call it Star Lake. After all, who can keep up with all of the name changes? (Today, it’s S&T Bank Music Park.)
is a tunnel monster.
Maybe there is. Maybe there isn’t. For whatever reason – a tunnel monster or something else – Pittsburghers will always fly down the Parkway East, just to slam on the brakes and start crawling as the Squirrel Hill Tunnel gets closer. No one can change it.
7. Bike lanes…it’s a thing.
Pittsburgh’s streets have their own bike lanes, to make biking safer for bikers. However, those bike lanes haven’t gone over well with some Pittsburghers, who bring up their “uselessness” incessantly in Facebook comments on news articles. (Which side are you on – pro or anti-bike lanes?)
8. Pittsburgh sports teams are the best.
Yeah, you can’t change Pittsburghers’ minds when it comes to that – unless, of course, you’re talking about the Pirates. After countless losing seasons, plenty of fans are just fed up with management. But, the Steelers and the Penguins? They’ll fill up the stands at every home game.
9. We’ll always have Isaly’s.
Delis come and delis go, but nothing brings Pittsburghers together like Isaly’s. Every town had an Isaly’s way back when. What was your favorite – the chipped chopped ham sandwiches? The ice cream? Or the golden fries?
10. There’s no place like home…
Dorothy was certainly right. There’s no place like home. Whether we live here all of our lives, move away and come back, or move away and just visit, we’ll always call Pittsburgh our hometown. Would you have it any other way?
What are some other things people from Pittsburgh will always be stubborn about? Join the conversation in the comments! Did you know that Pittsburghers also rank in the top 35 cities with the
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