No, It’s Not Nonsense - It’s PA Lingo. How Much Do You Know?

Don't worry, it's not all cheesesteaks and quakers

Silver Linings Playbook, jennifer lawrence, liz, geo, fall
The Weinstein Company
 Feb 11, 2019
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Question: 1/18Pick Your Answer!

Who in the world are the Nittany Lions?
A local band
A police force
A football team

Question: 2/18Pick Your Answer!

Pennsylvanians love a good party... sometimes you guys even party it up in a local _______!
High school gym
Fire hall

Question: 3/18Pick Your Answer!

No way you're saying "Pennsylvania" all the time! The most common way locals abbreviate the state is to ______.

Question: 4/18Pick Your Answer!

If your friend asks you to grab some "hoagies" with them for lunch, you know you'll be eating:

Question: 5/18Pick Your Answer!

A quick sign of a tourist or recent transplant is the way they pronounce "Reading." Only locals know that it's pronounced:

Question: 6/18Pick Your Answer!

The whole world knows that PA is all about cheesesteak, but yinz also really love some delicious soft ______.
Potato Chips

Question: 7/18Pick Your Answer!

Yeah, PA has a lot of history! Which important historical item can you find displayed in Philadelphia?
Peace Monument
The Liberty Bell
Plymouth Rock

Question: 8/18Pick Your Answer!

Other states don't even know about this pie, but PA can thank the Pennsylvania Dutch for which of these?
Shoofly Pie
Key Lime Pie
Peach Pie

Question: 9/18Pick Your Answer!

If you're at a Steelers game, you'll definitely see people proudly waving around their _____ Towels!

Question: 10/18Pick Your Answer!

But if you're a(n) ______ fan, you'd want nothing to do with that towel!

Question: 11/18Pick Your Answer!

Scrapple is a local PA dish traditionally made with scraps of _____.

Question: 12/18True or False?

You can find real towns here called Blue Ball, PA and Intercourse.
Absolutely false, why would anyone choose those names?
True, ha ha.

Question: 13/18Pick Your Answer!

Due to the large Amish population, it's not unusual to pass a _______ in the road every now and then, depending on where you are!
Horse Drawn Carriage
Golf Cart

Question: 14/18Pick Your Answer!

Out-of-staters might get a little tripped up pronouncing which of these PA beers?
Dos Equis

Question: 15/18Pick Your Answer!

"Hey, can you whip me up some sunny-side eggs for breakfast?"
"Oh, you mean Zippy Eggs?"
"Oh, you mean Dippy Eggs?"
"Oh, you mean Happy Eggs?"

Question: 16/18Pick Your Answer!

C'mon, it's not Root Beer, it's ________! Get it right.
Sap Beer
Lemon Beer
Birch Beer

Question: 17/18Pick Your Answer!

Soft pretzels, cheesesteak, and _______ chocolate! Here in PA, we really know how to eat well.

Question: 18/18Pick Your Answer!

Man, oh man, you really really do love the _____ State, and all of it's quirks, too!
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