Pennsylvania Slang, It's A Thing. Do You Know These 20 "Typical" PA Things?

Can you PAss this PA quiz?

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 Apr 12, 2019
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Question: 1/20Choose Your Answer!

It’s way easier to say ____ than it is to say Pennsylvania all the time. Wherever you are, you can instantly tell someone else is a local when they say ____!

Question: 2/20Choose Your Answer!

Nittany Lions are the mascot for which of these PA schools?
Penn State!
Temple University!
Drexel University!

Question: 3/20Choose Your Answer!

“I’m heading to New Jersey for some beach time with the fam!”
Oh why didn’t you say you were heading to the sandy shoals?
Oh why didn’t you say you were going down the shore?
Oh why didn’t you say you were heading south?

Question: 4/20Choose Your Answer!

You could practically consider which of these an extra holiday for Pennsylvanians?
First day of Spring
Last day of Fall
First day of hunting season

Question: 5/20Choose Your Answer!

You don’t want to get caught between a _____ fan and a ______ fan. The rivalry is intense.
Steelers; Lions
Eagles; Steelers
Eagles; Lions

Question: 6/20Choose Your Answer!

But if you see a Terrible Towel, you’ll know you’re at Heinz field, cheering on the _______.

Question: 7/20Choose Your Answer!

It’s always entertaining to try a ______ in a different state and see how it compares to the real thing back home.
Grilled cheese
Lobster roll
Philly cheesesteak

Question: 8/20Choose Your Answer!

The South may use “y’all” but in PA you’ll here:
Youse and yinz
Youse guys and all y’all

Question: 9/20Choose Your Answer!

You could say Pennsylvanians have a sweet tooth, after all, ______ started here.

Question: 10/20Choose Your Answer!

And if you want a head rush, instead of just a sugar rush, head on over to:
Knott’s Berry Farm
Worlds of Fun

Question: 11/20Choose Your Answer!

Don’t confuse it with scrabble, scrapple is:
A dish made of pork scraps. Don’t knock it ’til you try it
A fight outside a Steelers game
A card game

Question: 12/20Choose Your Answer!

True or False: Blue Ball, Intercourse and Virginville are real town names.
Yeah, our ancestors had a sense of humor!
Ha, no way!! Why would you name a town that?

Question: 13/20Choose Your Answer!

______ Beer has a long history with PA. Of course you’re drinking it!
Reyn (pronounced Wren)
Breunt (pronounced Brunt)
Yuengling (pronounced Ying-ling)

Question: 14/20Choose Your Answer!

Cold cut sandwiches are known by a LOT of names, but you probably hear this one the most:

Question: 15/20Choose Your Answer!

______ isn’t just a convenience store, it’s a way of life.
Quickie Mart

Question: 16/20Choose Your Answer!

Odds are you’ve gotten down at a wedding reception in a _______ before! Small towns have to make use with what they’ve got.
Fire Hall
Coffee Shop

Question: 17/20Choose Your Answer!

You can make a Pennsylvanian real mad by calling their state:

Question: 18/20Choose Your Answer!

And if ONE more out-of-stater asks you if you ride a _______ everywhere, you’re going to lose it.
Golf cart
Horse and buggy

Question: 19/20Choose Your Answer!

Everyone knows about cheesesteak, but PA also makes some mean:
Hard Toffee
Soft Pretzels
Spicy Pickles

Question: 20/20Choose Your Answer!

Leave the _____ State? No way! I love PA way too much to move away!
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QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

What is your Pennsylvania IQ score? Are you smart about PA? How much do you really know about the Quaker State? Are you smart enough to get a perfect score on this ultimate Pennsylvania challenge? Do you actually speak the same language as all the East Coast locals? We know you have it in you to ace this quiz if you try hard enough! Are you obsessed with Pennsylvania foods like cheese steaks wit whiz, hoagies, and shoofly pie? Are you a diehard fan of sports teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia 76ers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Pittsburgh Pirates? Have you been to Hershey Park more times than you can count? Did you know that the Liberty Bell has plenty of misspellings? Do you know all about the Pennsylvania Dutch? What about the history of the Amish? Have you visited all the best cities in this great state, including Philly, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Allentown, Erie, Scranton, Lancaster, Bethlehem, West Chester, Altoona, Gettysburg, Johnstown, Williamsport, Greensburg, Doylestown, and more? Do you know your way around Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philly? If you can answer yes to all of these questions, then we think you have what it takes to make it to the end of the quiz. So what are you waiting for? Hit the play button now and prove you’re a total Pennsylvania local through and through. Beware some of the trickier questions that only a real East Coaster will be able to answer correctly. Good luck!