Pennsylvania Lingo... Yeah That's A Thing! How Much Do You Know?

Real PA locals only, please.

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 Apr 04, 2020
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Question: 1/21Choose your answer!

How do locals typically shorten Pennsylvania when talking about it?
Usually as Penn State.
It's PA, c'mon!
We like to drop it to "Vania"

Question: 2/21Choose your answer!

PA natives love to cheer on which skilled college football team?
The University of Pennsylvania Quakers
The University of Pittsburgh Panthers
The Penn State Nittany Lions

Question: 3/21Choose your answer!

You know someone's a tourist, as soon as they pronounce Reading, PA as:

Question: 4/21Choose your answer!

What day is practically considered an unofficial holiday in PA, with some people even calling out of work?
First Day of Hunting Season
Black Friday
Philly Cheesesteak Day

Question: 5/21Choose your answer!

When someone refers to the "terrible towel," what are they talking about?
The Steelers rally towel
Someone who brings bad luck
A big storm

Question: 6/21Choose your answer!

Which two NFL teams call PA their home and completely divide the state's loyalty?
The Eagles and Patriots
The Eagles and Steelers
The Steelers and Giants

Question: 7/21Choose your answer!

In Philly they say 'youse' and in Pittsburgh they say 'yinz' what do these words mean?
It's a greeting
It means "you all"
Yinz is just another word for yams

Question: 8/21Choose your answer!

Any PA native will tell you that this PA amusement park is hands down the best!
Disney World
Six Flags
Hershey Park

Question: 9/21Choose your answer!

No, it's not a board game! _____ is actually pork scraps combined with cornmeal and flour.
Pig Patty

Question: 10/21Choose your answer!

Out-of-towners may struggle to pronounce PA's very own beer:
Yuengling! Ying-ling.
Cisco! Chisco.
Budweiser! Bud-visor.

Question: 11/21Choose your answer!

PA locals don't call it a creek, they call it a ______.

Question: 12/21Choose your answer!

Sounds odd, but it's fairly common to throw a party at your local ______.
High school gym
Fire hall

Question: 13/21Choose your answer!

What would you call "sunny side up" eggs?
Yummy eggs
Trippy eggs
Dippy eggs

Question: 14/21Choose your answer!

Others may refer to it as an Italian sandwich or sub, but around these parts, it's definitely a:

Question: 15/21Choose your answer!

Don't let the name confuse you! Which of these hot dogs is actually a PA staple?
Texas hot dogs
New York Hot dog
Chicago hot dog

Question: 16/21Choose your answer!

There are a lot of Amish in PA, so it's not uncommon to have to pass a ______ in the road every now and then.
Horse-drawn buggy

Question: 17/21Choose your answer!

Which of these foods is PA NOT known to make especially well?
Soft Pretzels
Fried Okra

Question: 18/21Choose your answer!

This might taste similar to root beer, but any local will be very quick to correct you that ____ IS NOT ROOT BEER.
Sassafras Beer
Birch Beer
Foxon Park

Question: 19/21Choose your answer!

Don't you worry now. There aren't any real flies in _____ Pie!

Question: 20/21True or False?

Blue Ball and Intercourse are all real PA towns.
Can't tell you why, but yes that's true.
Are you serious? Who would name towns that, false!

Question: 21/21Choose Your Answer!

Leave the _____ State? No way! I love PA way too much to move away.
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