Any yinzers here? I have crosswords for you!

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damefox
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Any yinzers here? I have crosswords for you!

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Post by damefox » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:31 pm

If you don't know what a "yinzer" is, you probably aren't one, but for general edification, a yinzer is someone from Western Pennsylvania, and especially the Pittsburgh region. It comes from "yinz," which is the regional way of saying "you all." (Full disclosure, I am not a yinzer; I am an import to Pittsburgh from Virginia.)

ANYWAY, if anyone here is a yinzer, or yinzer-adjacent, or just generally likes Pittsburgh, I have two Pittsburgh-themed crossword puzzles I've written that I thought might be of interest to anyone starting to experience cabin fever. One is kind of Pittsburgh-trivia themed, and the other is, well, you'll see. If you're interested in solving some Pittsburgh crosswords, email me at damefoxwords@gmail.com and I'll send .pdf and .puz files your way!

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Joe Ross
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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:11 pm

Somewhat familiar with yinzers from in-laws & friends from the area. I doubt I'd be able to solve a yinzer-heavy crossword without help from the duckduckgo, but am willing to try.

I've coined "zuh-zizzers" for greater-Cincinnati folk who insist on making everything plural, possessive, and then some. The ultimate example was a former co-worker who pronounced multiple instant messages via phone " texteses' " (four syllables, versus one).

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Al Sisti
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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:34 pm

I'm from Central New York, so I guess I'm a "yooz/youse" kinda guy.

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:50 pm

We have “yoopers” here in Michigan, but it comes from UP, for Upper Peninsula. No y’all kinda thing.

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Post by BarbaraK » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:59 pm

My mom grew up in Pittsburgh, and all of her siblings continued to live there. When I was a kid, living in Virginia, some cousins came to visit. I asked the younger one, "What time did you all leave home this morning?" He looked totally baffled, as if I was speaking another language, and turned to his older sister. She very discreetly whispered to him, "She means yinz."

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Post by lacangah » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:21 pm

Damefox - Thanks for the puzzles; my wife and I enjoyed solving the first one. Being in CA, I felt a little closer to friends and family near the Three Rivers. Will save the second one for a future weekend; yinz take care! :-)

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Al Sisti
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Post by Al Sisti » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:11 am

I've never heard of yinz... but I was a huge fan of one of your Pittsburgh bands; an Irish band called Ceann. Their shows were a laugh riot from beginning to end, and their leader and frontman -- Patrick Halloran -- was one of the funniest guys I've ever seen. He died tragically in Vermont in 2011, coming home from our favorite Irish Pub.

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