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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   A giant rubber duck floating down the three rivers of Pittsburgh? No one could a reason to argue about that, could they?   (post-gazette.com) divider line 70
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2013-09-24 09:22:55 AM
Yinz is a bunch uv jaggoffs n'at.
Makn' fun of pissbergers.
 
2013-09-24 09:51:16 AM
At least it wasn't a giant rubber dick.
 
2013-09-24 09:57:12 AM
I could a reason, but I won't.
 
2013-09-24 09:57:46 AM
Who's doing the proof reading today, George W Bush?
 
2013-09-24 09:58:17 AM
Your grammar is ducked?
 
2013-09-24 09:58:58 AM
Subby make Weasel brain hurt.
 
2013-09-24 09:58:59 AM
I'm amazed these guys haven't taken advantage of this marketing opportunity.
static.nfl.com
 
2013-09-24 10:02:03 AM
Trojan Duck.
 
2013-09-24 10:02:55 AM
Are incoherent Fark headlines a new meme, or something?  Did I not get the memo?

/naturally the mods will correct it and make me look like the idiot.
//something I probably deserve
///probably better I don't don't hit the Add Comment button
 
2013-09-24 10:06:09 AM
Baltimore has this problem with its "Honfest." The woman who claims its creation sends out cease-and-desist letters to area vendors before they've done anything, and claims sole right to every little item that could be related to the "Hon" image. Stirs up a lot of bitterness here it seems.

/shrugs
 
2013-09-24 10:06:39 AM
Italian subby?
 
2013-09-24 10:07:13 AM
Why a duck?

/Why a no chicken?
 
2013-09-24 10:07:14 AM
But who was phone?

Did you accidentally the whole thing?

/there, that should cover it
 
2013-09-24 10:07:39 AM
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?  Then one could a reason?
 
2013-09-24 10:08:18 AM

brimed03: Baltimore has this problem with its "Honfest." The woman who claims its creation sends out cease-and-desist letters to area vendors before they've done anything, and claims sole right to every little item that could be related to the "Hon" image. Stirs up a lot of bitterness here it seems.

/shrugs


Ha! Yeah, saw her on Restaurant Impossible or something.....she seemed delusional and insane.
 
2013-09-24 10:10:47 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why a duck?

/Why a no chicken?


Because ducks float in water. And if a chicken weighed as much as a duck, it would be a witch.
 
2013-09-24 10:11:45 AM
I used'ta could, gimme a minute and I might could again.
 
2013-09-24 10:13:24 AM
It could be worse than a giant rubber duck.

www.stratford-herald.com
 
2013-09-24 10:18:21 AM
Yinz is a bunch uv jaggoffs n'at.
Makn' fun of pissbergers. Well done Sir.

C'mon - it's Pittsburgh (Penn Hills, Monroeville, etc.) - who really cares. People belly ache about 'rednecks down south'... the inbred, angry blue collar heroes from Yunzville put them all to shame. I can honestly state that I'd rather die down south in NC than live one day in Pittsboyge drinkin eye-yun ceetie in m'Dwodge t'rod d'incline...
 
2013-09-24 10:19:08 AM
Good thing I live in Philadelphia, where nothing bad  ever happens with ducks in our rivers...

a.abcnews.com
 
2013-09-24 10:24:09 AM

bump: People belly ache about 'rednecks down south'... the inbred, angry blue collar heroes from Yunzville put them all to shame


'Ronud here, we biatch about the rednecks 'round here, honestly. You get outside of Pittsburgh and you rapidly land in Pennsyltucky territory. And the inbred, angry blue collar hero from Yinzville doesn't exist- in seven years living here, I've met exactly one person who actually worked a blue-collar job, and they stopped that 30 years ago. Mind you, it's actually kinda worse when you have office temps, IT professionals and insurance adjusters pretending that by virtue of being  in Pittsburgh, they're somehow some sort of scrappy, hard-working roughneck.

But those idiots are mostly being replaced by hipsters and Silicon Valley refugees anyway.
 
2013-09-24 10:31:09 AM

LionHound: I used'ta could, gimme a minute and I might could again.


Yuantto?
 
2013-09-24 10:31:43 AM
Relevant:

"We was headed for bear out on I One-Oh 'bout a mile out of shakey town
I said 'Pig Pen, this here is rubber duck and I'm about to put the hammer down'..."
 
2013-09-24 10:34:36 AM
Duck Season, Wabbit Seasin

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-24 10:40:26 AM
FTA - The Cultural Trust, which has paid to bring artist Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck Project to Pittsburgh, would like to control merchandise sold in conjunction with the event. "As a responsible arts presenter, we are committed to maintaining the integrity of the artist's work and all images affiliated with this public art installation .."

As a rural American who can barely comprehend what the hell goes on in cities, this para caused me to temporarily black out ..

When I came to I realized, self-important douches being self important, wrought up in First World Problems ..

/I gotta install more robust fencing.
 
2013-09-24 10:43:35 AM
"As a responsible arts presenter, we are committed to maintaining the integrity of the artist's work and all images affiliated with this public art installation,"

Except for that sonofab*tch with the duck
 
2013-09-24 10:51:14 AM

bump: Yinz is a bunch uv jaggoffs n'at.
Makn' fun of pissbergers. Well done Sir.

C'mon - it's Pittsburgh (Penn Hills, Monroeville, etc.) - who really cares. People belly ache about 'rednecks down south'... the inbred, angry blue collar heroes from Yunzville put them all to shame. I can honestly state that I'd rather die down south in NC than live one day in Pittsboyge drinkin eye-yun ceetie in m'Dwodge t'rod d'incline...


Dude....I grew up in Pittsburgh (west Mifflin) and I can't understand wtf you wrote.   If you are gonna use our slang, please use it right.   Or, at least pick up the book Pittsburghese by Sam McCool.
 
2013-09-24 10:59:29 AM
Intergrity = $$$, got it! I wonder if the artist gets a cut of the integrity?
 
2013-09-24 11:00:36 AM

t3knomanser: I've met exactly one person who actually worked a blue-collar job, and they stopped that 30 years ago.


Seriously???   How long have you lived in Pgh?  Damn dude, I'm surprised at that.  Have you met any steel workers?   I get that they are a dying breed, but they do exist.  In my own family, even.   *shakes head*   But I get what you are saying, blue collar jobs aren't as abundant as they used to be in Pgh.   At least we still have Edgar Thomas and Irvin Works.   Did they shut down Clariton?
 
2013-09-24 11:01:03 AM
www.containsmoderateperil.com

Someone gets all uppity over an event that is supposed to bring people together because they can't control it.
 
2013-09-24 11:01:48 AM
db66abc2c256b763aaef-ce5d943d4869ae027976e5ad085dd9b0.r76.cf2.rackcdn.com
 
2013-09-24 11:04:35 AM
Maybe we could get the First Lady to say that rubber ducks should have sufficient buoyancy to float.
 
2013-09-24 11:06:53 AM

vudukungfu: Yinz is a bunch uv jaggoffs n'at.
Makn' fun of pissbergers.


Picksburghers.

Learn ta spell, ya jagoff.
 
2013-09-24 11:10:45 AM
I must now make my way dahntahn this weekend to take some pictures of this thing...because why the hell not?
 
2013-09-24 11:12:24 AM
Money grab.
 
2013-09-24 11:17:27 AM

raerae1980: bump: Yinz is a bunch uv jaggoffs n'at.
Makn' fun of pissbergers. Well done Sir.

C'mon - it's Pittsburgh (Penn Hills, Monroeville, etc.) - who really cares. People belly ache about 'rednecks down south'... the inbred, angry blue collar heroes from Yunzville put them all to shame. I can honestly state that I'd rather die down south in NC than live one day in Pittsboyge drinkin eye-yun ceetie in m'Dwodge t'rod d'incline...

Dude....I grew up in Pittsburgh (west Mifflin) and I can't understand wtf you wrote.   If you are gonna use our slang, please use it right.   Or, at least pick up the book Pittsburghese by Sam McCool.


I second that. I think many people get their ides about PIttsburghese from Radio skits. The whole "n'at" hasn't been around that long. When I was a kid, you'd hear people say "n'stuff" or "n'shiat" at the end of every sentence, "I went out to 'sliberty to see my friends n'shiat."  Watch Pittsburgh Dad on Youtube and you get the gist of Pittsburghese, just tone it down a bit since he accentuates the accent. Yinz and jaggoff are the most recognizable slang terms. Worsh instead of wash, slippy instead of slippery. Down and house have the "w" sound missing. Everything else that people make fun of is over-exaggeration.
 
2013-09-24 11:21:03 AM
Oblig:

i.imgur.com

Same artist/ duck I assume?
 
2013-09-24 11:21:25 AM
I'd keep an eye on that if I were you.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-24 11:24:15 AM

MBooda: I'm amazed these guys haven't taken advantage of this marketing opportunity.
[static.nfl.com image 640x350]


Richie Tenenbaum, Dusty Hill, and the Hellava Good guy?
 
2013-09-24 11:27:55 AM

MarkEC: raerae1980: bump: Yinz is a bunch uv jaggoffs n'at.
Makn' fun of pissbergers. Well done Sir.

C'mon - it's Pittsburgh (Penn Hills, Monroeville, etc.) - who really cares. People belly ache about 'rednecks down south'... the inbred, angry blue collar heroes from Yunzville put them all to shame. I can honestly state that I'd rather die down south in NC than live one day in Pittsboyge drinkin eye-yun ceetie in m'Dwodge t'rod d'incline...

Dude....I grew up in Pittsburgh (west Mifflin) and I can't understand wtf you wrote.   If you are gonna use our slang, please use it right.   Or, at least pick up the book Pittsburghese by Sam McCool.

I second that. I think many people get their ides about PIttsburghese from Radio skits. The whole "n'at" hasn't been around that long. When I was a kid, you'd hear people say "n'stuff" or "n'shiat" at the end of every sentence, "I went out to 'sliberty to see my friends n'shiat."  Watch Pittsburgh Dad on Youtube and you get the gist of Pittsburghese, just tone it down a bit since he accentuates the accent. Yinz and jaggoff are the most recognizable slang terms. Worsh instead of wash, slippy instead of slippery. Down and house have the "w" sound missing. Everything else that people make fun of is over-exaggeration.


It's over exaggerated because sometimes you do get people that talk that way. The whole "stereotypes exist for a reason"

I was in Bloomfield a couple weeks ago and there was this 55ish white guy that I overheard. I almost swore he was speaking another language until a "Yinznos?" came out at the end of a sentence.
 
2013-09-24 11:35:56 AM
Jumpnowcouldhe was a dreg,
Jumpnowcouldhe had no legs,
Jumpnowcouldhe couldn't jump, now could he?
 
2013-09-24 11:44:50 AM

Thingster: It's over exaggerated because sometimes you do get people that talk that way. The whole "stereotypes exist for a reason"

I was in Bloomfield a couple weeks ago and there was this 55ish white guy that I overheard. I almost swore he was speaking another language until a "Yinznos?" came out at the end of a sentence.


I've never heard anyone say "Yinznos" I assume it's the same as "Ya know?"
There are exceptions in every dialect. You can't judge an entire region based off hearing 1 or 2 people.
When I was a kid, you didn't say "jaggoff" in front of your mother. or you'd get your mouth washed out with soap.
 
2013-09-24 11:51:31 AM

MarkEC: Thingster: It's over exaggerated because sometimes you do get people that talk that way. The whole "stereotypes exist for a reason"

I was in Bloomfield a couple weeks ago and there was this 55ish white guy that I overheard. I almost swore he was speaking another language until a "Yinznos?" came out at the end of a sentence.

I've never heard anyone say "Yinznos" I assume it's the same as "Ya know?"
There are exceptions in every dialect. You can't judge an entire region based off hearing 1 or 2 people.
When I was a kid, you didn't say "jaggoff" in front of your mother. or you'd get your mouth washed out with soap.


I'm fully aware of that. I'm just saying there are *some* people that do talk that way, so of course anyone that's being cheeky about the dialect is going to clamp onto the most extreme cases and run with it.

Think of the TV Minnesota/Boston/Alabama voices. Most people in those places don't speak the way the typical person from one of those places is depicted in media.

But some of them do.
 
2013-09-24 11:52:57 AM

raerae1980: bump: Yinz is a bunch uv jaggoffs n'at.
Makn' fun of pissbergers. Well done Sir.

C'mon - it's Pittsburgh (Penn Hills, Monroeville, etc.) - who really cares. People belly ache about 'rednecks down south'... the inbred, angry blue collar heroes from Yunzville put them all to shame. I can honestly state that I'd rather die down south in NC than live one day in Pittsboyge drinkin eye-yun ceetie in m'Dwodge t'rod d'incline...

Dude....I grew up in Pittsburgh (west Mifflin) and I can't understand wtf you wrote.   If you are gonna use our slang, please use it right.   Or, at least pick up the book Pittsburghese by Sam McCool.


My roommate in college (and still one of my closest friends) grew up in West Mifflin and still says "yinz".  I grew up in Cranberry and we didn't get many yinzers out there.  My grandmother on my Mom's side lived in Bethel Park and she rode the "streecar" into town all the time.  I think it's more of a South Hills thing from my personal experience, with a heavy concentration around Kennywood and Carnegie.

Pittsburgh Dad nails everything they do.  For me, 90% of my laughs at their videos are "oh man, I did that as a kid" or "my parents are exectly like that" and the remaining 10% is "I haven't thought of that in years!"  And I've heard guys in bars that talk like Stanley P. Kachowski from the DVE skits.  They're almost always wearing a t-shirt from a landscaping company or a softball shirt from a random bar.
 
2013-09-24 12:08:44 PM

vento: My roommate in college (and still one of my closest friends) grew up in West Mifflin and still says "yinz". I grew up in Cranberry and we didn't get many yinzers out there. My grandmother on my Mom's side lived in Bethel Park and she rode the "streecar" into town all the time. I think it's more of a South Hills thing from my personal experience, with a heavy concentration around Kennywood and Carnegie.

Pittsburgh Dad nails everything they do. For me, 90% of my laughs at their videos are "oh man, I did that as a kid" or "my parents are exectly like that" and the remaining 10% is "I haven't thought of that in years!" And I've heard guys in bars that talk like Stanley P. Kachowski from the DVE skits. They're almost always wearing a t-shirt from a landscaping company or a softball shirt from a random bar


I'm old enough to remember riding the streetcars downtown. There are some roads that still have the tracks even though they haven't been used in 30+ years. Chestnut St. on the North Side.
 
2013-09-24 12:13:05 PM

vento: and still says "yinz".


I still use Yinz and I haven't lived in Pgh for seven years.  Came back to visit family and friends this past summer and I was right back into using Pittsburghese.   In fact, my coworkers get a kick trying to decipher my slang.   Took them a while to figure out what a gumband is.  They still don't know what a sweeper is, LOL!
 
2013-09-24 12:26:56 PM
Unless Todd Haley is on it, who gives a shiat.
 
2013-09-24 12:33:00 PM

raerae1980: vento: and still says "yinz".

I still use Yinz and I haven't lived in Pgh for seven years.  Came back to visit family and friends this past summer and I was right back into using Pittsburghese.   In fact, my coworkers get a kick trying to decipher my slang.   Took them a while to figure out what a gumband is.  They still don't know what a sweeper is, LOL!


I moved here 10 years ago and the words "gumband" and "jimmies" took me a bit to figure out.  Especially "jimmies".
 
2013-09-24 12:39:56 PM
How do they get it to float upright?  Every large mass produced "rubber ducky" I have seen, and many of the small ones, tend to pitch forward in the water.  I doubt anyone actually test-floats them before going into production.
 
2013-09-24 12:47:08 PM

raerae1980: vento: and still says "yinz".

I still use Yinz and I haven't lived in Pgh for seven years.  Came back to visit family and friends this past summer and I was right back into using Pittsburghese.   In fact, my coworkers get a kick trying to decipher my slang.   Took them a while to figure out what a gumband is.  They still don't know what a sweeper is, LOL!


Ha ha ha!  That's awesome!

They should have used Pittsburghers during WW2 rather than the Navajo.  Instead of Windtalkers it could have been Yinztalkers.
 
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