Can You Decipher These Pennsylvania Slang Words?

How Pennsylvanian are you? Think you know the meaning of these slang words unique to the Keystone State? Take this quiz to find out!
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What does it mean to "red" something?
To move it out of the way.
To clean it up.
To throw it away.
To write it down.

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What does the word "wooder" mean?
Wine
Wood
Water
"Who's there?"

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What does it mean if it's "spritzin"?
Moving really fast.
Raining.
Snowing.
It's out of control.

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If you are eating scrapple, you are having...
Mashed potatoes with cheese.
Turkey covered in gravy.
A mix of stewed vegetables.
Left-over pork mixed with cornbread.

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What is a "crick"?
A small stream.
A tree stump.
A jagged rock.
A hiking trail.

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What is a "buggy"?
A truck.
A car.
A shopping cart.
A toy wagon.

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What is the word "yinz" used for?
To refer to a shady part of town.
It's the name of a type of sandwich.
Nothing. It's a nonsense word.
To refer to a group of people.

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What does it mean if someone says "Gesundheit"?
"Excuse me."
"Bless you."
"Grace." (Before eating a meal)
"You're welcome."

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If someone is going to a "State Store", what are they most likely going to purchase?
Beer
General merchandise
Cigarettes
Clothing

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What is a "dower"?
A dollar bill.
A negative person.
A person who lives downtown.
A shower.

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If a person is "nebby" they are what?
Annoying.
Vulgar.
Nosy.
Up to no good.

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What are "jaggers"?
Thorns
Joggers
Jeans
Knives

C+, Not From Pennsylvania, Are You?

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Your result indicates that you've never been anywhere near the Keystone State and don;t know a lick of either Pittsburghese or Pennsylvania Dutch.

B+, You're Okay!

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Maybe you've been to Philly or Pittsburgh a few times or have relatives who live in the area. Point is, the unique dialects of Pennsylvania are not completely lost on you.

A+, You're A True Stillers Fan

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You're Pennsylvanian through and through. You possess an excellent grasp of the local dialects and have no problem finding your way around town.
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What does it mean to "red" something?
To move it out of the way.
To clean it up.
To throw it away.
To write it down.
2
What does the word "wooder" mean?
Wine
Wood
Water
"Who's there?"
3
What does it mean if it's "spritzin"?
Moving really fast.
Raining.
Snowing.
It's out of control.
4
If you are eating scrapple, you are having...
Mashed potatoes with cheese.
Turkey covered in gravy.
A mix of stewed vegetables.
Left-over pork mixed with cornbread.
5
What is a "crick"?
A small stream.
A tree stump.
A jagged rock.
A hiking trail.
6
What is a "buggy"?
A truck.
A car.
A shopping cart.
A toy wagon.
7
What is the word "yinz" used for?
To refer to a shady part of town.
It's the name of a type of sandwich.
Nothing. It's a nonsense word.
To refer to a group of people.
8
What does it mean if someone says "Gesundheit"?
"Excuse me."
"Bless you."
"Grace." (Before eating a meal)
"You're welcome."
9
If someone is going to a "State Store", what are they most likely going to purchase?
Beer
General merchandise
Cigarettes
Clothing
10
What is a "dower"?
A dollar bill.
A negative person.
A person who lives downtown.
A shower.
11
If a person is "nebby" they are what?
Annoying.
Vulgar.
Nosy.
Up to no good.
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What are "jaggers"?
Thorns
Joggers
Jeans
Knives

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