History Usefulnotes / Pittsburgh

29th Jan '18 3:42:35 PM dpisel01
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Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US state of UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.

Home of KDKA, the oldest commercial radio station in the nation and one of the few exceptions to the "W*** east of the Mississippi, K*** west of the Mississippi" rule. Pittsburgh is more of a Midwestern city than Philly; given the vast countryside ("Pennsyltucky") between them, they're practically worlds apart. It is also known as Steel City, due to being a booming ([[NeverLiveItDown and polluted]]) mill town for much of its history. Most of the steel industry has left, putting the city in an [[DyingTown economic slump]] for several decades. This tends to be the only thing most outsiders know about Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US state of UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region.economic and cultural hub of Western Pennsylvania. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.

Home of KDKA, the oldest commercial radio station in the nation and one of the few exceptions to the "W*** east of the Mississippi, K*** west of the Mississippi" rule. Pittsburgh is more of a Midwestern city than unlike the solidly East Coast Philly; given the vast countryside ("Pennsyltucky") between them, they're practically worlds apart. It is also known as Steel City, due to being a booming ([[NeverLiveItDown and polluted]]) mill town for much of its history. Most of the steel industry has left, putting the city in an [[DyingTown economic slump]] for several decades. This tends to be the only thing most outsiders know about Pittsburgh.



Despite rumors ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents and colorful accent]]) to the contrary, Pittsburghers do not import R's from [[HollywoodNewEngland New England]]. The most noteworthy colloquialism is "yinz", which is generally used in the place of "you all". Other, lesser used terms are "nebby" (nosey), "gum band" (rubber band), "buggy" (shopping cart), and "n'at" (a VerbalTic that stands for "and that," meaning "and so on"). Another habit is to turn the "ow" sound into "ah," such as "downtown" becoming "dahntahn". The city's residents themselves are something of a BrokenBase. Depending on whom you ask, Pittsburgh is either a clean, beautiful, artsy, vibrant city with affordable housing, relatively low crime, and plenty of good schools and job opportunities; or a [[DyingTown rusted-out]], uncultured shithole with dreary weather and notorious racial tension.

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Despite rumors ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents and colorful accent]]) to the contrary, Pittsburghers do not import R's from [[HollywoodNewEngland New England]]. The most noteworthy colloquialism is "yinz", which is generally used in the place of "you all". Other, lesser used terms are "nebby" (nosey), "gum band" (rubber band), "buggy" (shopping cart), and "n'at" (a VerbalTic that stands for "and that," meaning "and so on"). Another habit is to turn the "ow" sound into "ah," such as "downtown" becoming "dahntahn". The city's residents themselves are something of a BrokenBase. Depending on whom you ask, Pittsburgh is either a clean, beautiful, artsy, vibrant city with affordable housing, relatively low crime, and plenty of good schools and job opportunities; or a [[DyingTown rusted-out]], uncultured shithole with dreary weather and notorious racial tension.
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13th Jan '18 8:30:22 PM DesertDragon
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** Lest you think only white guys have things named after them in Pittsburgh, there's also the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Homestead Grays Bridge, named after Pittsburgh's Negro League Baseball team (Homestead is a suburb right outside the city).

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** Lest you think only white guys have things named after them in Pittsburgh, there's also the there are bridges in town named after Roberto Clemente Bridge Clemente[[note]]A Pittsburgh Pirates legend[[/note]], Rachel Carson[[note]]A local conservationist whose work led to the creation of the EPA[[/note]], and the Homestead Grays Bridge, named after Pittsburgh's Grays[[note]]Pittsburgh's team in Negro League Baseball team (Homestead is a Baseball, based in the inner suburb right outside the city).of Homestead[[/note]].
13th Jan '18 8:24:14 PM DesertDragon
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** Lest you think only white guys have things named after them in Pittsburgh, there's also the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Homestead Grays Bridge, named after Pittsburgh's Negro League Baseball team (Homestead is a suburb right outside the city).
15th Dec '17 6:05:58 PM JamesShade
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").

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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").
15th Dec '17 6:04:59 PM JamesShade
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").

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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips.trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").
11th Dec '17 5:02:25 AM MarkLungo
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* ''ComicBook/ThePitt''. In ''Star Brand'', one of the books in Creator/MarvelComics' short-lived ComicBook/TheNewUniverse, {{jerkass}}y Pittsburgh auto mechanic Ken Connell is given super powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. When Connell decides he wants to get rid of his powers, he winds up destroying the city. All that's left is a huge crater, which soon becomes a ForbiddenZone called "The Pitt".

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* ''ComicBook/ThePitt''. In ''Star Brand'', one of the books in Creator/MarvelComics' short-lived ComicBook/TheNewUniverse, {{jerkass}}y Pittsburgh auto mechanic Ken Connell is given super powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. When Connell decides he wants to [[IJustWantToBeNormal get rid of his powers, powers]], he accidentally winds up destroying the city. All that's left is a huge crater, which soon becomes a ForbiddenZone called "The Pitt".



* ''Fanfic/BeneathTheBoundlessBlue'' places [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Danville]] 20 minutes west of Pittsburgh.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BeneathTheBoundlessBlue'' places [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Danville]] Danville 20 minutes west of Pittsburgh.
10th Dec '17 11:36:04 AM nombretomado
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* Wiz Khalifa
* DonaldPBellisario - From nearby Charleroi

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* Wiz Khalifa
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* DonaldPBellisario Creator/DonaldPBellisario - From nearby Charleroi
26th Nov '17 4:09:59 PM nombretomado
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* {{Furry Fandom}}: The world's largest Furry convention, Anthrocon, has called Pittsburgh home since 2006. While the convention is not promoted as a public event (though anyone can buy a membership to gain attendance), the event draws many residents and their children to the bars and restaurants around the convention center to go "Furry Watching". Pittsburghers will also begrudgingly admit that Anthrocon is one of the few interesting events to happen at the convention center in a given year (But hey, who knows what the attendees from the ''Society of Bridge Engineers Conference'' get up to behind closed doors.) When the convention finally promoted an event for the public to attend, [[http://www.anthrocon.org/node/28359/anthrocon-2015-wrapup 5,000 people]] turned up.
21st Nov '17 1:39:41 PM nirao01
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* Joe Manganiello

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* Joe ManganielloCreator/JoeManganiello



* Julie Benz

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* Creator/GillianJacobs
* Creator/FMurrayAbraham
* Creator/ScottGlenn
20th Nov '17 9:46:58 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''WebVideo/ThePittsburghSOAPranos'' is filmed in Pittsburgh, and consists of a fictional soap opera about a real-life soap shop in Munhall.
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