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Is Stephen King Really a Yinzer at Heart?

A tweet by the acclaimed author had fans of Pittsburghese buzzing.




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Horror author Stephen King has lived most of his life in Maine. So you would expect his knowledge of our unique dialect, commonly referred to as Pittsburghese, to be minimal at best (even though he did make a rare appearance for a book signing in Sewickley in June 2016). But he recently took to Twitter to profess his appreciation for our native tongue.
 

No one is quite sure what prompted King’s tweet, but the author collaborated with Romero on the 1982 film “Creepshow.” Romero directed the film, shot in and around Pittsburgh, for what was King’s screenwriting debut. When Romero died in July, King called the director “his favorite collaborator” and a “good old friend.” King’s initial tweet included a followup, which prompted dozens of Pittsburghese-like replies.
 

 

In addition, PM columinist Rick Sebak took the author to school on the correct way to pronounce the name of that grocery store.
 

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