It's Pittsburgh vs. Philly in 'America's Ugliest Accent' Tournament
If we best the City of Brotherly love, we’ll advance to round No. 3 of Gawker’s competition.
PHOTO BY JENNIFER YANG
Do yinz want to win a contest? Now's our chance n’at. Gawker is holding a nationwide poll to see which city has the “ugliest accent.” The linguistics tournament currently is in round No. 2, pitting Chicago against Boston and Pittsburgh against Philadelphia. We Pittsburghers are a proud bunch — despite the poll’s unfortunate title, we want to win this darn thing.
Unsurprisingly, we cleared the beat Atlanta in the first round, 76 to 24 percent. Now we’re up against a familiar rival: Philadelphia. Right now, we have a sizable lead — 56 to 44 percent — but we have until 1 p.m. tomorrow to advance to round No. 3. So vote!
While you wait to see the results, check out this example of Pittsburghese in all of its butchered-English glory — a classic WDVE-FM “Pants N’at” skit.
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