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Pittsburgh Mythbusters

by Michael Nizankiewicz, PhD. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 07:17 PM
Pittsburgh Mythbusters

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First, I must confess that, while I no longer live in Pittsburgh, I am a native and I still love that city.

Despite the fact that "The Burg" went through its first renaissance in the late 1940s to clean up its air and beautify the city, it amazes me how many people still believe the Pittsburgh urban myth that this is a dirty city laden with smoke-belching steel mills. So, let's clarify a few misconceptions with these Pittsburgh mythbusters:
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Adventure Activities in Pittsburgh - Try if You Dare

by Mary Schneider. Posted Sep 23rd 2010 06:54 PM
Adventure Activity Pittsburgh

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When most people think about visiting Pittsburgh, they think of taking in a Steelers game, perusing the fabulous downtown shopping district, or strolling along the Ohio River. The more adventurous, however, might be looking for an adventure activity in Pittsburgh. If you are one of those folks, Pittsburgh offers a variety of thrills, chills and challenges just daring you to try them.
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Pittsburgh Slang

by Melanie Linn Gutowski. Posted Sep 14th 2010 05:39 PM
Pittsburgh Slang

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Pittsburgh slang is a blend of regional vocabulary and a distinctive accent, with a few choice phrases in the mix. Don't go there expecting straightforward American slang -- Pittsburgh's local language is unique.

For example:

"Yinz guys goin' dahntahn n'at?"

Know what I'm "talkin' 'baut?" If not, then your vocabulary needs "redd up."

Few landmarks leave as lasting an impression on visitors to Pittsburgh as the local lingo does. Intriguing linguists and tourists alike, "Pittsburghese" can also baffle those who aren't in the know. Here's a short guide to the most commonly used Pittsburgh slang terms and phrases.
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Safe and Dangerous Places in Pittsburgh

by Scott Allan. Posted Sep 14th 2010 01:58 PM
Areas to Avoid Pittsburgh

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By most standards for a safe city in America, Pittsburgh, Pa., generally gets high marks. And it's getting safer. The city of about 330,000 people recorded just 39 murders in 2009, down from 72 the year before. Even some of the neighborhoods with the highest crime rates have a lot to offer in terms of cultural activities, so they're not necessarily areas to avoid in Pittsburgh. But if you're visiting the area and you want to stay safe, here is a brief run-down of the safe and dangerous places in Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh with Teens: A Perfect Family Day

by Kitty Cruiser. Posted Sep 13th 2010 11:56 AM
Pittsburgh with Teens: A Family Vacation

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Family travel with teens in tow doesn't have to be a chore, particularly in cities like Pittsburgh where there are tons of things to do, restaurants to visit and attractions to enjoy. The only problem youÕll have when visiting Pittsburgh with teens is trying to decide which fun-filled activities to choose. Below are some family vacation ideas to help make your trip to the 'Steel City' enjoyable for everyone.
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