1. You are and/or know a yinzer.
Pittsburgh, like the cities of Boston and New York, has its own dialect — most recognizable by the word yinz (plural for “you,” derived from “you ones”). Thus the yinzer is a Pittsburgh native who speaks with the accent and vocabulary unique to this area. You can tell a yinzer by the vowels: double Es become I, and Os are always a nasal AH sound. A yinzer preparing for a Sunday out will say, “Hey yinz, I’m gonna go take a shaher before we go dahntahn n watcha Stillers n’at.”
The yinzer is a dwindling breed. My parents are yinzers, yet I am not. Luckily, there are still a few parts of the city where the accent is alive and well. A map of Pittsburgh highlighting yinzer habitat would look much like a bullseye, with high yinzer activity taking place in the city and outlying areas. The suburbs are sadly mostly yinzer-free.