Talk Right: My Family’s Divergent Relationship with Pittsburghese


Starting in 1953 my parents Don and Shirley Flick traveled back to their hometown of Tionesta in rural northwestern Pennsylvania every weekend for the first 14 years of their marriage, picking up eggs from my Uncle Ralph and selling them in Pittsburgh to afford the gas money to drive back again. Once they no longer needed the extra cash, they drove the four-hour roundtrip eggless to and fro. Every. Weekend.

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