About Philly Natives:
You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything but 'Philly' and New Jersey has always been 'Jersey' AND You refer to Pennsylvania as 'PA' pronounced (Pee-ay).

You guys' is a perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men and women. AND
You know how to respond to the question "Djeetyet?"
You learned to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Wilkes-Barre, Schuylkill, the Pocono's, & Bala Cynwyd. And
We know Lancaster is pronounced Lankaster, not Lan kaster.

You know what a 'Mummer' is, and are disappointed if you can't catch at least highlights of the parade.

You know what a 'State Store' is, and your out-of-state friends find it incredulous that you can't purchase liquor at the mini-mart.

Words like 'hoagie,' 'crick,' 'sticky buns', pirogues and 'pocketbook' actually mean something to you. That's PA slang for purse!

You can eat cold pizza (even for breakfast) and know others who do the same. Those from NY find this 'barbaric'.

You know the difference between a cheese steak and a pizza steak, and know that you can't get a really good one outside Philly, except Atlantic City on the boardwalk.

You know that Blue Ball, Intercourse, Paradise , Climax, Bird-in-Hand, Beaver, Moon, Virginville, and Slippery Rock are PA towns. (and the first 3 were consecutive stops on the Reading RR).

You know what a township, borough,
and commonwealth is.


You can identify drivers from New York , New Jersey , Maryland or other neighboring states by their unique and irritating driving habits.


A traffic jam is 10 cars waiting to pass a horse-drawn carriage on the highway in Lancaster County.