Name that Flyover city — November 20, 2019
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A review of today’s questions:
- Southerners say “ya’ll.” Philadelphians say “yous guys.” Natives of this city say “yinz.” What city are we talking about?
- Halsey Hall was born in this city and went on to be a sports reporter and announcer. He was the first to use the term “Holy cow!” as a home run call.
- The name given to a rivalry between two schools in this city is called The Bedlam Series.
And here are the answers:
- Pittsburgh, PA–Did yinz get the answer right? second-person plural pronoun is used mainly in Western Pennsylvania English, most prominently in Pittsburgh.
- Minneapolis, MN—Though most people think Harry Caray was the originator of that term, Hall was using it way before him. Hall began working in journalism in 1919.
- Oklahoma City, OK—The Bedlam Series refers to the athletics rivalry between Oklahoma State University Cowboys and Cowgirls and the University of Oklahoma Sooners of the Big 12 Conference.
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