Thursday, June 20, 2013

"This would do it"

I should have posted this when the news cycle included the debate over the North Side's historic district.  Still worth a read from the PG: They look over plans for renaissance of Northside


Which begs a really really important question.  When did 'North Side' become two words?  A modernism?  We need to start a crusade for the proper use of Pittsburghese.  Maybe an office like they have in the Vatican making up new latin words as needed. 

7 Comments:

Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

Since we don't call it the Eastend or the Southside, it just feels wrong. It probably arrived with the advent of more people fiddling on keyboards for recreation.

Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Andy Muhl said...

And when did it get divided into North Shore and North Side. Folks on the "North Side" remind me that they are not part of the "North Shore." And when did "Deutschtown" become a subdivision of the North Side? In the spirit of NS naming conventions, should it not be called "Deutsch Town?"

Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger Vannevar said...

I think it's the imposition of spell checkers rejecting "NorthSide"

Friday, June 21, 2013 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger Andy Muhl said...

This would
be the first time Sign makers or designers used spell check.

Friday, June 21, 2013 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look at the official City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods map, Central Northside is just one neighborhood among many in the north side of the city (North Shore is it's own distinct neighborhood as well).

So doesn't it makes sense to use two words to refer to the area of the city that's north of the Ohio/Allegheny rivers? But if you're just referring to the Northside neighborhood, it's one word (Central Northside technically)?

PDF map
Clickable map

Friday, June 21, 2013 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Andy, it's easy. When talking about sports/touristy things, it is "North Shore". When talking about crime, they refer to "north Side".

Friday, June 21, 2013 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Any thread about North Side history deserves a link to the late Baldy Regan, whom Tom Murphy called, "Mr. North Side."

Good excuse to share this 55 second clip from the '87 Today Show visit to Pittsburgh: Baldy Regan - Mr. North Side.

Note the documentary support for You'uns over Yinz.

Baldy Regan was included on the list of the "Souls who enriched our lives" by the Trib back in '02.

Friday, June 21, 2013 1:28:00 PM  

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