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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

PITTSBURGH FACTS

Our lecturer this course, Laura, has been talking about her hometown in 1st BAC classes these last two weeks. 
She's been telling us about how the city grew in the past with the steel industry, bringing many immigants to the city, and why it's important now: good science and techonology universities and the film industry with many films having been shot there
She also talked about the important things from this city: 
HEINZ, the food processing company started there, 
and the different sport teams: 
- the Pittsburgh Steelers (American football team which has won the Super Bowl more times than any other team in the USA), 
- the Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball)
- the Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey)... 
Moreover, she showed us the famous Pittsburgh skyline which can be seen from the Duquesne incline. To end she commented the way people from Pittsburgh speak, their peculiar accent: Pittsburghese, which was chosen the worst American accent by an online poll some years ago.
Here's the video we saw to prove about the accent and to show how nice it is to see Pittsburgh from the incline. Have a look... See how much you can understand...

Video Pittsburgh skyline & incline:





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