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rickmastfan67:

--- Quote from: tylert120 on August 23, 2022, 11:20:21 AM ---The PA Turnpike exit for PIT Int'l (exit 10) forgot the -h on Pittsburgh  :-/



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Somebody should get bitch slapped for that mistake. LOL!

Crown Victoria:

--- Quote from: rickmastfan67 on August 24, 2022, 02:48:59 AM ---
--- Quote from: tylert120 on August 23, 2022, 11:20:21 AM ---The PA Turnpike exit for PIT Int'l (exit 10) forgot the -h on Pittsburgh  :-/



--- End quote ---

Somebody should get bitch slapped for that mistake. LOL!

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Back during the late 1800s and early 1900s, Pittsburg was the official spelling of the city's name, decided in part due to the fact that the 1816 city charter omitted the -h. This is most famously seen on the Honus Wagner baseball card from 1909.

However, the original, current, and proper spelling is with the -h. That sign should be changed ASAP.

Fun fact...the guy who named Pittsburgh, General John Forbes, was a Scotsman. He most likely pronounced Pittsburgh like he would (and we still) pronounce Edinburgh. So, have we been saying Pittsburgh incorrectly all this time?  :hmmm:

thenetwork:

--- Quote from: Crown Victoria on August 24, 2022, 10:39:58 AM ---
--- Quote from: rickmastfan67 on August 24, 2022, 02:48:59 AM ---
--- Quote from: tylert120 on August 23, 2022, 11:20:21 AM ---The PA Turnpike exit for PIT Int'l (exit 10) forgot the -h on Pittsburgh  :-/



--- End quote ---

Somebody should get bitch slapped for that mistake. LOL!

--- End quote ---

Back during the late 1800s and early 1900s, Pittsburg was the official spelling of the city's name, decided in part due to the fact that the 1816 city charter omitted the -h. This is most famously seen on the Honus Wagner baseball card from 1909.

However, the original, current, and proper spelling is with the -h. That sign should be changed ASAP.

Fun fact...the guy who named Pittsburgh, General John Forbes, was a Scotsman. He most likely pronounced Pittsburgh like he would (and we still) pronounce Edinburgh. So, have we been saying Pittsburgh incorrectly all this time?  :hmmm:

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Every once in a while, I see Cincinnati spelled with Two "T"s (Cincinnatti). 

74/171FAN:
I saw this on the 511PA site this morning:


--- Quote ---PA Turnpike Planned Detour - The Northeast Extension (Interstate 476) will be closed between the Quakertown Exit 44 and the Lehigh Valley Exit 56, Sat. Sept. 10th at 11:30PM through Sun. Sept. 11th at 6:30AM.
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Crown Victoria:
An audit of the PTC was recently completed by PA's Auditor General which expresses concern over the PTC's debt level, the sustainability of annual toll increases, and the amount of unpaid Toll-By-Plate invoices:

https://www.penncapital-star.com/blog/audit-recommends-lawmakers-act-to-ease-pa-turnpikes-financial-squeeze-on-motorists/

https://www.paauditor.gov/Media/Default/Reports/Pennsylvania%20Turnpike%20Commission%20-%20Audit%20Period%20June%201,%202018%20to%20June%2013,%202022.pdf

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