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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Author Stephen King gave Pittsburghers a seemingly random shout-out on Twitter on Monday morning.

The Pittsburgh accent has been called one of the “ugliest” in the United States, but King said he liked hearing the accent around the city when he was in town working with Carnegie Mellon graduate George Romero.

Hundreds responded to the tweet, with many tweeting in “Pittsburghese.”

The Pittsburgh accent was apparently still on King’s mind a few hours later when he tweeted a Pittsburghese exchange.

In case you didn’t understand that, that would be, “Did you eat yet?” “No, did you?”

King didn’t give any indication of what brought the Pittsburgh accent to his mind.

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