"Yinzer*: A native or inhabitant of the US city of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania."
The 2019 YinzOR Student Conference, the 3rd YinzOR Conference, provides an opportunity for students whose research is in Operations Research, Management Science, Industrial Engineering, and other related fields to interact with each other.
The CMU INFORMS Student Chapter is excited to host the Conference at 3801, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University on Friday and Saturday, August 23th-24th, 2019. It will be a single-track conference with ample time for discussion during coffee breaks.
“Yinz” means you-ones or yous-ones (2nd person plural pronoun) and derives from the Scots language, sometimes called Lowland Scots, spoken in southern Scotland until the late 18th century. It was spoken by such famous people as Adam Smith and David Hume, who also spoke and preferred English.
Many Lowland Scots migrated to Ulster (Northern Ireland) around 1600, and many from there to North America, where they are known as Scots-Irish. Most originally settled in western Pennsylvania, including the Mellons (as in Carnegie Mellon University), who are from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. This is why the Pittsburgh dialect is influenced by their language, and Pittsburghers are known as Yinzers today.
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