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  1. The unique Cincinnati way of saying 'pardon me?' Posted by: WKRPrulz on Jun 03, 2008 (1) (0)
  2. The "Cincinnati please" is mostly confined to the west side of town. Very rarely will you hear it outside of the boundaries of the West Side. Posted by: Anonymous on May 24, 2016 (0) (0)
  3. Cincinnati way to say "What?" "Huh?" or "Pardon me?". It is a literal translation from the German "bitte", which is what Germans say when they need something repeated. Posted by: Anonymous on Jun 01, 2011 (0) (0)
  4. It is very prominent in Cincinnati versus elsewhere. Posted by: Anonymous on Sep 01, 2010 (0) (0)
  5. Not sure where 'pardon me' came from but you generally say "Please" when you didn't hear what someone said and you need it repeated or if someone asks if you want something, "would you like a refill?" you respond "Please." However I do not think the latter is specific to Cincinnati. Posted by: Anonymous on Jul 01, 2009 (1) (1)
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