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Pulitzer Prize Winning Cartoonist Adam Zyglis looking for ideas for new book about Buffalo

"You Know You're From Buffalo If" is due out in the fall.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you grew up in Western New York, it's something that's probably happened to you while traveling. 

"There's been times where people identify me a Buffalonian, like a bartender or someone at a restaurant, and they're like where are you from, Buffalo or Rochester? And I'm like how do you know? Because the Buffalo accent's a real thing," Buffalo News Political Cartoonist Adam Zyglis told 2 On Your Side. 

"So I have one where it's like as if we have a Buffalo gland in our sinus, because it makes us pronounce words like car differently than other people." 

You know you're from Buffalo if your local accent sounds like a sinus infection. Or, if you say "the" in front of highway names. Or, if dipping your wings in the wrong sauce could earn you a scarlet letter. 

These are just a few of the ideas that will appear in the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist's first book. Zyglis told 2 On Your Side he was looking to do something non-political for the long form project. He's calling it his cartoon love letter to Buffalo, with some tough love sprinkled in.  

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"I kept coming back to my roots here, and how can I do something that could kind of speak to that and kind of tap into the community a little bit," he said. 

It's called, "You Know You're From Buffalo If," and it's scheduled to come out in the fall. First, Zyglis is asking for a little help from the public to finish it. He's looking for ideas he can't leave out. 

"I grew up in Alden. I'm a die hard Buffalonian but also I represent one demographic, one age, so I associate my Buffalo identity with certain things, but I can't speak for everyone. So that's why I love when people are writing to me, like don't forget about this," he said. "I want a good mix to represent everybody." 

If you have an idea for Adam's book, email it to youknowyourefrombuffaloif@gmail.com. You can pre-order it here