1. A river in southeast Pennsylvania, dividing Philadelphia into West Philly and Center City. It's a tributary of the Delaware.
2. The Schuylkill Expressway, or I-76, also known as the Sure-kill Expressway. An entirely inadequate, dangerous road that connects Philadelphia with the western suburbs and the Pennsylvania turnpike. Expect delays at any given hour, often for no apparent reason. Traffic will suddenly slow to 20mph so that drivers can gape at a bit of interesting debris on the side of the road.
Note: No one from outside the region can pronounce the name of the river. It's not Shooey-el-kill. It's not Skully-kill. Say "SKOO-kul", or "SKOOL-kill", to be proper. Blame some explorer from the Dutch East India Company who could barely find the thing and called it Schuyl Kil, or "hidden creek".
The eastbound Schuylkill's backed up at the Conshohocken curve, with a gaper delay slowing things down from Montgomery to Girard.
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