Get the Word “Jagoff” Into Webster’s Dictionary

Photo Credit: Salena Zito, Tribune Review

Photo Credit: Salena Zito, Tribune Review

As a Pittsburgher, do you find the above message unacceptable?  Is it even more unacceptable given that hashtagselfie, and tweep join over 150 new words and definitions added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary in 2014?

It’s outrageous and, as Pittsburghers, we need to change this.  It’s time to rise up and take control!

Over the next few weeks you will see various Pittsburgh comedians, Deadliest Catch’s Captain Wild Bill, Mike and Molly’s Billy Gardell, Pittsburgh Dad, Mayor Bill Peduto and other Pittsburghers, and Pittsburghers-at-heart, on social media making their pitches to get behind this!

Call to Action

We are asking everyone to sign our petition to push the Webster’s Dictionary publishers to add the word Jagoff. As Pittsburgh continues to gain recognition for many things, we must stake our claim in the official dictionary.  Additionally, if silly words like qui, xis and suq are acceptable in Scrabble, Jagoff has to be acceptable. Without Double/Triple Words/Letters plays, it’s worth 18 points and could be a bigger game changer than a Jerry Meals call at home plate during a Pirates game.  Sign the petition at this link-> http://www.yajagoff.com/jagoff-dictionary-petition

The petition will be open until November 25, 2014 at 11:59pm

For every signature and verified email address collected, Pittsburgh-based, 3 Guys Optical Center will provide a coupon for their service AND make a donation to the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.

 

Please go sign the petition and share to all of your Pittsburgh buds to sign!  

Sign the petition at this link-> http://www.yajagoff.com/jagoff-dictionary-petition

Results of Stanky Pens Cap Pennies Count

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Yesterday’s blog post featured the above photo and a contest to guess how many pennies were in the hat.

Below are two videos of taking the stanky pens hat full of pennies and dumping them into the change machine at the local Giant Eagle.

The closest guess on yesterday’s comments was 257.

Now you MIGHT say, “C’mon, ya jagoff! That’s close, give the prize you cheap Jagoff!” And, to that we say, “Well, we never made any rules on what would be ruled as “closer”… rounding up or rounding down.

Normally, we would NOT have awarded a prize here because the number wasn’t exact but, the fact that Kelli Brennan was 3 pennies off, and nobody else was that close, we are giving her the prize!

Kelli, email us at YaJagoff (at) Verizon (dot) net, subject line Pennies Prize

Thanks all for playing!

Pens Win. Win an iTunes Gift Card!

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3 things.

  • The Pens won the opener!!!!
  • On Monday we have a HUUUUUUUUGE announcement on this here blog so be ready.
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Now, take a shot and guess how many pennies are in my old stanky Pens raffle hat with the Stanley Cup replica.  Winning guess will get a $25 iTunes gift card.

Rules:

Guesses have to be made in the comments section below.

Guesses have to be made before 11:59pm on 10/10/2014

One guess per person.

If there is more than one correct guess, we will put those names into the stanky hat and do a raffle for the final winner.

Winner will be posted here on Saturday.

 

Don’t forget … watch here for a huuuuuuuge announcement on Monday.