OK.. tomorrow, Wednesday, November, 26th at 11:59pm, we will close our petition to get the word Jagoff into Webster’s Dictionary.
As of writing this, we have just under 1700 signatures. And, thanks to 3 Guys Optical, that’s great news for the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.
Yesterday, we ran across Steelers great Rocky Bleier. (Thanks for the intro Markowitz Communications.) Rocky was all up for recording a quick pitch video.
If you didn’t see it on our Facebook or Twitter pages, below is the video.
Thanks to all who have signed and encouraged others to sign. Hope you continue to follow the blog. Pittsburghers (in town or in-heart) are awesome!
By the way, thought it might be fun to post some of the reasons people documented for signing the petition. See below.
Pat Ditrovati GRASS VALLEY, CA
Though I live in Ca now, I grew up in Pittsburgh and I ave always used jag off.
Sally Florsek OVIEDO, FL
Commonly used in PA & as Steeler Nation is nation-wide – heard around the country as well.
david fero KATY, TX
to preserve the legendary City known as The Burgh.
Logan Hartnett PARKLAND, FL
Rocky Blier told me to
Dwayne Bingham JAX, FL
just needs to be there urban culture
Colleen Lukotch MORGANTOWN, WV
I used it as a kid growing up in Bethel Park
Krystal OConnor BETHEL PARK, PA
This is normal vernacular in the Pittsburgh region, used over the span of many years and well known as a valid word at this point.
Antonio Caro PITTSBURGH, PA
Jagoff has every right to be a word. I need it for words with friends!
David Chadwick QUAKERTOWN, PA
Robert Bereksazi PITTSBURGH, PA
I want yinz jagoffs to listen to us.
Jeffrey Mostrando MIDLOTHIAN, VA
The term is now used outside of Pittsburgh, it\’s as common as \’tweeting\’, \’texting\’ or other new phrases.
Dian Suder MIDLOTHIAN, VA
Widely used, common term for many situations.
Lois Fundis WEIRTON, WV
As a native of Western Pennsylvania (now living in a nearby state) I\’ve heard and used this word for decades.
Dave Vogel FREDERICK, MD
I am from Pittsburgh and I am not a Jagoff.
Shelley King PITTSBURGH, PA
It deserves recognition to be in the Webster’s dictionary
Nancy Loskoch GLENSHAW, PA
It\’s been used in movies and since I\’ve grown up!
matthew rohrer BROOKLYN, NY
It\’s a real word my whole family yells At each other every day
Lewko Korzeniwsky PITTSBURGH, PA
I moved to Pgh. in 1982 and heard this word and “jaggerbush” for the first time. Local vernacular, especially here in The ‘Burgh, provides spice to the recipe of the English language.
Robert Henrich MORRISTOWN, TN
It depends on what part of town you are from, in the South Hills this was a mild swear word but no one knew what it meant.