Is the word “Jagoff” derived from swear words? Is “iggle” really Pittsburghese? What is Pittsburghese expert, CMU Professor Dr. Barbara Johnstone’s favorite Pittsburghese word? It’s all here plus we have info on an eating trip to Italy and some recommendations for Valentine’s Day dining.

VIEW the Episode Promo Video:

LISTEN to the Podcast show right here below:

Don’t see the Player Bar above?  Click the one below to listen.

YaJagoff Podcast, Pittsburghese, Dr. Barbara Johnstone, Sarafinos, Yelp Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Podcast Network


YaJagoff! Podcast – Show Notes:

00:40 In the studio… talking Pittsburghese while Craig has one day of Florida sun on his head! What defines “Pittsburgh sadness” based on the official YaJagoff “Sad-O-Meter?”

05:40 Valentine’s Day dinner recommendations? Rachel Carlson, Community Manager for Yelp, Pittsburgh has some (even if you’re listening to this AFTER the big day). And we create PAL-entine’s Day for guys!

Alla Famiglia


Dish Osteria and Bar


13:40 Craig’s Music List: The Liberty Tubes, “From the Top”

15:33 Professor, Barbara Johnstone, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University is frequently quoted as the expert in Pittsburghese. She talks about how it developed, what truly identifies Pittsburghese and, of course, we talk how the word “jagoff” was derived! See her lecture on video. Pittsburgh Speech & Society.

35:35 A trip to Italy to EAT? Who’s in? Dean and Joe Caliguire from Sarafino’s Restaurant in Crafton are in to talk about their upcoming April trip to enjoy the land and the food! It includes a before and after dinner at Sarafino’s! Trip details via

Find daily #Jagoffs posts at

* No Longer available ON SoundCloud or IN the Pittsburgh Podcast Network Channel Feed.

How to Listen Regularly:
All shows are free and available to listen 24/7/365 nationwide. Audio-On-Demand in-your-hand, on smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop computers.

– Available to APPLE users on the iTunes and Podcast app.
– Available to ANDROID users on Google Play Music,
– Available to ALL users via Stitcher, or tunein
* SEARCH: YaJagoff Podcast *

Thanks, To:

How to Follow Everyone on Twitter:

YaJagoff! Podcast Exclusively Managed by Talent Network, inc. and Produced by Pittsburgh Podcast Network.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.