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.
Episode #57, A Lesson in Pittsburghese from the Defacto Expert
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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?”
Craig’s Music List: The Liberty Tubes, “From the Top”
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.