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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.
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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!
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 ProximoTravel.com.
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Feb 13 2017
Remember those boxes that you had to make to collect your grade school Valentine’s Day cards? Remember how you went home and looked through them as soon as you got home, just to see if you got one from everyone YOU gave one to or, on whom you should hold a grudge on until next year? Or remember how anxious you were to find out if that girl or boy, that you had a grade-school crush on, wrote anything special on their card to you.. other than the extra legs that they had to draw on some of the letters, just to make it look like their words were written all on the same baseline?
Some of the boys made sure that they decorated their boxes in sports themes so they didn’t look like wusses. (Did I spell that correctly?)
If you were the kid that made your own box… covering it with paper, scotch tape, drawing on it with marker, but then crayon too because you didn’t have the color marker that you needed to finish so you “mixed the mediums,” then stuck pretty much anything you could to it, including a crinkled napkin and belly-button lint, just to cover up the paper seams or the coloring mistakes….you were sooooooooooo proud of your box…..until you got to school.
But once you got to school and saw everyone’s boxes, you realized there were some devils in the crowd. Kids who had boxes that looked like they were designed by the the Macy’s Day Parade float designers! Despite all of the fuss the other kids or the teachers were making about those boxes, it SCALDED you because you knew that their parents had made them… not helped them… made them.
Well, I was always that kid that made my own and I even had the glue gun burns on my fingers to prove it. And this blog post is for those kids who had their parents make their Valentine Boxes…..
I hope you enjoyed your parents doing your Valentine Boxes. My guess is that, in adulthood: you’re the person that has no idea how to take a secondary route to work when the Parkways are jammed. If you’re a guy, you have to call your spouse from the grocery store aisle 4 times if they don’t have exactly what you were sent to get.
And, when you don’t get your way at work or someone gets a recognition that you didn’t get, you form a new lunch-group that doesn’t include “that suck-up.” But you’re definitely the person who doesn’t admit that it’s your lunch that’s was in the work refrigerator for the past two months stinking up the entire floor.
In any event…Happy Valentine’s Day, Ya Jagoffs!!
Thanks to Anna Mac of Mary Mac Bakehouse for the excellent Photo Shop skills!