The Yinzer accent just got legitimate.
We’ve talked about the Yinzer accent (A.K.A. Pixburghese) before. It’s the unique dialect spoken in Western Pennsylvania. And chief among words like “slippy” and “n’at” is “jagoff,” which The Oxford English Dictionary officially recognized last month.
For those not in the know, jagoff is a very versatile descriptor. It’s used as an insult, but also as an eccentric term of affection, like how you might lovingly call your gal pals your bitches, or how you might gently rib your buds with a well-timed “jackass.”
So to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of jagoff, the Western PA-set webseries “Greg and Donny” kicked off season two with a special ep all about its dictionary promotion. One note for first-timers to the show, all of the characters communicate through web cams.
Enjoy, ya’ jagoffs.
For more of “Greg and Donny,” check out season one on their website. For more on the Yinzer accent, check out my favorite episode of this series to date:
And because I can’t get enough of my hometown’s accent, here’s “Greg and Donny” creator Jeff Skowron’s greatest contribution to Kroll Show, which pitted the accents of Western and Eastern PA against each other with “Pawnsylvania.”
Kristy Puchko grew up in Johnstown, where “Greg and Donny” is set.