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Here’s How Millennials Are Changing the Philly Accent

Sorry, wooder ice and Iggles fans: Big changes in the special Philly dialect we know and (mostly) love, noted by researchers at the University of […]


Mayor Kenney Gives Jimmy Fallon “Hewgie” Advice After SNL Delco Skit

Jimmy Fallon is getting some flak for the not-so-Philly accent he used on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.


CBS 3 Did a Report on the Word “Jawn” Last Night

The Grammy Awards were on CBS last night, but in Philadelphia the real prize was what was on the local news afterward. The station promoted […]


Here’s My Problem With Tina Fey’s Mean-Girl “Philly” Accent

Before we start, let’s get a couple important things out of the way. 1) Tina Fey is annoyingly talented and outrageously funny. There are a […]


Of Course There’s a Philadelphia Accent in American Sign Language

When local writer JoAnna Loviglio described the Philadelphia accent for the Washington Post a couple years ago, she summed it up this way: With apologies […]


Is Philly’s (or Pittsburgh’s, or Scranton’s) Accent Really So Ugly?

Today, I’m pretty proud to be from Pennsylvania. Not just because we’re now well on our way to expanding the state’s inadequate hate-crime laws (although […]


Nick Kroll’s Pawnsylvania Is A Melange of Bad Accents

Behold: Pawnsylvania.


Why the Philadelphia Accent Is So Fascinating

Guess what, folks? The New York Times wrote about Philadelphia again! This time, though, it wasn’t about Fishtown! I’m as shocked as you are. No, […]


Jon Stewart Responds to Hot Pockets Recall With Bad Philadelphia Accent

Jon Stewart has discovered Hot Pockets’ recall of Philly Cheese Steak-related products. Tune in at about the 2:58 mark above to get it. Is that […]


Let the Philly Accent Fade Away

Historically, Philadelphia has had a bad case of cainophobia. Whether we’re talking about building a highway or bumping up trash day, Philadelphians generally don’t react […]


The Old Tastykake Factory Looks Awful But At Least We’re Still Saying “Wooder”

The photos out of the old Tastykake factory are heartbreaking–so much so, it’s hard to imagine ever enjoying the clotted moisture of a Butterscotch Krimpet […]


Does Benjamin Netanyahu Have a Philly Accent?

As Barack Obama visits the Holy Land this week, it’s worth noting a little tidbit I found on Wikipedia about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. […]


Features: How to Speak Philadelphian: Lose Your Philadelphia Accent in Seven Weeks

I always thought I sounded like the anchors on the news. Then I heard myself on tape. It was bee-ad. Vurry bee-ad. I needed professional […]