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Last summer, my two small children, my late husband’s mother and I took a road trip across Utah in a 25-foot rented RV. On the […]
Viral posts in our social feeds tend to amuse us for a moment before we comment, share, and go on scrolling. But one viral video […]
So every once in a while, Philly’s peculiar linguistics bubble up into the cultural conversation. It could be when Bryce Harper wears his “Clearwooder” t-shirt. […]
Anytime I’m talking to someone new, the question inevitably arises: “Wait — where are you from?” My apparent outsider status is given away by one […]
Philadelphia featured prominently in last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live: Meek Mill performed! James McAvoy, star of M. Night Shyamalan’s box-office-topping Glass hosted! And […]
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 […]
Jimmy Fallon is getting some flak for the not-so-Philly accent he used on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]