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14 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Philadelphians Have Their Own Language

Philadelphia slang is its own language, I swear. Whenever I travel, I find myself trying to order hoagies or track down water ice, and I’m just met with blank stares. Other regions have their own slang, but I’m pretty happy with the way Philadelphians talk. After all, it seems like most of our slang is out there to make it easier on us!

How many of these Philadelphian words and phrases do you use on a daily basis? I wish the rest of the country could figure out how to use “jawn” without embarrassing themselves, it’s such a useful term…

 

 

Kim Magaraci
Kim Magaraci is a freelance writer in the tri-state area who spends all of her time running around in circles so that her dog Wilco can have a better life. She loves all things Delaware and Philly... except scrapple. Contact: kmagaraci@onlyinyourstate.com