Dan Orlovsky used ‘jawn’… How terrible was it?
Oh boy, I do not know how to feel about this one. Dan Orlovsky appeared on ESPN’s ‘Get Up’ to break down the Eagles’ win over the Giants (and whatever else they do on that show, I wouldn’t know).
In a blatant attempt to pander to Philly guy Kevin Negandhi and any Eagles fans that may have been watching, Orlovsky decided to whip out the region’s most iconic word multiple times throughout his analysis. I’m speaking, of course, about “jawn.”
Here’s the clip accompanied with a pretty fair critique from friend of the site Kyle Pagan:
Look, I know everyone’s first instinct is to throw up in their mouths, but hold down that Victory Monday Yak (VMY) if you can.
Maybe we should give Orlovsky a break
I’m not one to gatekeep words. Hell, when I went to school in Maine, I’d have a ton of my classmates from New England ask me to explain how jawn worked and what it meant. Even when they’d misuse it, I’d cringe a bit, but at least they were trying and having fun.
Now at Temple, my Delco buddy and I are in the process of explaining it to our classmate from Virginia. He’s basically the Southern equivalent of Orlovsky in terms of linguistic heritage.
I’m not here to totally defend Orlovsky, but I’m certainly not here to bash him either. In my opinion, it was a funny bit. Plus, he used jawn far better than most people that aren’t #FromHere.
Even a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter and area native severely abused the word, forcing me to publicly censure them here on The Liberty Line.
If you want to totally rail on Orlovsky, OK. If you want to lump me in with him for not doing so, get after it.
I say we have a laugh, move on, and look forward to potentially clinching a Wild Card spot on Sunday.