PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Merriam-Webster says Jawn is on the list of words they are watching!
They say the word, Jawn, unique to Philly is a word they are increasingly seeing used that has not yet met their criteria for entry.
Merriam-Webster describes it as “the Philadelphia all-purpose noun.”
Philadelphia, this jawn’s for you. https://t.co/e9Ux87wkA4
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 4, 2017
Of course, we know “jawn” can refer to just about anything.
After getting the news, the city of Philadelphia tweeted out.
“We don’t need a dictionary telling us what we already know to be true… Jawn is a versatile jawn.”
We don’t need a dictionary telling us what we already know to be true: Jawn is a versatile jawn. https://t.co/M5VltwAjlY
— City of Philadelphia (@PhiladelphiaGov) October 4, 2017
That jawn seems to have the support of higher-learning, with the University of Pennsylvania tweeting, “We accept this jawn.”
We accept this jawn. https://t.co/dMBZs1brGT
— Penn (@Penn) October 5, 2017
It seems like we’re all in consensus. The word has even been mentioned on the big screen.