Jawn So about this stupid word, maybe some people can enlighten me. I won’t say that I never used the word when I was a kid in the 80’s but I don’t think I have really heard it in common use in decades. But I’ve noticed there has been a renewed interest in it, included articles where Phd students are discussing its usage. It seems that people are trying to embrace it as this definitely Philadelphia expression…like everyone who is from here uses it in their everyday speech. I just realized that Neshaminy Creek Brewing has a beer with “Jawn” in the name. I’m all for embracing local quirks but is this really one? And if it is one, is it one worth perpetuating?