Billionaire Mark Cuban stepped onto a Pittsburgh stage Saturday night in support of Hillary Clinton but one word he used to describe her opponent stole the spotlight.
Leadership is not yelling and screaming and intimidating,” The “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner said. “You know what we call a person like that in Pittsburgh? A jagoff!”
“Is there any bigger jagoff in the world than Donald Trump?” the Pittsburgh native asked the crowd.
And while Cuban’s endorsement of Clinton is big news, considering he offered to serve as vice president for either candidate, all the talk on social media was over the word “jagoff” and what it meant.
Is “jag off” a term I am supposed to know?
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) July 30, 2016
Pittsburghese for jerk https://t.co/x0TZsTjfCC
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) July 30, 2016
Jagoff. One word. Pittsburghese.
A language gift from our Scots Irish early settlers.
“Yinz see him cut her off? What a jagoff!”
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) July 31, 2016
Yup, that happened. Jagoff: an American English derogatory slang term from Pittsburgh English meaning a person who is stupid or inept.
— Karen Finney (@finneyk) July 30, 2016
Others took issue with Cuban using such a term to begin with.
— Concerned Veteran (@DeoVolente86) July 31, 2016
Just goes to show that all that money can’t buy Mark Cuban any class! https://t.co/KqECB3uRDz
— Robyn (@robynlynn62) July 31, 2016
— Gary Brown (@HossBrown) July 31, 2016
And then there was former President Bill Clinton who thanked Cuban for his “kind words.”
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) July 31, 2016
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