What do you MEAN “Jorts” isn’t an acceptable term??

Dear NPR,

Usually I agree with everything you say & do. Especially when it comes to making Steve Inskeep belly laugh at 7:45 in the morning.* But THIS:

“The Associated Press Stylebook is the media’s go-to guide for things like grammar and punctuation, and it’s often revised to keep up with vernacular. Its 2012 edition includes a chapter on fashion, and in a Twitter chat this week the AP declared “jeggings” an OK word for the trendy hybrid of leggings and jeans. It added that “jorts” is not an OK term for jean shorts.

from this story is just WRONG.

What do you MEAN “JORTS” isn’t an okay term?

Try telling that to the makers of this terrible Jorts-Twilight parody:

Try telling that to the Wolfpack:


Try telling that to Wyck & Stephenie Meyer:

Try telling that to this creepy hand-drawn picture of Jacob & Renesmee:

he BETTER be wearing jorts here

 Try telling that to the man who owns a thermos with this saying printed on it:

 or any of these Jorts Products on Cafe Press

And are you saying that guy who got this Jorts tattoo made a MISTAKE?

NPR: Take it back please. Send me Ryan Gosling covered in Hey Girl NPR sayings please as a token of your sorrow, and I might be able to begin to forgive you.

Yours always, especially when I’m in my jorts,


I miss talking about Jorts. Clearly. Thanks James for sending in this story!!

*If you laugh at Steve Inskeep early in the morning like me, let’s be BFFs, please.

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  • MarbleNutSlut

    I love Steve Inskeep, and I love saying Sylvia Poggioli. What a great name. My favorite, though, is when Terry Gross snortlaughs.

    • BeaDee

      I’m gonna come down on the Inskeep side of the “best NPR laugh” debate. It’s just so stinkin’ infectious, and I need that at 7:45. Carl Kasell is pretty awesome too, but you don’t get that every day. Totally with you on saying “Sylvia Poggioli” though. Maybe I’ll just say that to my toddler every time she asks “Why?” today. That should make my day more fun.

      • MarbleNutSlut

         SYL-via Poj-OH-li!

  • Snarkier Than You

    I’m a proud card-carrying NPR/WNYC member! Er, or make that “EcoTote carrying” I guess. : )

    You just made me go watch this again –

  • Sarah

    I totally thought of you when I heard this story on NPR! EVERYTHING is connected to Twilight, isn’t it?!!

    • MariaCecilia

      Yes! Even when it’s not, it really is! Like, WW2 would not have happened if people had been home reading Twilight instead of fighting. I mean, make vampire love, not war, people! (Hm, what if Adolf Hitler had obsessed about vampires instead, I wonder?)

  • Sisterpenguin

    Bah! Associated Press are just small time anyways. It’s the OED we gotta work on. Just slip it casually into a few more of our writings and it’ll be in there in no time!

    • Nelle

      Exactly what I was going to say, Sister!

  • The_OldOne

    Dawn of the Jorts!  Aaww, those kids are so cute, and they got the wolfpack vibe down perfectly, overblown soundtrack and all.  
    But “jeggings” and not “jorts”?  They’re wrong!

    • MariaCecilia

      Yes, “jeggings” makes me think of all kind of wrong things like “let’s get jeggy, baby”… Uncomfortable, people!

    • Venom

      Next they’ll say junderwear is acceptable. Not fair.

  • JodieO

    If “jorts” is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right.

  • Mammacucci

    FYI: Words With Friends won’t accept jorts either! I would have made serious points, but it said it was not an acceptable word! I beg to differ!

    • MariaCecilia

      Which is why I prefer playing Scrabble in real life: you can always argue with your partner by raising your voice, but try doing that to a stupid machine? No go.

      • Venom

        So true. I yelled at WWF on my phone recently because jorts wasn’t allowed and it didnt listen!

  • BeaDee

    Huh… I wonder if the wolfpack heard what the AP had to say and that’s why they’re in khorts in Breaking Dawn. Which, of course, begs the question: is khorts accepted by the AP?

    • MariaCecilia

      The word “khorts” is being screened by the Department for Homeland Security for possible terrorist connections. Once they decide to spell it “chorts” or “korts” I’m sure there will be no problem incorporating it into daily American life.

    • MarbleNutSlut

       They are wearing Khorts now because they Grown Ups. Adult wolves wear Khorts. Also they were starting to feel underdressed being in such close contact with the Cullens. Fashion Khorts!

  • MariaCecilia

    Okay, okay, I’ll just call them “snorts” then if you think that’s any better..? (Or maybe I’ll just make this snorting sound instead: “Oh, excuse me, do you snell *snorts* for women here?”)

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