New Philadelphia Phillies Rallying Cry: “Why can’t us?”
Here’s the newest Engrish phrase craze you are bound to hear during the World Series this week: “Why can’t us?”. Gotta love Philadephia Phillies fans – they have been waiting 25 years for a possible world championship, while the team has compiled the ‘losingest’ record in baseball (1st team to reach 10,000 losses anyway…). The phrase “why can’t us?” was uttered on a local Philadelphia radio station and has proven to be endearing to the entire city. People are pushing for it to be the Phillies rallying cry and of course obligatory t-shirts have been made as well.
This video contains a recording of the broadcast – you’ll hear the spirited phrase at the end.
I am now officially rooting for the Phillies just by virtue of the slogan.
Much thanks to Steve Ericson for the heads up.