The sitters have spoken.
And according to the results of our Philly.com poll, it's not as cut-and-dried as some commenters would have you believe.
We received 1,554 responses between Saturday and Tuesday morning. And here's what we found: 68.1 percent call the platform outside their front door "The Steps," 28.8 percent call it "The Stoop," and 3.1 percent call it something else.
Out of those responses, the ZIP code with the most votes was 19148 -- South Philly, and 81 percent of voters there favored "steps." The "stoop" preferrers were scattered across the city, and gained a narrow majority in a few neighborhoods, including Center City.
We read the comments sections.
RoofedPimpleBall: "I know about as many people in So Philly who call steps 'stoops', as I do who call hoagies 'subs' and that's 0."
We read the emails.
CCamp: "Any lifelong Philly resident can tell you we all had front steps not stoops."
We listened to the voicemails.
"What's wrong with ya's?"
Believe it or not, this is just what we were expecting. The results prove that there isn't one word universal to Philadelphia. Much like "jawn," some say it, some hate it.
Authenticity is key in Philadelphia. And what's more authentic than an Italian family from South Philly who stuck together?