New York photos and general chat

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by editor, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    “United: Come Fly The Friendly Skies”

    (Until you get dragged off with your teeth smashed.)

    I booked Virgin. Higher sticker price, cheaper after dental work :)
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  2. If they don’t smack you in the mouth they’ll kill your dog. But, you know, £25...

    When you going?
  3. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    N train re-routed yesterday because of ...

    thx to jon stewart, they're going to an animal sanctuary.
    lesson: if you escape, you'll get away with it.
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  4. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

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  5. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    a very good list, but a few modifications:

    hero: yes, but also 'sub.' not the others though ('hoagie' is specific to philadelphia).
    on line: this is frequently mentioned as a marker of new york speech but you'll hear 'in the line' just as often. "shut up and get in the line."
    coffee: nobody calls it "joe".
    30 Rock: is a bit precious. using it indicates that you're hip and may know somebody who knows tina fey. just say "30 rockefeller center."
    BK: very recent and purely hipster. it's 'bklyn.' BX is, and always has been, the bronx.
    fugeddaboudit: still a common and quite useful expression. one meaning is "that question you just asked requires no answer."
    vinny: "hey sal, this guy trump, is he a dik?"
    sal: "is trump a dik?? fugeddaboudit."

    i think the writer is on the young side...

    ps, i live on east 84th street. not on 5th though, i can guarantee :D
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    When I first got to NY and heard someone say, "Pastrami on rye and hold the mayo" it was a brilliant moment. No one ever talked like that in London but I'd heard it so many times in films...
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  7. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Is the term "enough already" .....still used ?

    Nothing beats getting onto an older subway car with real announcements by the c/r such as "Step inside and watch the closing doors - downtown local making all calls" etc.....
  8. petee

    petee i'm spartacus


    fewer and fewer they are
  9. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    I know - must try and get over next year for the iconic R32's on the BMT lines (the experts will know what I mean)

    Many years ago , a kind conductor allowed me to make some announcements on the "F" -
  10. petee

    petee i'm spartacus


    Saturday Night Live: Transit Workers

    (I'm sure you didn't sound like that :D)
  11. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    I wont go there - but a combination of a Welsh / English accent might have gone down well. !
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  12. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    A legend !
  13. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    "MacDougal Street
    Avoid the scorn of NYU-ers everywhere by correctly pronouncing this Greenwich Village street’s name: mac-DOOG-al."

    I'm just puzzled as to how else it could possibly be pronounced!
  14. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

  15. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Wow :eek:
    I haven't seen anything like that happening in Stamford Hill :D
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    editor Taffus Maximus

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