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New York Speak

by New York Explorer

Repeat After Me…

1. What to say when you get in a taxi: “I’m going to 76th and 5th,” give your cross streets, not the actual address of your destination.

2. It’s called “the Met” not the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

3. You’re from “the city,” because New York City is the only relevant place to you now.

4. You don’t take the “train” anymore. You take the “subway.”

5. That little corner shop that sells food, flowers and gum is called a “bodega” or a “deli.”

6. Houston is pronounced like “How-ston,” not “Hue-ston.”

7. There is only “uptown” and “downtown.” Specifics not needed unless otherwise asked.

8. Most things outside the city we call “the country” or, if you’re lucky enough to have a house outside N.Y.C., we call it a “country house.”

9. The term “Bridge-and-Tunnel” refers to people who migrate to the city from outside certain suburban areas for a night out.

10. Williamsburg is a place in Brooklyn, not Virginia.

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