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Jan 10, 2020 13:46:00   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
New York, New York! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere… but first, you need to understand what the people around you are saying.

Yes, like many major cities, New York has it’s very own, unique slang words that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else. Here are 21 essential words and phrases to listen out for...

Brick---Very cold or almost freezing, e.g. “I’m not going out tonight – it’s brick out there!”

Whip---A very nice or expensive car. E.g. “Check out my new whip, man!”

The City---Yes, the whole of New York is a city, but to New Yorkers, this just means Manhattan

Schmear---A lot of cream cheese, for example, “One bagel with schmear, please”

Pie---Nope, unlike the rest of the English-speaking world, New Yorkers aren’t talking about a pastry-based food when they say pie. They’re talking about pizza!

Schvitz---A Jewish word for sweat that everyone in New York uses. E.g. “The subway was packed. I was schvitzing my ass off.”

Grill---To stare at someone for a long time, usually in a hostile way. E.g. “I’m gonna punch that guy if he doesn’t stop grilling me.”

Stoop---The stairs in front of an apartment building. E.g. “We sat out on the stoop and talked all night.”

Schtupp---To have sex with someone. E.g. “Yeah, I’d definitely schtupp her”.

Dumb---Very. E.g. “They do dumb good pie at the place on the corner”.

Gotham---New York City. It’s the name of the corrupt major city in Batman, so it’s a joke about New York.

Son---This is an affectionate term to call someone you know well. E.g. “C’mon son, we’re going out”.

Thirsty---To look desperate, e.g. “Don’t act so thirsty, man. Play it cool!”

Thirst-bucket---A really, really desperate person. E.g. “Chill, son! You’re acting like a total thirst-bucket”

Dead-ass---This means you are completely serious about something. E.g. “I’m dead-ass, son. You can’t do that.”

Tight---In other places, this is slang for being close friends with someone, for example, “I used to be tight with him before we had that fight.” In New York, though, it means upset. E.g. “Man, you shouldn’t have sent her that message last night. She’s tight over that.”

Mad---This isn’t about being crazy or angry. In fact, it just means “very”. E.g. “Yeah, she’s still mad tight over what you said to her.”

Spaz---To get really angry, violent or aggressive with someone. E.g. “The guy knocked my drink over and I just spazzed out at him.”

Take it There---Another phrase for getting into a fight. E.g. “Why you grilling me like that? You wanna take it there?”

Bodega---A small shop / grocery store where you go to get all your essential items, snacks and morning coffee.

Yooz ---Plural version of you. E.g. “Are yooz guys coming with us?”

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Jan 10, 2020 15:39:07   #
no propaganda please Loc: moon orbiting the third rock from the sun
 
slatten49 wrote:
New York, New York! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere… but first, you need to understand what the people around you are saying.

Yes, like many major cities, New York has it’s very own, unique slang words that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else. Here are 21 essential words and phrases to listen out for...

Brick---Very cold or almost freezing, e.g. “I’m not going out tonight – it’s brick out there!”

Whip---A very nice or expensive car. E.g. “Check out my new whip, man!”

The City---Yes, the whole of New York is a city, but to New Yorkers, this just means Manhattan

Schmear---A lot of cream cheese, for example, “One bagel with schmear, please”

Pie---Nope, unlike the rest of the English-speaking world, New Yorkers aren’t talking about a pastry-based food when they say pie. They’re talking about pizza!

Schvitz---A Jewish word for sweat that everyone in New York uses. E.g. “The subway was packed. I was schvitzing my ass off.”

Grill---To stare at someone for a long time, usually in a hostile way. E.g. “I’m gonna punch that guy if he doesn’t stop grilling me.”

Stoop---The stairs in front of an apartment building. E.g. “We sat out on the stoop and talked all night.”

Schtupp---To have sex with someone. E.g. “Yeah, I’d definitely schtupp her”.

Dumb---Very. E.g. “They do dumb good pie at the place on the corner”.

Gotham---New York City. It’s the name of the corrupt major city in Batman, so it’s a joke about New York.

Son---This is an affectionate term to call someone you know well. E.g. “C’mon son, we’re going out”.

Thirsty---To look desperate, e.g. “Don’t act so thirsty, man. Play it cool!”

Thirst-bucket---A really, really desperate person. E.g. “Chill, son! You’re acting like a total thirst-bucket”

Dead-ass---This means you are completely serious about something. E.g. “I’m dead-ass, son. You can’t do that.”

Tight---In other places, this is slang for being close friends with someone, for example, “I used to be tight with him before we had that fight.” In New York, though, it means upset. E.g. “Man, you shouldn’t have sent her that message last night. She’s tight over that.”

Mad---This isn’t about being crazy or angry. In fact, it just means “very”. E.g. “Yeah, she’s still mad tight over what you said to her.”

Spaz---To get really angry, violent or aggressive with someone. E.g. “The guy knocked my drink over and I just spazzed out at him.”

Take it There---Another phrase for getting into a fight. E.g. “Why you grilling me like that? You wanna take it there?”

Bodega---A small shop / grocery store where you go to get all your essential items, snacks and morning coffee.

Yooz ---Plural version of you. E.g. “Are yooz guys coming with us?”
New York, New York! If you can make it there, you ... (show quote)


I much prefer people who speak English, not gutter talk.

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Jan 10, 2020 16:46:49   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
no propaganda please wrote:
I much prefer people who speak English, not gutter talk.

Myself, NPP/SWMBO. But, after posting several threads concerning rural and/or southern sayin's, in a spirit of fair play, I chose to post some Yankee lingo. Actually, I found only the one on this list that appears to be 'gutter talk.'

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Jan 10, 2020 23:27:44   #
archie bunker Loc: Texas
 
slatten49 wrote:
New York, New York! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere… but first, you need to understand what the people around you are saying.

Yes, like many major cities, New York has it’s very own, unique slang words that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else. Here are 21 essential words and phrases to listen out for...

Brick---Very cold or almost freezing, e.g. “I’m not going out tonight – it’s brick out there!”

Whip---A very nice or expensive car. E.g. “Check out my new whip, man!”

The City---Yes, the whole of New York is a city, but to New Yorkers, this just means Manhattan

Schmear---A lot of cream cheese, for example, “One bagel with schmear, please”

Pie---Nope, unlike the rest of the English-speaking world, New Yorkers aren’t talking about a pastry-based food when they say pie. They’re talking about pizza!

Schvitz---A Jewish word for sweat that everyone in New York uses. E.g. “The subway was packed. I was schvitzing my ass off.”

Grill---To stare at someone for a long time, usually in a hostile way. E.g. “I’m gonna punch that guy if he doesn’t stop grilling me.”

Stoop---The stairs in front of an apartment building. E.g. “We sat out on the stoop and talked all night.”

Schtupp---To have sex with someone. E.g. “Yeah, I’d definitely schtupp her”.

Dumb---Very. E.g. “They do dumb good pie at the place on the corner”.

Gotham---New York City. It’s the name of the corrupt major city in Batman, so it’s a joke about New York.

Son---This is an affectionate term to call someone you know well. E.g. “C’mon son, we’re going out”.

Thirsty---To look desperate, e.g. “Don’t act so thirsty, man. Play it cool!”

Thirst-bucket---A really, really desperate person. E.g. “Chill, son! You’re acting like a total thirst-bucket”

Dead-ass---This means you are completely serious about something. E.g. “I’m dead-ass, son. You can’t do that.”

Tight---In other places, this is slang for being close friends with someone, for example, “I used to be tight with him before we had that fight.” In New York, though, it means upset. E.g. “Man, you shouldn’t have sent her that message last night. She’s tight over that.”

Mad---This isn’t about being crazy or angry. In fact, it just means “very”. E.g. “Yeah, she’s still mad tight over what you said to her.”

Spaz---To get really angry, violent or aggressive with someone. E.g. “The guy knocked my drink over and I just spazzed out at him.”

Take it There---Another phrase for getting into a fight. E.g. “Why you grilling me like that? You wanna take it there?”

Bodega---A small shop / grocery store where you go to get all your essential items, snacks and morning coffee.

Yooz ---Plural version of you. E.g. “Are yooz guys coming with us?”
New York, New York! If you can make it there, you ... (show quote)


I wonder if kevyn with a y will bust your chops over this one.

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Jan 11, 2020 06:17:58   #
Tug484
 
archie bunker wrote:
I wonder if kevyn with a y will bust your chops over this one.


If K. busts your chops, fuhget about it!

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Jan 11, 2020 06:58:31   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Tug484 wrote:
If K. busts your chops, fuhget about it!


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Jan 11, 2020 07:18:06   #
Tug484
 
slatten49 wrote:



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Jan 11, 2020 18:42:08   #
Lt. Rob Polans ret.
 
no propaganda please wrote:
I much prefer people who speak English, not gutter talk.


Gutter talk? I guess because I lived in Brooklyn for 15 years I don't see any.

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Jan 11, 2020 19:36:11   #
Tug484
 
Lt. Rob Polans ret. wrote:
Gutter talk? I guess because I lived in Brooklyn for 15 years I don't see any.


It isn't gutter talk .
He must not get out much.

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Jan 11, 2020 19:41:02   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
archie bunker wrote:
I wonder if kevyn with a y will bust your chops over this one.

Somehow, I'll get over it.

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Jan 11, 2020 19:55:44   #
Tug484
 
slatten49 wrote:
Somehow, I'll get over it.


You don't look like the type that scares or gets unnerved easily.

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Jan 11, 2020 20:06:25   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Tug484 wrote:
You don't look like the type that scares or gets unnerved easily.

I am capable of being a Teddy Bear...or, a grizzly bear. I've mellowed over time, so prefer the former.

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Jan 11, 2020 20:07:00   #
no propaganda please Loc: moon orbiting the third rock from the sun
 
Lt. Rob Polans ret. wrote:
Gutter talk? I guess because I lived in Brooklyn for 15 years I don't see any.


By gutter talk I id not mean crude or obscene, rather the language of the uneducated street people. I apologize it I did not make myself clear.

SWMBO

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Jan 11, 2020 21:03:42   #
Tug484
 
slatten49 wrote:
I am capable of being a Teddy Bear...or, a grizzly bear. I've mellowed over time, so prefer the former.


Cool

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Jan 11, 2020 23:39:27   #
Wonttakeitanymore
 
slatten49 wrote:
New York, New York! If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere… but first, you need to understand what the people around you are saying.

Yes, like many major cities, New York has it’s very own, unique slang words that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else. Here are 21 essential words and phrases to listen out for...

Brick---Very cold or almost freezing, e.g. “I’m not going out tonight – it’s brick out there!”

Whip---A very nice or expensive car. E.g. “Check out my new whip, man!”

The City---Yes, the whole of New York is a city, but to New Yorkers, this just means Manhattan

Schmear---A lot of cream cheese, for example, “One bagel with schmear, please”

Pie---Nope, unlike the rest of the English-speaking world, New Yorkers aren’t talking about a pastry-based food when they say pie. They’re talking about pizza!

Schvitz---A Jewish word for sweat that everyone in New York uses. E.g. “The subway was packed. I was schvitzing my ass off.”

Grill---To stare at someone for a long time, usually in a hostile way. E.g. “I’m gonna punch that guy if he doesn’t stop grilling me.”

Stoop---The stairs in front of an apartment building. E.g. “We sat out on the stoop and talked all night.”

Schtupp---To have sex with someone. E.g. “Yeah, I’d definitely schtupp her”.

Dumb---Very. E.g. “They do dumb good pie at the place on the corner”.

Gotham---New York City. It’s the name of the corrupt major city in Batman, so it’s a joke about New York.

Son---This is an affectionate term to call someone you know well. E.g. “C’mon son, we’re going out”.

Thirsty---To look desperate, e.g. “Don’t act so thirsty, man. Play it cool!”

Thirst-bucket---A really, really desperate person. E.g. “Chill, son! You’re acting like a total thirst-bucket”

Dead-ass---This means you are completely serious about something. E.g. “I’m dead-ass, son. You can’t do that.”

Tight---In other places, this is slang for being close friends with someone, for example, “I used to be tight with him before we had that fight.” In New York, though, it means upset. E.g. “Man, you shouldn’t have sent her that message last night. She’s tight over that.”

Mad---This isn’t about being crazy or angry. In fact, it just means “very”. E.g. “Yeah, she’s still mad tight over what you said to her.”

Spaz---To get really angry, violent or aggressive with someone. E.g. “The guy knocked my drink over and I just spazzed out at him.”

Take it There---Another phrase for getting into a fight. E.g. “Why you grilling me like that? You wanna take it there?”

Bodega---A small shop / grocery store where you go to get all your essential items, snacks and morning coffee.

Yooz ---Plural version of you. E.g. “Are yooz guys coming with us?”
New York, New York! If you can make it there, you ... (show quote)


Thanks for the heads up my son lives in New York, now we can communicate better lol

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