Wednesday, August 19, 2009

oh yes...cues and clues

i was at a gallery opening and a girl said something and within two seconds i knew she was a native new yorker (a native manhattanite).

i think she said, 'yo, bust me down...'

today or yesterday i asked someone, 'did the young lady find her diamond?' (someone who works in my building lost a diamond, fell right out of the setting)

the young lady. now how you gonna be 28 and normal and refer to someone as 'the young lady.'

just comes right out, like 'my friend.'

i also did it without a linguistic clue recently. i just saw it, smelled it, and called it.

us young native manhattanites are so weird! nice to have a context, though.

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