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    Toydy toyd an' toyd

    Monday mornings, I like to read the Metropolitan Diary in the NY Times. Today I saw this bit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Eberstein, NYT
    Overheard outside a florist’s shop on Third Avenue near 71st Street in Manhattan:

    Potential customer, older man: “Got any doyt?”
    I burst out laughing because I understood it, even though it's an older accent I haven't heard in a while. Then I realized that wasn't the end of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Eberstein, NYT
    Clerk: “What’s doyt?”

    P.C.: “Ya know ... ya dig it ... outa da oyt.”
    That's when I realized the charming and beloved Noo Yawk accent is disappearing. (For reference to the old Noo Yawk accent, watch the Honeymooners or any WWII movie w/ a character named "Brooklyn" in it.) Oh well, time marches on. Think I'll go get a cuppa cawfee an' a bialy.
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    Hahaha "outa da oyt"

    My favorite non-noo-yawka noo yawk acksent goes to Annie Potts in Ghostbusters.

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    It'll never die as long as we have Bugs Bunny!

    Bugs RULES!!!!
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    The 4 AM bar closing is also going away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    The 4 AM bar closing is also going away
    Now THAT sucks!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    The 4 AM bar closing is also going away
    Lousy community boards.
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    How sad. Just last week I partied with some out of town friends who lamented that their city shut down early.

    Then again, most post 4AM shenanigans I've been a part of never ended well. This might be a good thing...NAH.

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