For People from New York: 10 Things We Never Say

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Written by Gary

This only applies to people from New York: there are some phrases that you would just never hear a New Yorker say.

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Every time I talk to one of my high school friends from Florida, they inevitably ask me if I spend much time in Times Square. Living in New York City, I am aware that I live in a strange bubble that is completely different from the rest of the country, but it is still jarring to me when I cringe about things that everyone else in the US would consider normal conversation.

As much as I never want to become a New Yorker (or lumped into that people from New York category), even I have to admit that I have changed since I moved 7 years ago. If you want an example, I was vehemently against men wearing skinny jeans when I first arrived. Now I have pants so tight I waste an entire bottle of lube just trying to get them off at night. Then I have to have sex using butter. Fair warning: beware of rogue poppy seeds.

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Anyway, there exists an unspoken list of phrases that New Yorkers just don’t say. Here are 10 of my favorite highlights.

-1. Cash only? Cool!

2. I grew up here in Williamsburg.

3. I love taking the train, it’s so clean and the people are so friendly.

4. Lena Dunham? No, I don’t really have a strong opinion about her.

5. I just found this great new dermatologist! Maybe you’ve heard of him? Dr. Zizmor?

6. I need some excitement. I think I’ll go to a Mets game.

7. Sure, I’ll run into Whole Foods and get that for you—meet you back here in five minutes!

8. But how can I cross the street? The walk sign isn’t on!

9. I’m hungry, let’s head to Times Square for dinner.

10. I got this mattress off the street!

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About the author


Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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