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For those outside the New York area who visit, communicate with the denizens of the city or move here, there are lots of new things you'll encounter. Among those is everyday language and localisms. Many are rooted in the history and many cultures that comprise NYC and its people.
Here's a good place to find out things like the definition and history of the Bronx Cheer or a New York Minute!


*Also: A transplanted New Yorker, named Evan Morris who wrote for the Daily News, still puts out a column on word history and origins - here's the link!

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last modified: 2004-07-29 16:55:01