Finally! An Explanation of Why New Yorkers Talk so Funny!

According to Dick Yarbrough, in an article of May 2, New Yorkers talk funny because "everyone talks in a hurry because they want to get off the streets before they are mugged. New Yorkers say things like 'Watchwhereth **%@# yurgoin,'meaning, 'Excuse me, but you stepped in front of me,' and "fuggedabowdit,' which translates as, 'Thank you, but I must respectfully decline.'"

And an interesting take on the meaning/use distinction from the article: Southerners have the same words as everyone else, they just assign them different meanings.

I'm with you Dick. I'm with you. Only, what about those wonderful Texas accents?


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