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More On The New York City Sensibility

A reader reports: “Fran Liebowitz’s definition of ‘the out of doors’:

’That space between the taxi cab and the front door of the building.’”

Another reader, however, instructs me that Alexander Portnoy grew up in

Weehawken, not Newark. Hey, who knows that stuff? It’s all “Jersey side.”

(In my bowling days, I was amused to hear fellow bowlers–Noo Yawkers

all–refer to a strike attained by hitting the head pin on the _left_,

instead of the more usual right, as “a Jersey strike.” What do they call it

in other states, I wonder? To which I think I can hear Rick reply: “Who

cares?”)

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