I think Newyorker's are amazingly......(complete this ,sentence please.
...brash and no-nonsense. those are the words that come to mind when i think of people from there that i have met.
Cosette .. I like it. Brief and to the point. Unlike the sort of drivel I would.................
Only other New Yorkers think New Yorkers are amazing. The rest of us think New Yorkers are just New Yorkers and will always be just New Yorkers. (I've found I like typing New Yorker)
skinny for Americans. I had heard so much about super-sized Americans but the first place I went to was New York. Everyone does way too much walking there....
Barely enough time to grab a burger it seems.
mcbean , I had to check you out and was amazed to find you living on a "differernt planet", or some such thing.
Are newyorkers anorexic, in your opinion?
I think New Yorker are amazingly nieve about their history on immigration, by the way they brag about being the gateway to the world.
Most of anything I've ever heard were horror stories from the immigrants that came through New York.
If anything New Orleans or San Francisco should have better recognition for their immigration history.
...prone to stereotyping?
Arrogant, cocky, boring, sad, pathetic, useless, below average in intelligence and many other things. However, with that said, I do know a few, who are not in that class of people.
Only because I know them personally and they are none of those descriptions.
Wow, cagsil I was thinking people might settle on one adjective.
I guess there should only be one more reply now, someone telling us their finer points.
Thanks for your input......but I don't mean to let readers think I endorse these sentiments. This is a genuine poll. I am from the UK and don't have a strong or informed view about Newyorker's.
Thank you for your interest. New Yorkers are the Best (and worst sometime) of what America is. However, being compacted, rushed, missunderstood, feared, and targeted...We just dont have the time to show the world how all the pressure we face everyday actually make us the smartest, most compassionate, patient, loving and forgiving people in this Country. But...I'm not one of them.
In reply to Cagsil.
It's a shame some people live their entire life without an original thought. Be unpredictable for a change Dude! Yawn.....
I'm from the UK too and have never met a New Yorker, so cannot comment. Loved New Orleans to bits, less keen on Baltimore and Washington DC although I ate a marvellous baba ganoush in the latter place.
Writeangled, I envy your visit to New Orleans. This is somewhere I will visit before I die.
There are so many places I want to visit in Europe, that I often forget the places I would like to visit in the USA.
Colebaby, is this true?
Sorta - Only for half the year - they come back up to NY for the other half - the warmer half - also known as "Snowbirds" :-)
It is "season" right now. Meaning all of them are here.
Its hard to avoid the Camrys and Grand Marquis
But a lot of New Yorkers live here year round.
I'm afraid I meet many of them here in Cologne who speak in a very loud voice, and constantly remind that they are from NEW YORK.
I suppose I'm supposed to say WOW!
But I just tell them I'm from little old LONDON, which they don't seem to find any where near as impressive as being from NEW YORK.
Camlo, do you not agree that londoner's have a superiority complex. I was born in London and lived there for thirty years.When I moved up North it was a big culture shock.
I still worry about the accent. I try to get my children to speak in a southern accent. How sad is that. I don't think we are better , but can't help myself from toning down their northern accents.
I hate to say it, but you might be right. I think you are, in fact.
But at least none of us British (not that I've ever met) go to a foreign country and brag about where they're from.
BTW I think the London (Cockney) accent is terrible. Much prefer a northern one.
I grew up in London in a Polish family, studied in Bristol. My daughters were born in Zagreb and Bristol, respectively. After that, we moved to Sheffield and then Nottingham. My girls always complained that they were teased at school for the "posh" accents they had inherited from me. In fact, my accent is fairly neutral. Anyway, they now live in Brighton and London and no longer complain
Writeangled, I think you might appreciate this true story.. My son was trying to catch a train from Doncaster to London. The woman at the desk said what seemed to be "all trains to London cancelled". My son was devastated. " What shall I do dad"."Should I catch a coach" . No matter how many times she repeated " all trains are cancelled" my son still didn't get it.
Yes , she was saying "hull trains are cancelled". Yes, there were plenty of other trains to London.
There are 2 kinds of New Yorkers - those that fit the stereotype (rude, obnoxious, loud, etc.) and those that do not (nice, kind, helpful, etc.) - just like everywhere else in the world.
Hey - if YOU to drive thru our city, you'd be yelling out the window and cursing like a native new yorker too
New Yorkers are no better than anyone else, we just like to think we are. Well - we believe it too We are just a very proud people and have no shame in showing it (loudly of course).
We don't want everyone to know we're from NY - it can't be helped. The minute we open our mouth , people know! They say it's our accent (what accent?)
Born here, raised here, raising my kids here, and might possibly even be a Snowbird too someday. All I know is that I wouldn't live anywhere else. Even with that foot of snow we're expecting tomorrow
Well, if they didn't tell me they're from NEW YORK, I wouldn't know, because I can't tell the difference between a NEW YORK accent and a Californian. To me, the accent is just American.
Unfortunately where ever I go (outside of NY), the minute I open my mouth, someone will say, "You're from NY, right?".
Is there a "californian" accent?
Pd, you sound like a great guy.
A great citizen of the world as well as a great NewYorker.
Thanks seanorjohn - you're not to shabby yourself
Just for future reference, I'm a gal
Couldn't have said it better myself. I forgot about the pride of being a New Yorker in my reply to Seanorjohn. Every other place on this planet would be a nice place to visit. I was born and hope to die here in Brooklyn, NY!
I found New Yorkers (at least down town) to be clever, considerate, friendly and some of the nicest people I have met. I will leave out the huge guy who came towards us on the footpath abusing every passer by! Nobody was arguing with him, he was the size of any other two men! Must have had a very bad day!
I really do love New York.
Earnesthub. That is so funny.Praising then spending most of your words on damning Newyorkers..
Do you like them? Are you prepared to generalise? State your position, please.
Please do not take offence.
I truly thank you for your comments.
That is what I found too. It felt like my own city of Melbourne. I was invited to peoples apartments, lent a car to travel upstate by a stranger, treated well everywhere I went.
The whole layout of this page has just changed. Has anyone else noticed the same thing?
New Yorkers are.... unique
Remember that old tongue twister:
Unique New York
Unique New York
Unique New York
Try saying that 3x fast.
It's a wonderful town.
Thanks for that.
Now I think of it .... Frank Sinatra.
"My kind of town" .
Damn , that was Chicago, wasn't it? I'm from UK so please forgive.
and the girls have names like Gina and wear big hoop earrings and would give you the shirt off their back. i had the most fun with her. she moved away though
Cosette, thanks for your response.
I take it you like Newyorkers.
I am intrigued at your response. Don't worry, don't explain Keep it a mystery.
Great to hear such responses. I only expected one word responses.
I am fairly new. I wonder if I should have asked this in the "sandpit".
Another from Frank..."I want to wake in the city that never sleeps"...
I love New Yorkers...brash, no-nonsense, speak their minds...you always know where you stand. If they like you, you know and if you don't you know...very little reading between the lines.
But then, I grew up in New Jersey...it's very much the same...seemingly harsh people with hearts of gold. The "f" word is common, but means little. Words don't mean much, but action does.
Thanks k. I was really getting my Sinatra mixed up.
Thanks for reminding me. I am going to check it all out now.
I think NYC is just like any other place in that you will find scum of the earth as well as good people there. Y'all can go write hubs now because I just settled this for you. (They are no better and no worse.)
But that's because I'm from the STATE of New York and CONSTANTLY get confused (when I'm out of state) for being from New York City.
Newsflash: Buffalo, NY is FURTHER from New York City than it is from Cleveland.
I hate when people say, "wow, you don't have a New York accent!" really?!?! could it possibly be the same reason that I don't have a Boston accent? or a Kentucky accent? I'm not FROM THERE!
It's such an insult for you to be mistaken as someone from NYC. How about refusing to be insulted by our tax dollars that keep your town alive! How about you profit from the prisons and inmates that only come from the town you are so proud of.
REFUSE THE INSULT OF PROFITTING FROM A CITY THAT HAPPENS TO BE A PART OF YOUR STATE, BROTHER! YOU ARE FROM THE EMPIRE STATE, BECAUSE, NEW YORK CITY IS A PART OF IT!
How do we succeed from this backwater State anyway? Let's make New Jersey rich!
This is fascinating. I had no idea about these differences."the state of new york" , well I never!
Dude! I'm from California but most definitely NOT from LA! NY is a big place and not just Manhattan, as many assume
That's all I was trying to get at...
it just irks me that people will lump you in with someone else just because they recognize ONE part of where you're from.
Buffalo and NYC are two VERY VERY different cities, and it makes me mad that people don't know ANYTHING about the second largest city in the state of NY
and friendlyword, I think the word you were looking for is "SECEDE" since it seemed like you were insinuating that NYC should become a part of Jersey so you don't have to be "burdened" by us Western New Yorkers...also, don't act like you're the only ones that pay taxes, being in the great state of NY ours are just as high as yours
True, Long Island is also a part of NY but when you ask someone that lives on L.I. where they're from they don't say NYC, they say Long Island. And not everyone has the "NY accent" (like me).
Don't matter what borough I live in, or if I move to L.I. someday or even up to Syracuse, when asked, the answer will always be NY.
Uh, I know a few New Yorkers and I have my opinion, but I'll just let this one go....
New Yorkers showed what they were made of during 9/11. Every person I have met from New York has been great.
(9 .11) was so bad I read somewhere that afterwards USA organisations and NY were being much more people friendly.
Don't sack Joe... he's a good guy.
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