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Australian Slang Puzzle

Quiz Guy John Chaneski has crafted a puzzle inspired by Australian slang. For example: New Yorkers know the meaning of a Bronx cheer, but they may not know what it means to wave one’s hand in the air in an Aussie salute. What does an Aussie...

New Yorkers Stand On Line

A New York City man wonders if there’s any truth to the story that New Yorkers say they stand on line, as opposed to in line, because of lines painted on the floor at Ellis Island. Although such lines are useful for managing large queues, the...

Demonyms

Everyone knows New Yorkers and Angelenos, but what do you call someone from Sheboygan, Wisconsin? Demonyms, or the names for people from a given place, can get pretty complicated, but there are seven rules as drawn by George Stewart, and Paul...

In Line vs. On Line

It’s an easy way to separate New Yorkers from non-New Yorkers: Do you stand on line or in line? A Midwesterner who relocated to the Big Apple wants to know why people there are adamant about waiting on line instead of in line. See a map...

hunnert-mile-an-hour tape

hunnert-mile-an-hour tape  n.— «The holes they have in them are adequately held together by duct tape, or as we used to call it on the Colorado river, “hunnert-mile-an-hour tape.” And if you run across noisy, obnoxious New...