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13 words that have a different meaning in New York than anywhere else

13 words that have a different meaning in New York than anywhere else

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Not everything has the same meaning in New York that it does in the rest of the country. From measuring distance to terms of endearment, these words have a slightly different meaning in NYC than anywhere else.

“Long walk”
Other places: From the back of a parking lot to a store.
In New York: Four avenues and ten blocks.

“Cheap drinks”
Other places: $4 cocktails.
In New York: $9 cocktails.

“Crazy hours”
Other places: 8 hour days.
In New York: 12 hour days.

 “Slice”
Other places: A piece of pizza.
In New York: A piece of plain cheese pizza.

“Hero”
Other places: The main character in a Marvel film.
In New York: A sandwich made on a small loaf of bread. 

“Pizza Connection”
Other places: A recommendation for a great pizza place.
In New York: The correlation in price between a pizza slice and subway ride.

“Cheap rent”
Other places: $800 a month.
In New York: $2000 a month. 

“Nutcracker”
Other places: A classic holiday ballet popular with children.
In New York: A boozy drink with mysterious ingredients usually bought on a beach. 

“Grill”
Other places: A backyard barbecue.
In New York: A long stare.

“Son”
Other places: A male child.
In New York: A good friend.

“Stoop”
Other places: To bend over.
In New York: The stairs in front of an apartment building. 

“Broadway”
Other places: Musical theater.
In New York: A street. 

“Regular Coffee”
Other places: A medium coffee.
In New York: A coffee with milk and sugar.

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