Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 11:37:59 -0500 From: Mark Mandel Subject: The City -Reply >>> David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783 asks: I have a question about the "real New Yorkers"--do they (as I do) refer to Idlewild rather than JFK and do they use the old subway line routes in conversation (AA, GG, BB rather than 1, 9, &c)? db (who moved out on the island--Feb 1942) <<<<< Well, I called it Idlewild for a while, but then adapted to the change. I may have been more linguistically flexible: I'm at least 6 years younger than you, on the evidence. I think of the numbered subway lines as being only on the IRT, and the BMT and IND lines as lettered. I refer to the lines that I remember, most notably the D and F trains. AA: was that the 8th Ave. local? But I haven't lived there for many years. Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200 320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : Personal home page: