Date: Sat, 5 Nov 1994 02:00:00 LCL
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: new york city and upstate
we're "New Yorkers" (specifying that we're from "New York
City" or "the City" [and yes, I'm aware of the arrogance
of that one] if appropriate) or "Long Islanders.
"the city" is definitely area-specific, though. just as donald lance
said "the city" is st. louis (wasn't that it?) in newark, NY, where i
grew up (it's NOWHERE NEAR new jersey!), "the city" is rochester--(as
in "i'm working in the city now") even though we're about
equidistant from rochester and syracuse.
M. Lynne Murphy e-mail: 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]muse.arts.wits.ac.za
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