Language

Lower East Side Slang of Yore

Posted August 31, 2011 at 6:28 am

In the past, we here at Boogie have frequently delved into the subject of Lower East Side linguistics. What about slang that didn’t make the cut? More after the jump!

Words Native to New York City

Posted April 25, 2011 at 6:28 am

Back in November, we published an article about the contributions of the Bowery to our collective lexicon. Now let’s look at some other native words!

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How to Speak in 1938 New York

Last modified November 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Thanks to Boogie reader Shawn Chittle for passing along this link to the 1938 Almanac for New Yorkers [PDF].  In the wake of Friday’s post on Bowery slang, it seems rather appropriate to highlight the section on deciphering various city dialects (“In a Manner of Speaking”). Buckle in, this one will have you laughing! So […]