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Brooklynees... (slang terms) February 01, 2007 8:35 PM

Hey... you... yeah, that's right. I wanna hear some Brooklynees.

Hey Maaaa!

Yo... meatball... get offa my car!

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My Auntie Ruthie used to say this alot February 01, 2007 11:07 PM

             "Hey Jif"... "Wheyahgawn?"

  Sounds like one word. 

And...I used to hear(some people say this sort of word..) heeyah...yes that's "heeyah"

And "Aaaayafaddasmustache"

And "girlie" when someone didn't know a girls name..they would call out..."hey girlie".

"close the light"    (instead of turn the light off.)

"open the light"  ( for turn on the light)

"aye...notfahnuttinbut "   ( hey not for nothing.. but )

"caahhmel"    (for Caramel) flavor


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 February 01, 2007 11:13 PM

Do you remember a time when...

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny- miney-moe" ?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
"Oly-oly-oxen- free" made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from
their "grown-up" life . . I double-dog-dare- ya!
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 February 03, 2007 5:35 PM

Hay yous guyes wana go see the Bums , Translation would you young men like to go see the Dodgers play Baseball.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hi, February 03, 2007 6:50 PM

That is correct....People of the Brooklyn, New York persuasion..used to say that alot  "yous guys" .

It's another whole language...I wanted to make a dictionary of Brooklynees people would undah standus!  "Aye...yous wanna go get a pizza pie?"   "Aye....yous ovah deahhhh...git ovah heahhhh!"

Ah I miss the homeland language....


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 February 03, 2007 7:49 PM

Earl... I hope you know that this is the way of the older folks in how to say 'oil'. My dear grandma used to say 'the earl man is coming for a delivery'

It's funny, but sometimes instead of saying 'girl' it was 'goil'. Go figure.

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 February 03, 2007 8:45 PM

Hay nobody said Pizza it was wana get a slice  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 07, 2007 4:50 PM

Brooklyn style pizza. Their is a commercial that plays once in a while lately advertizing 'Brooklyn Style Pizza', and it's so funny because it's true. It seems always that the guy behind the counter in a pizza place always calls you boss! "How many slices boss"? Gimme two slices.

And it seems that pepperoni pizza is a most famous and typical type to get. "Two pepperoni boss"?

In the commercial and old lady is watching the taxi driver eating a slice, and she says "Come on, fold it like a man"! The cabby says, "I am folding like a man"! Thanks for bringing up the pizza George. I was going to say Georgey, because they always like adding a 'Y' at the end of a friends name too. Instead of 'hey Pal'... it's 'hey Paly'.

Don't forget... if you have to toss a coin to see who pays... it's actually that you toss a 'kern', not coin.

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toity toid an toid February 08, 2007 3:56 AM

toity toid an toid for 33rd street 3rd ave.

wherever i go out of state, i usually get pinned out as a brooklynite when i ask for a cup of cawfee.

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 February 08, 2007 5:05 AM

Cawfee...I love it. I still get made fun of... even from around here!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
'Nic' Names... February 08, 2007 4:56 PM

You ever had a 'nic' name? A pet name or just a lovable short for your real name? Mine was Wally.

All of my childhood and growing up, it was 'Wally'.

I didn't mind, as also my dad's and grandpa's 'nic' name was also Wally, due to out last name.

But... 'nic' names were different in old Brooklyn, in some ways. In some ways. Everyone had a short cut, and a short name...

There was 'Eddie short hair', 'Fat Anthony', Tommy 'Lips', 'Georgey big head', 'Mary one sock', 'Philly the snake', and on and on.

In my thoughts and memories and joy of posting this, I hope Mary one sock is doing fine! We were all wading through the water in Hamilton Beach, and she seemed to loose a sock, but got them shoes on and we all headed our way. Good times!

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Only in Brooklyn did you hear these names... February 08, 2007 7:54 PM

Thanks Wade for the know...the kids and even grown ups kept their nic is unique in New York...

Louie lips......and Slick Sal....

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 February 08, 2007 8:11 PM

Hate to admit it but my nick name was M. D. ( short for a type of wine )  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 February 09, 2007 12:42 AM

many of my friends simply had a " boy " put at the end of thier name ie; sally boy, tommy boy , billy boy.

and of course others got silly nicknames for silly reasons. ... mikey shoes because the guy loved to dance back in the disco era, or joey soup, because the guy had soup for lunch every day and usually came back to school after lunch with a noodle stuck to him somewhere. and I think every crowd had a tall paul. if there were two people in the crowd with the same name one would get nicknamed by whatever thier most prominent feature.... fat mike, short al, joey mutz ( he loved extra mozzarella on his pizza ) big petey, little petey, medium sized petey, author petey....

me? i was tone-tone in my family, and sypaman ( for superman ) amongst my friends.

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 March 04, 2007 6:37 AM

I have a slang word that I remembered that one friend in particular would use all the time, and just had to mention here.

'Yooze' Instead of saying... 'all of you'. or 'you there', or just saying you in plural; it was yooze!

She is the nicest gal, but still says it!

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Youse guys... March 04, 2007 12:34 PM

Speaking of is modern days just a few years ago...and I heard a few people still say " "youse"   still!!!    "youse ova theah"...."yeah Youse"

And the one thing that always irked me was "axe" for "ask"   I really get irked when I hear "Axe someone a question.."  It is not AXE  it is ASK.

And people say isn't is ET setera....ETcetera with a t not a k....they even say it on t.v. and noone corrects them....

Geraldo on t.v.  says EKcetera....and noone ever corrected him.....

typical to hear in brooklyn....   Aye!...axe ya mudda !   for (ask your mother) 

Oh well old habits die hard  


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don't worry 'bout it! December 24, 2007 6:44 AM

reading this brings back memories... like "don't worry 'bout it".  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Brooklynese January 13, 2014 9:26 PM

YO, Brooklynese is like Dyslexica. You know what your saying,

others might not!

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