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Dec 27, 2023·edited Dec 27, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

"Silence is the truest form of abbreviation." <Savors the girl who can't speak> 😂

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Great quote.

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Dec 27, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

Ha! This was such a good read! As a low key Canadian, NYC has never been on my radar but when I see it in TV shows it intrigues me. Not enough to visit though. I get anxiety over the thought of being among so many humans at once 😂

As for slang and abbreviations, I picked up a ton of weird language from spending 15 years all over Jamaica. Their Patois is English but it's so broken and improper and abrupt.

I quickly learned how to order a tank of gas the proper Jamaican way. You don't say "Can I have $20 worth of regular please?"

You abruptly say, "2000....87."

$2000 jmd is twenty dollars and 87 is the octane level of regular gas 😂😂

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NYC can be overwhelming at first. I love Boston. It’s doable.

That’s so funny about the gas in Jamaica. Every local has its own language. 🥰

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Dec 27, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

I have been to Boston just once for a few days. Beautiful city!

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Oct 26, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

LOL! 😁

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Sep 26, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

This had me LOL for real through the whole CK!

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Thx so much for reading and commenting! NY can inspire much humor.

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Aug 5, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

INRI is my earliest abbreviation encounter. Just found out it's meaning thanks to the internet. (Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum)

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Beautiful. Thx for reading and the spiritual abbreviation. There ought to be more. GIG (G-d is great.) 🙏🥰

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Aug 5, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

This is so fun. TISF 🫶

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Very funny, like a modern day Erma Bombeck.

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OMG! I am completely humbled. I love Erma. Wow. Thank you for the kind words. May I quote you????

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Sure...

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Jul 29, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

Love this. I've only been to NY once, but I was so impressed with my niece's very confident NY attitude while hailing a cab. Fun stuff. Hope to return! 💜

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Thx for reading and commenting! Whenever I go into an iffy neighborhood I “put on my New York.”

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Jul 28, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

Haven't been to NYC but I am planning to, so thank you for the warning...👀 If I was in your position, I'd be too embarrassed to interact with other people or even open my mouth to talk.

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Thx for reading and commenting! NY is fabulous!

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Jul 28, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

WD 👍🏽😊💜…well done 😎

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love this great essay i remember when you were a greenhorn on here maybe i teased you about the lighting cream rises to the top i guess....better go back see what else i missed

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Haven’t seen you in a while. Hope all is well. 🙏

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Jul 27, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

The abbreviations of twenty-somethings to their parents must be universal - I also get the silent one from mine. Loved the NYC lingo and that you were raised in LA but grew up in NYC!

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Thx, Donna. ❤️

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Jul 27, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

Hilarious essay! I didn’t realize all the abbreviations but here’s one for you to decipher- WTFIGOWATA! Ask me if I remember it. Haha!

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Thx, Vic. I know WTF but what’s the rest?

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Jul 27, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

What the f__k is going on with all these abbreviations!

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Haha! Love it!

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I absolutely adored this one! So many chuckles!

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Thank you for reading and commenting!

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

Thank you for reminding me of "coffee regular"... I SO miss those blue cups :) xo

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Thx for reading. I miss those cups too.

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

I miss NYC, but not so much the abbreviations as the lingo. I learned what a regular coffee was before I was old enough to drink it. I still stand on line at the post office, and sarcasm is my primary language. Thanks for taking me home.

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Haha. Thx for reading! Sarcasm won't get you far at the PO. "Regular" would be a funny first word out of a baby NYer's mouth.

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Jul 26, 2023Liked by Good Humor by CK Steefel

So would “fuggetaboudit”

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