Thursday, June 15, 2006

New York Observation

People say many odd things here, as they do anywhere, but some still jar the ear that comes from elsewhere. One of them is:

Standing on line

Do I stand
On line or in line?

On the one hand
Either one’s fine.
There’s no article
So what do I care.
Who gives a particle
If “on” or “in” there.

On the other hand
It can be seen
That people stand
And I stand IN-between.

On the third hand
It might matter, but
While they all just stand
I move up and cut.

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