May 28, 2010

Random Commuter Observations

Two things overheard on the metro today.

First, I heard someone referring to Baltimore as "B-more." Is this a common usage? I've heard "Bal'mer" many times, but this was a first for me.

Second, I overheard two young ladies, evidently strangers, strike up a conversation. It started out with one complimenting the other's purse. Within thirty seconds, the one with the purse was giving detailed information about her hair-dye and a weight-loss operation.

Does no one understand the concept of discretion anymore?

Posted by Robert at May 28, 2010 08:16 AM | TrackBack

Never heard of B-more before.

I blame the current awful way of shortening people's names (can't even really call them nicknames), like folks at ESPN calling basketball player Dwayne Wade D-Wade. Call him shorty or something else.

Posted by: rbj at May 28, 2010 12:47 PM

I thought the diminutive of Baltimore was "Balto". I've even addressed letters with that on the envelope, and it went through.

Posted by: The Sanity Inspector at May 29, 2010 01:46 PM
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