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New York As A Second Language: Haddabea Neyawka

by Molly Katz

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Everyone knows you can get anything you want in New York. But the one thing "The City" doesn"t have is a take-"em-by-the-hand, Neyawka"s guide to living and working in the five boroughs . . . until now. New York as a Second Language: Haddabea Neyawka is destined to become the one authentic, lived-there-that"s-it! source for the real New York.For the great benefit of all those attatan-ers who aren"t quite sure where to begin to understand the Big Apple (note, you can get stabbed for using that phrase there), author Molly Katz created this book as a series of lessons, all aimed at introducing cousin Boodie"from Catfish Crossing, Tenn."to all things New York. From Masterin" the Neyawk Accent and What ta Do fa Entatainment to Movin" Aranna City and Thinkin" Like a Neyawka, this hilarious tome captures the grit, the gusto, and the guts of the place like nothing else.Peppered throughout"like sidewalk hot dogs"are the unique words and phrases essential to the New York experience. Consider "Gidada heah!" ("Is that so'"), "Samatta'" ("Have I said something wrong'"), and "Awhat'" ("Don"t you agree'" as in "Is this cawfee gobbidge, awhat'"). Besides the rich vocabulary are the situations and scenarios that make life in this city stand alone. Whether cousin Boodie"s shopping for a real estate agent, dodging street wackos, riding the subway, or ordering morning coffee at the corner Starbucks, she"s got something to learn at every turn. Following the lessons, readers find "Da Exam" at book"s end, giving them their own opportunity to see just how they"ll fit into this funny, competitive, and fantastic place to live.… (more)

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