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Run "McLean" past your typical denizen of Flyover Country and listen for the result.

Fonzie might think of us as flyover country too, though, y'rhonor.

Crazy talk! Greater Laurel is Coastal! It is part of the famous Bos-Wash Axis of Non-Evil! Now Chicago, that's flyover country, though Lt. Butch O'Hare International Airport is the site of many a layover.
Run "McLean" past your typical denizen of Flyover Country and listen for the result.

Fonzie might think of us as flyover country too, though, y'rhonor.

Crazy talk! Greater Laurel is Coastal! It is part of the famous Bos-Wash Axis of Non-Evil! Now Chicago, that's flyover country, though Lt. Butch O'Hare International Airport is the site of many a layover.
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Run "McLean" past your typical denizen of Flyover Country and listen for the result.

Fonzie might think of us as flyover country too, though, y'rhonor.

Crazy talk! Greater Laurel is Coastal! It is part of the famous Bos-Wash Axis of Non-Evil! Now Chicago, that's flyover country, though Lt. Butch O'Hare International Airport is the site of many a layover.
They got that idear from New York.

What? New York has subway escalators? I don't recall ever seeing one. We've had them since the first Metro stations opened in 1976.

Sure, there are lots of subway escalators in New York, primarily at the more major stations having inter-line or otherwise vertically inter-platform transfers. For example, there's the really lengthy one at 59th Street that connects the 4 and 5 IRT express, very far underground, to the 6 IRT local, less far underground. Grand Central has some.

There are, or were, some dangerously narrow ones at the 34th Street/Herald Square station. One nize day when I was about 10 (I was travelling to Macy's with my sister) I caught my right sneakered foot in one of those for maybe five seconds before I was able to pull it out. There were Merchant Marine radio-style sparks, and my sneaker got sort of burned, and the sneaker felt hot, but my foot itself was (apparently) undamaged. Geez, if my foot had been damaged that would have been quite a tort! (You know, I wouldn't have posted such a graphic and lurid account as this, but for the Influence of Tony Cooper(tm). Actually I've probably told that story at least twice before.)
There's a subway station in the downtown Brooklyn/Brooklyn Heights area that has an elevator for non-disabled passengers. I can't remember which one it is maybe the Boro (sic) Hall station. AFAIK that's the only New York City subway station so equipped.
One thing Laurel Metro stations have that New York stations don't is chandeliers.
Crazy talk! Greater Laurel is Coastal! It is part of the famous Bos-Wash Axis of Non-Evil! Now Chicago, that's flyover country, though Lt. Butch O'Hare International Airport is the site of many a layover.

By the way, I thought everyone would be thrilled to see the prominence of Downtown Laurel (the Mothership) in the DCA and BWI weather radar maps:
http://radar.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/metro radar large.asp?nxsite=dca radar large.asp?nxsite=bwi

The second of the two has glorious Bethesda noted and omits any textual acknowledgement of the stateless District adjacent. (Or, indeed, anything not in Maryland except for the soulless highway rest stop of Newark, Del., and a couple of Pennsylvania towns; AccuWeather, being based in Pennsylvania, can hardly help that last bit.)
JM
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There are, or were, some dangerously narrow ones at the 34th Street/Herald Square station. One nize day when I was ... account as this, but for the Influence of Tony Cooper(tm). Actually I've probably told that story at least twice before.)

Yeah, well, some people can tell a story and some just relate what happened.
I have some who write to me as "Steven". Unless they do so repeatedly, I don't bother to correct them.

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I have an acquaintance whose name is 'Nina', pronounced "nine-a".

In the Gasoline Alley comic strip there was a character named "Nina Clock". Since I pronounced it Nee-na I had to have the joke pointed out to me.

Doe that lengthening of vowels in proper names go along with "Bay-zil" and "See-sill"?

Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
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E-mail - see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
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My sister-in-law twice removed is named Margot. She is called "Ma got" bythe family, though most English speakers pronounce the name "Ma go".

Jean Harlow: 'Why you're Mar-gott Asquith, aren't you?' Margot Asquith: 'No my dear, the 't' in Margot is silent... as in Harlow.'

Mike M
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