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December 19, 2012
PHILADELPHIA is beautiful, clean, safe and tolerant. Stop laughing! I'm not saying it and probably neither are you. Philadelphians often are the burr under their own saddles. In the '70s, adman Elliott Curson crafted the following words for a sardonic billboard overlooking the Schuylkill Expressway near Conshohocken: "Philadelphia Isn't As Bad As Philadelphians Say It Is. " It was paid for by a group called Action Philadelphia (RIP). The billboard reflected a commonly held addytude among Philadelphians, who divide their time between bragging about Philly and trashing it. Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote of the gift "to see ourselves as others see us," to get a truer view of who and what we are. Philadelphians see ourselves through a filter of our experience.
NEWS
April 8, 2013 | By Clark DeLeon
Like most Philadelphia natives, I know the sound of a Philadelphia accent: "So I tollum straight up, 'Yo, Paulie, your sister's wit me. And we're gawna ride widges down-ashore or this car don't make it past Pashunk Avenue!' " And like most Philadelphia natives, I don't hear any accent in my voice when ordering kawfee at the Melrose or wooder ice at Rita's. Yanohwaddamean? Seriously, me? An accent? Fuhgeddaboudit. Nevertheless, I was disturbed by the recent headline "The Strange Decline of the Philly Accent" in the Atlantic magazine's online site, theatlanticcities.com.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
Chattanooga, Tenn., is trying to lure techies with financial incentives, but some Philadelphians are not impressed. Business, A14.
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | BY NATALIE POMPILIO, pompiln@phillynews.com 215-854-2595
WHEN IT comes to trash, Philadelphia has a bit of a reputation. And a problem. "Filthadelphia" is just one of the disparaging nicknames thrown our way. In a recent survey from Travel + Leisure magazine, locals and tourists alike claim that when it comes to dirty streets, Philadelphia's are among the nation's worst. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Send us your ideas to make the city cleaner at trash@phillynews.com . Join the discussion on our Facebook page ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The dirtiest city, according to the poll, is New Orleans.
NEWS
July 29, 1999 | Daily News
With 75,000 gallons of water, you could: Give 12-ounce glasses of water to 100,000 thirsty Philadelphians. Brush your teeth 75,000 times. Run the clothes washer 2,143 times. Flush an old toilet 21,428 times. Shower 1,071 sweaty Philadelphians for 10 minutes each. Take 3,000 bubble baths. Run a dishwasher 7,500 times. Hose off the pavement continuously for eight straight days.
NEWS
August 29, 2011 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
ZURICH, Switzerland - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra are bound to have ships-that-pass-in-the-night moments on their tours of European festivals, and the first was at the Zurich Airport on Sunday morning: The Chicagoans were emerging from the arrivals section of the airport while the Philadelphians were two levels up, going through security and passport control. The Chicagoans were in transit to Lucerne from Salzburg, Austria, and the Philadelphians were shipping out from Lucerne to Dublin, Ireland, using the same buses and Air Berlin chartered airplane.
NEWS
February 27, 2008
RE BYKOFSKY on Obama: Your last two sentences were right on point, sir: "Finally, as president, he can help heal America's historic racial wounds, which are our most stubborn and painful and difficult to admit. Even in Pennsylvania. " Hopefully, you can help your fellow writers (black and white), and Philadelphians in giving them a little more insight. Dennis Dozier, Philadelphia
NEWS
April 17, 2001
First Union Corp. is changing its name to Wachovia following the latest bank merger. This can only make F.U. Center officials happy, for the obvious reasons. Still, how long will it take before Philadelphians - who love their nicknames - to rename the stadium the Wacko? Not long at all.
NEWS
May 4, 1995 | ALEJANDRO A. ALVAREZ/ DAILY NEWS
City officials yesterday dedicate 2,000-bed Curran-Fromhold Corectional Facility in the Northeast, named for Holmesburg Warden Patrick Curran (Patrick Jr. and his son Patrick are at right) and Deputy Warden Robert Fromhold, slain by two inmates in 1973. Facility figures into Philadelphians' top election issue: crime and punishment.
NEWS
January 18, 1991 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS, MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS AND E.W. FAIRCLOTH/ DAILY NEWS
While war raged the Mideast, for many Philadelphians it was business as usual yesterday. Robert Cocchimiglio, 25, (top) waited for a fare in front of Independence Hall, and Oliver Johnson whipped up a batch of dough at Cinnabon, 34th and Market. At the Italian Market (bottom), shoppers browsed among the produce.
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