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February 3, 2008 | By John Timpane
I live in the land of youse - meaning Philly, meaning Jersey. I hear it coming from many lips, including mine. And guess what? Youse is more than just a regionalism. It's part of a grassroots movement, nationwide, to fill a big gap in the English language. Youse often comes with guys, as in youse guys. Though it's often associated with Italian working-class people in Eastern cities, you'll find it in western New York state and parts of what is known as the Inland North and New England.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
EX-MOB underboss Philip Leonetti's book, Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra , was published Tuesday by Running Press. Retail price is $24, but it can be found on Amazon for as little as $14.66. The book was cowritten by Scott Burnstein, a true-crime author and staff reporter for the Oakland Press , and Christopher Graziano, a freelance journalist and mob historian. It's an eye-opening look at life inside the Philadelphia-South Jersey mob during the 1980s.
NEWS
June 18, 2006 | Arthur Caplan
Arthur Caplan is chairman of the department of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Yo. Whassup? Has youse heard dat Geno's Steaks in Sout Philly got a sign up dat sez you gotta order in English to get a steak? Dat's right - if youse ain't sayin "wit wiz" or "widout," den you ain't no Merican and shunt get a cheesesteak, much less a hoagie. Well, dat sign shd stay. Dey din take down the sign at Chink's Steaks, an dey shun take diss one down needa.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1987 | By BILL KENT, Special to the Daily News
"I'm going to take youse out of the '80s," yowls Jon "Bowzer" Bauman as he leaps out of a gleaming peacock blue 1956 Thunderbird convertible during "Bowzer's Original Doo Wop Party," the new summer revue at the Tropicana. "I'm gonna take youse back to da '50s, a simpler era, when Marlon Brando could still fit on a motorcycle, when Pepsi Free didn't cost 75 cents. " Why not? When the casinos first came to Atlantic City, most of the entertainment offered was aimed at people in their 50s and 60s, because those were the folks with the most money to blow.
NEWS
September 28, 1998 | By Trish Boppert
I like to walk. I've been known to turn my back on bus stops, even in the pouring rain. I like to walk hard and fast. I like to pass other pedestrians like they're standing still. I like to jaywalk. I like to stroll through leaf-strewn twilights, watching remnants of sunlight burnish windows and change the patina of this city's bricks from dull red to that rich liquid rust so evocative of autumn. Walking has brought me to sights and sounds not experienced by the sleepy bus riders or the faces behind smeary subway windows.
NEWS
December 14, 1996 | By William Raspberry
I've put off telling you about Donna Wyant Howell's work in progress, I Was a Slave, because I've had trouble figuring out what to say about it. The accounts really don't tell you much you didn't already know about slavery, and what they do reveal is unconnected, inconsistent and without historical context. They are not even Howell's stories; she got them from the Library of Congress. I still don't know what to say, except this: Read it. If you are descended from slaves, if your forebears or their relatives owned slaves, if you have any curiosity about America's "peculiar institution," you owe it to yourself at least to sample this fledgling collection - and for this reason: The accounts are from the slaves themselves.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I lived with my best friend and her husband for a few months after moving to a new state. They recently went through a rough patch and she took a vacation to cool off. In her absence, and under the influence of a great deal of alcohol, her husband and I slept together. We decided it happened only because we were drunk and decided never to speak of it again. The problem is - it happened again, this time with almost no alcohol involved at all! I'm reluctant to tell my friend about our trysts.
NEWS
December 25, 1996 | By Richard Jones, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Santa needed a tailor. His pants were too short, barely reaching his knees. His coat was too snug. The sleeves rode up his long arms, and there was barely enough clearance for the downy belly underneath. And his hat kept falling off. But that's OK. They don't make too many Santa suits for 6-foot-6, 198-pound ex-basketball players who were once homeless and now double as street evangelists. They don't make many Santas like Ron Rush. You won't find Rush at the North Pole.
SPORTS
August 25, 2004 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yo, Philly. Youse guys ain't gonna believe what I seen the other day. There's this neighborhood over here called Nea Filadelfia, which some Greek guy told me means New Philly. It's amazin' how much like home the place is. No Wawas or Cheese Whiz, but lots of blue-collar people with attitudes. They got graffiti, too, narrow streets and a high crime rate. And they used to be famous for this big old ugly stadium that had its own 700 level and where, God love 'em, the crazy fans intimidated anyone who wasn't one of them.
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July 12, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITERS
On any other Sunday afternoon, Ecco Conte would have been inside watching television. But she walked miles around Philadelphia over the weekend - all for the sake of catching Pokémon. "I've done more walking in the past couple days than I have probably in the past six months," Conte said. And she wasn't alone. So many people have downloaded Pokémon Go - a new app that has users physically visit different geocached locations to "catch" animated creatures in a virtual world - that it was the No. 1 free app in Apple's App Store just days after its release last week.
NEWS
December 11, 2012
EX-MOB underboss Philip Leonetti's book, Mafia Prince: Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra , was published Tuesday by Running Press. Retail price is $24, but it can be found on Amazon for as little as $14.66. The book was cowritten by Scott Burnstein, a true-crime author and staff reporter for the Oakland Press , and Christopher Graziano, a freelance journalist and mob historian. It's an eye-opening look at life inside the Philadelphia-South Jersey mob during the 1980s.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012 | Dear Abby
DEAR ABBY: "Wants to Do the Right Thing" asked about using email to thank those who donated to a fund-raiser for her son, who has bone cancer. What's wrong with that? I have been there. One of my twin boys was diagnosed with cancer at age 2. I was grateful for all the help my family and friends gave me, but I did not always have the time or energy to devote to writing thank-you cards. You really have to have experienced this kind of long-term stress and trauma to understand.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I lived with my best friend and her husband for a few months after moving to a new state. They recently went through a rough patch and she took a vacation to cool off. In her absence, and under the influence of a great deal of alcohol, her husband and I slept together. We decided it happened only because we were drunk and decided never to speak of it again. The problem is - it happened again, this time with almost no alcohol involved at all! I'm reluctant to tell my friend about our trysts.
NEWS
August 12, 2010
THIS IS nothing new. Every year some young phenom will burst onto the sporting landscape of a city and create a buzz. What's uncommon is for that kind of potential to hit all four franchises in one city at the same time. A city with a star-crossed sports history like Philadelphia seems an unlikely place for such a convergence, but it could be upon us. About 2 weeks ago, the Phillies caused quite a stir when they finally called up 22-year-old outfielder Domonic Brown, who is considered one of the top five prospects in baseball.
NEWS
November 4, 2009
THE FIRST thing we wondered when we heard SEPTA's unions went out on strike yesterday at 3 a.m. was this: What if the Phillies hadn't won Tuesday night? Would transit workers have still called the surprise strike when the city was having a REALLY bad night? Would they have kicked the city when it was down? It's hard to imagine a union that would call a strike in the dead of night would have any kind of compassion for a defeated town. After all, the governor and Rep. Bob Brady had to intervene to keep SEPTA running during the World Series.
NEWS
November 6, 2008
WHEN the president-elect is writing his thank yous, he should include the following: Hillary Clinton for giving him months of practice. Lehman Brothers for collapsing at just the right moment. George W. Bush for being the most unpopular president since Richard Nixon. John McCain for his inability to hide his desperate feelings during the debates. (Unlike his wonderfully gracious concession speech.) Tina Fey for making a parody of Sarah Palin before Palin made a parody of herself.
NEWS
February 3, 2008 | By John Timpane
I live in the land of youse - meaning Philly, meaning Jersey. I hear it coming from many lips, including mine. And guess what? Youse is more than just a regionalism. It's part of a grassroots movement, nationwide, to fill a big gap in the English language. Youse often comes with guys, as in youse guys. Though it's often associated with Italian working-class people in Eastern cities, you'll find it in western New York state and parts of what is known as the Inland North and New England.
NEWS
May 4, 2007 | By GREGG PODOLSKI
YOU'RE not a good driver. That might be difficult for you to hear - especially over the sound of all the cars around you crashing into each other while you drift across six lanes of traffic so you can text, "What up, dawg?" to your mother - but it's true. Why? Glad you asked: You've made 16 turns since you've been in front of me, but the only blinking light I've seen is the Bluetooth jammed into your ear (which makes you look like a tool, by the way). It's 7:58 a.m., I'm late for work, and you're doing 65 in the left lane.
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