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Why the saying goes " a new york minute?"

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Asked by judalline, 08 Jul '10 06:25 pm
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A New York minute is an instant. Or as Johnny Carson once said, it\'s the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn. It appears to have originated in Texas around 1967. It is a reference to the frenzied and hectic pace of New Yorkers\' lives. A New Yorker does in an instant what a Texan would take a minute to do.
Answered by Arshad Khan, 08 Jul '10 06:20 pm

 
  
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