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hlthe2b

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5. Given they are shoved WHILE WAITING for the train, why are they calling them "straphangers?"
Mon Feb 15, 2021, 08:27 AM
Feb 2021

I do know what the slang term refers to, but these folks are just those waiting for the train. The term seems unnecessarily derogatory in this disconnected context.

NYC has no appeal to me Rorey Feb 2021 #1
There's nothing there worth the $40 for a ride in and back Klaralven Feb 2021 #8
I've been there many times--typically for professional conferences. If you have $$$ it can be great hlthe2b Feb 2021 #9
It's the crowds, among other things Rorey Feb 2021 #14
I lived in the northeast over 30 years ago, and spent a lot of time in NYC shrike3 Feb 2021 #21
Frank disagrees 😉 Dem4Life1102 Feb 2021 #10
That's too bad PJMcK Feb 2021 #25
I agree kcr Feb 2021 #28
I love NYC! Lived there moonscape Feb 2021 #30
I love where I live, but many don't share my opinion Rorey Feb 2021 #31
One more reason North Shore Chicago Feb 2021 #2
AMEN! Earbuds and staring at that GD phone screen make me crazy. Pay attention to the world! CurtEastPoint Feb 2021 #3
Exactly... One can become a victim anywhere. I only wear "NON-noise cancelling" earbuds hlthe2b Feb 2021 #4
This! LisaM Feb 2021 #11
Absolutely Rorey Feb 2021 #15
Why I would never wear earbuds while going about my business. And why I rarely look at my phone when shrike3 Feb 2021 #22
Given they are shoved WHILE WAITING for the train, why are they calling them "straphangers?" hlthe2b Feb 2021 #5
Straphangers is a common term for bus or subway riders. LisaM Feb 2021 #12
As I said, I am well aware of the use of the term for those who stand on the subway. They were hlthe2b Feb 2021 #13
It annoyed me too soothsayer Feb 2021 #19
I've only ever seen it used by newspaper writers kcr Feb 2021 #27
The New York Daily News cleaves to mid-20th century tabloid nomenclature. musette_sf Feb 2021 #29
History of mental illness? Huh. WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2021 #6
I haven't taken the subway in a while here in Boston, but that has always scared me here as smirkymonkey Feb 2021 #7
Agreed! ProfessorGAC Feb 2021 #16
Only people with less than half a brain stand on the edge of a subway platform Jersey Devil Feb 2021 #17
Why is he on the streets? judesedit Feb 2021 #18
Situational Awareness isn't just for spy movies. displacedtexan Feb 2021 #20
Terrifying. Makes sense that mental illness is behind it most of the time, Hortensis Feb 2021 #23
Reminds me of the "Mad Bomber" in the 50s. kskiska Feb 2021 #24
If I'm on a subway/metro platform in any city anywhere in the world.... marmar Feb 2021 #26
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