Over the last few months, everywhere I go, all that people want to talk about is the upcoming election. Even people I don’t know (who overhear my accent) have approached me in the grocery store and at cafes. Even my taxi driver wanted to talk about it and did, for the entire ride from Sharjah … More Ask a New Yorker
My husband’s mother tongue is Arabic though his English is excellent. When I first met him I thought he had studied, or lived, in the USA because he has a strong American accent when speaking English. To my surprise, neither were the case! His accent came from growing up watching American sitcoms and movies. Come … More Lost in Translation: What’s on the radio? No, who’s on the radio!
People often ask what I miss most about New York. There are many layers to that question…. … More New York Cravings: Italian food and Bagels
New Yorkers are known for being blunt, so let’s not “fuhgeddaboudit” but instead “talkahboudit!” Capish?!…. … More Bada-bing Bada-blog!