Tween girl: No, it’s “Yid­dish”! “Yid­dish,” not “rib­bit.”

–Penn Sta­tion

Over­heard by: rag­n­vaeig

20-some­thing girl to old­er friend: No, no… “ghet­to” is just slang–it’s not a re­al word.

–PATH Train

Guy on cell: Yo. (pause) Yo, yo. (pause) Yo, yo. (pause) Yo, yo, yo.

–Pa­cif­ic St & At­lantic Ave

Over­heard by: jay­loo

Guy to an­oth­er, who has ob­vi­ous­ly caused him some emo­tion­al strife: I just don’t un­der­stand why you had to did me so dirty.

–Hud­son Riv­er Park

Teenage boy: But I ain’t know where was them talkin’ about it! (teenage friend nods sym­pa­thet­i­cal­ly)

–Down­town 6 Train

Girl to guy: It must be your manstinct. (pause) Not ya manstink!

–Cen­tral Park