Preppy teenage boy on cell: I use the word “ex” as a coping mechanism. She can have her name back once I’m healed.
Transvestite on cell: I’m changing my name from Angela to Rachel. Angela sounds very Disney. I don’t feel like Disney. I feel like a hard sound, like Rachel.
–Pelham Bay Park
Black guy: Shit be fucked up. Niggas got bitches’ names. Bitches got niggas’ names.
–26th & 8th
Overheard by: Withnail
Yuppie to another: You know, man, I think you say my name more than your wife’s.
–62nd & 2nd
Overheard by: The Vonz
Upper East Side girl, seriously: You know what the first thing I look for in a gentleman caller is? His name.
–89th St & 3rd Ave