Have New Yorkers have always been rude?
October 30, 2011 10:37 AM Subscribe
New Yorkers have always been seen as fast-talking and rude.
posted by exphysicist345 (91 comments total)
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Yes, it goes way back to Manhattan's very beginning. Pre-revolutionary governors were part of it. In 1774 Thomas Adams wrote "There is no modesty, no attention to one another. They talk very loud, very fast and altogether." The article also quotes Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.