July 14, 2004


I don't recall where I first heard the term "yellular". It is a reference to cell phone voice. As in, not cellular but a really loud yellular. Anyway, you can hear the darndest things as you walk the streets of New York. Here are the snippets I overheard from two conversations while going to work today:

1. In Grand Central Station: "So Lee (or Leigh?) was at camp for five days before Health and Human Services shut it down and sent everyone home. Turns out the guy running it was a registered sex offender."

2. On the corner of Park Avenue and 42nd Street: "I was like, 'you will NOT talk to me like that' and then I was like, 'fuck this shit" and then I was like . . ." Regrets but I had moved on before I found out what she was "like" next.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 14, 2004 09:01 AM

That was like...totally awesome.

Oh, wait. Nobody says "totally" anymore, do they?

Gag me with a spoon.

Posted by: Jim at July 14, 2004 09:26 AM

Actually, Jim, I think "totally" is so out of fashion that it probably is on the verge of becoming fashionable again. There you are, out ahead of the curve! I gotta say that woman cracked me up.

Posted by: RP at July 14, 2004 09:33 AM

My brother is the worst offender with "yellular". He's constantly on the phone, a real entrepreneur, shouting into the phone, "Sell sell sell!" and "Buy BUY BUY!" Well, not those words, but other ones not as funny.

People hate it. In restaurants. Stores. Wherever we are. When I visit him, I tell him he's doing it and he's always surprised.

"You're yelling."

"I AM?" Even though I've told him this a million times.

Slow learner. Or deaf, one or the other.

Posted by: Amber at July 14, 2004 01:23 PM

Or just maybe, Amber, he only does it around you and maybe he's not even connected to someone on the other end. Ever consider that? Naw, too devious, right?

Posted by: RP at July 14, 2004 01:25 PM

Yes, that's it! He's trying to avoid me....HA! Well, see? It didn't work...

Posted by: Amber at July 14, 2004 06:57 PM
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