29 May 2002


I was at St. Joe's Bar last night with a friend from Pennsylvania. Apparently, he and his friends he grew up with made fun of each other by calling one another Amish.

"But you gotta say it with a long a," he told me, "you Amish."

"Like, 'hey, you Amish, get away from that air conditioner! It's too technical and complicated for you,'" I volunteered.

"Exactly," he said, "but always Amish." Again, pronounced with the long a.

"Shut up, you Amish!"