Wednesday, November 15, 2006

You Know You're From South Jersey When...

There was a really good episode of House on last night, about which I will not say much a) because I don't want to give spoilers and b) because I don't actually have any Deep Thoughts about it. But I will say this: Man, if I had 24 hours to live, I would so totally want a hoagie.

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  1. shhhhhhhhhhhh!! I'd taped it, but haven't watched it yet. Speaking of South Jersey. A few episodes ago, I actually heard Dr House use the phrase "Down the Shore" it just sounded weird coming from Hugh Laurie.

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  2. I shall say nothing else about it, fear not. But it was a good ep. :)

    I'm deeply impressed, not just by Hugh Laurie's astonishingly good American accent, but by the fact that, yeah, the characters on that show do talk like they're from Jersey.

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  3. I dnt watch it. Where is it supposed to take place?

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  4. The show's set in Princeton. That particular episode also featured a trip to Atlantic City, and a patient who was from Moorestown.

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  5. I watched it last night good episode. Nice to see John Laroquette-I'm not sure how to spell it. They could have just gone to Wawa and got an italian hoagie. There's one on every corner :)

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  6. Janice brought back some Wawa coffee when she up north. GREAT!

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  7. But did she bring back a hoagie, is the important question!

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  8. I met some people from New Jersey this summer - and they looked it too. They were in their sixties and looked and sounded exactly like the kind of people that television tells us come from New Jersey.

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  9. They were undoubtledly from North Jersey, then. :)

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  10. Betty: Do you think Magnus would say we were from NJ?

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  11. Well, he probably doesn't know understand the fine distinctions between north and south. :)

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  12. Ok in the interest of family harmony I will not comment :) P.S. Your Pop-email me some Christmas ideas.

    By the way Betty quit goofing off at work :)

    You know until this episode I actually didn't realize the show was set in Princeton. I always assumed it was somewhere crappy like Newark or something. No offense to any Newarkians.

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  13. I'm not at work now, though. I was supposed to work today, but my schedule got shuffled around a bit. (Much to my satisfaction, I might add, because it means I don't have to be up obscenely early this week.)

    And I'm a bit surprised you didn't realize that, as it does look like Princeton. Probably because they actually filmed those exterior shots at Princeton.

    (Also, I think the crappiness of Newark is established, objective fact. :))

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  14. Would Somerville be North Jersey or South Jersey? A friend of a friend used to live there, and when my friend and I went on holiday to the US in the early 1990s we stayed with him for a couple of days. It was a pleasant town.

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  15. That would be in North Jersey. I actually had to look it up on a map, which shows you how unfamiliar I am with that part of the state.

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  16. Here's a simple, basic (i.e. not 100% effective) test. If the zip code begins with 07, it's North Jersey, and 08 is South Jersey.

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