Saturday, September 16, 2006

Locals Know its the Beach

I found this cartoon here. Growing up at the Shore, I never referred to the beach as the Shore. To me, the beach was close enough that it was referred to as the beach. There was no "Shore" because you were already there. I can imagine though, a kid from Caldwell telling his friends that he spends summers at the Shore, since the Shore encompases a much broader area than just a single beach.

Also, you can always tell a local from a "benny" by the way they pronounce "Avon-by-the-sea." Locals know it's a soft "a"; not a hard "a" like the cosmetics company.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus, you spelled "benny" right.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 9:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is no surprise. Been going to the Jersey shore all my life, and have always referred to the action as "going to the beach," as in "we're going to the beach this weekend."

What's a benny?


Monday, September 18, 2006 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's "going down the shore"

Benny is Bergen, Essex, Newark, New York which was written on train baggage for sorting.

Monday, September 18, 2006 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous rachael said...

loved that cartoon.

just a jersey girl, i guess.


Monday, September 18, 2006 1:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone bought home without realtor, directly from listing agent? Should I expect to keep the buying agents commission myself? I understand the bubble, and that I am taking a risk. Luckly sold last year and looking at 10 year decision verse renting.

Monday, September 18, 2006 1:38:00 PM  
Blogger itwasntapoodle said...

If you live a couple of miles from the beach like I do, it is the beach. I have never called it the shore and I cringe when I hear it.

Monday, September 18, 2006 2:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up in Union County and had a family house (since 1922) in Bradley Beach. I know Avon is said with a soft "a" but I still would say I was going to the "shore" when I would get in the car with my folks for the drive south. Once at our house, we would then go to the beach. We have kept the house in the family for 4 generations and for over 84 years so go ahead and call me a benny if you must. The beach/shore/saltwater life is in my blood. I am no better or worse than someone who lives down there year round and I pay my taxes without using your school system, police, fire, etc. I never understood the hostility. Go ahead and cringe if you must.

Monday, September 18, 2006 3:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 1:38
The benefit of not having a buyers agent is that the seller should be willing to lower their price even lower if the sellers agent agrees to not take the full 6%. And in this market, they will take whatever they can get!

Monday, September 18, 2006 3:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous from union....

The hostility is absoultely ridiculous. Many of the people who complain would probably change their tune if all the wonderful restaurants, bars, shops etc. which are supported mostly by summer residents closed because "bennys" did not come!....

I was born and raised in we all dont hold that attitude!

Monday, September 18, 2006 9:18:00 PM  
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Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those of us who visit South Jersey call it the shore. Who cares what it's called?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:18:00 AM  

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