18 Mar 2008 9:00 am   //   Filed under: Brooklyn

Fuhgeddamacallit

FugetaboutitLet’s be real here. Nobody in Brooklyn actually says “fuhgeddaboudit.” It’s only useful if you’re trying to sound like a mobster, and most of us aren’t.

Considering how people here actually talk, I propose a new Brooklynism:

Howahya?

Try it the next time you see an old friend (“Marty, long time, howahya?”), order breakfast (“Howahya? Gimme a large coffee, two sugars”), or answer the phone (“Howahya!”).