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Four Letter Word for Cheap

Posted By Alex Belth On September 17, 2010 @ 12:55 pm In Bronx Banter,Life in New York,Lost NY,Memoir,Music,NYC | Comments Disabled

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When I was a kid one of the activities that I hated most was “browsing.” My mother would say, “Oh, let’s just go browse.”

Are you serious, lady? Why don’t you buy me something? What is this browsing?

What a horrible word: browsing. It didn’t make any sense to me.

Of course, now I can buy what I want–within reason–but I like to browse, at least bookstores and record shops.

Diane hipped me to this piece on the death of browsing [2]. Sad, really.


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