6 things only New Yorkers say, according to linguists

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New Yorkers have one of the most distinctive American English dialects.

From Barbara Streisand to Al Pacino, Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, New Yorkers have made their legendary dialect the most recognizable in North America, according to sociolinguist William Labov.

But it's more than just "fuhgeddaboutit" and "yuuuge" that set New York English apart - there are more subtle features in a New Yorker's speech that could clue you into where they come from.
Graphic designer Joshua Katz mapped some of the most distinctive elements of New York speech in 2013 using data from the Harvard Dialect Survey of the early 2000s.

Read on for six things you'll only hear in New York.