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Do NYers actually say "forthwith?"


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#1 Jean in Newcastle

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 12:23 AM

This is my Friday night question brought to you by "Blue Bloods". On a number of cop shows set in NY, the police officers keep requesting assistance forthwith. Is that really how people in this day and age actually talk?

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 05:10 AM

On a number of cop shows set in NY, the police officers keep requesting assistance forthwith. Is that really how people in this day and age actually talk?


My husband isn't a cop, and he says "forthwith". So do I, but I probably picked it up from him.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:27 AM

I think it's a holdover. I've heard it used (in movies & TV still) when calling for backup or paramedics/ambulance.

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 06:30 AM

Found this:

FDNY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE RADIO CODES

10-85 Need additional unit(s) (specify forthwith/no emerg.)

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:35 AM

LOL having been born and raised in NY and not moving to PA until I was around 27 years old, I can say that I don't think I have EVER heard anybody actually use the word "forthwith."

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 09:42 AM

Found this:

FDNY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE RADIO CODES

10-85 Need additional unit(s) (specify forthwith/no emerg.)


Interesting. I'm a NYer and, like Nance, I've never heard anyone use that word.

#7 Jean in Newcastle

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:47 AM

Found this:

FDNY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE RADIO CODES

10-85 Need additional unit(s) (specify forthwith/no emerg.)


See! I knew that I would find the answer here!:)

#8 Jean in Newcastle

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:48 AM

My husband isn't a cop, and he says "forthwith". So do I, but I probably picked it up from him.


Well, I say things like it "behooves" us to do such and such or that someone should do their chores "post haste" but that's just because I like to play with words;)

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:56 AM

Well, I say things like it "behooves" us to do such and such or that someone should do their chores "post haste" but that's just because I like to play with words;)


HA! I do this too, and my Ds says, "Mooooom--nobody talks that way!" But he is young and obviously mistaken! :D

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:30 AM

LOL having been born and raised in NY and not moving to PA until I was around 27 years old, I can say that I don't think I have EVER heard anybody actually use the word "forthwith."



same here. i've lived in new york for almost 15 years and i've never heard anyone use that word. hahaha.

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