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Jean in Newcastle

Do NYers actually say "forthwith?"

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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