nelliott1 at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Jan 15 03:13:33 UTC 2002
I believe it was David Dinkins who said NYC was a "gorgeous mosaic."
> From: pskuhlman at JUNO.COM
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 12:35:00 -0500
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> Subject: Re: Salad bowl
>> And a third metaphor is the "patchwork quilt," used by Jesse
>> (though perhaps not coined by him?). It's not culinary but is
>> domestic, with the separate pieces idea.
> I've also heard "mosaic" used this way in New York City. Someone in the
> public arena (don't recall who) said that New York is not a melting pot,
> but a mosaic.
> Patricia Kuhlman
> pskuhlman at juno.com
> Brooklyn, NY
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