The age-old maxim

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 6 23:33:51 UTC 2014

At 8/6/2014 07:22 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:

>"Watch the gap" is age old if you live on Lon Gisland and don't have a
>passport. (It's what they say on the LIRR.)

I didn't know that, and I grew up in NYC.

Wikipedia tells me the LIRR was established in 1834, a bit before the 
London Underground (1863).  I wonder when the LIRR started saying 
"Watch the gap".


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