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Why are NYers so sensitive about what visitors call their transport system?

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I really don't mean to start a skirmish here, but I just read another post where an out-of-towner looking for a NY hotel happened to give the location in regard to a public transportation stop. She/He referred to the location as a "Metro stop". Of course, someone replying had to add the "p.s. NY doesn't have a metro, we have a subway" remark. I find this post script unnecessary and even, off-putting.

Perhaps the OP is from a city where the public transport is in fact, called The Metro. Should they for ever be taken to task for inadvertently referring to NYs system by the same? In casual conversation, one says what one is familiar with. What difference does it make in this case? The excuse that the OP would not be able to get a NYer to understand the reference is obviously incorrect as everyone (including the responder) recognized the reference and responded appropriately with a hotel suggestion.

When do the school teacher corrections stop? If a NYer visits San Francisco or London or DC, would it be generous or kind to constantly correct their references? I was taught that correcting others speech (writing) was an act of rudeness. As ambassadors of our respective cities, I suggest we be a bit more forgiving of our visitors.

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