December 5, 2019 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #1808249YanklParticipant
Is it just a lack of knowledge?
To my knowledge it should be spelled BOROUGH Park,
Correct me if I’m wrong,,,December 5, 2019 9:42 pm at 9:42 pm #1808348Little FroggieParticipant
Who cares? It’s the “PARK” that’s a misnomer. Ever tried?!?December 5, 2019 9:50 pm at 9:50 pm #1808353ubiquitinParticipant
Correct me if I’m wrong,,,
you are wrong.
both are acceptable as can be easily verified by a google searchDecember 5, 2019 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm #1808359akupermaParticipant
The language is evolving, as is true of all living languages. In 100 years “Boro” will be only possible spelling, and “Borough” will be marked in dictionaries as archaic.December 5, 2019 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1808362MilhouseParticipant
Google search just tells you how people spell it, not how they should spell it. “Boro” is a careless shortening of “borough”, just as “lite” and “nite” are often used instead of “light” and “night”.December 6, 2019 8:10 am at 8:10 am #1808386Avram in MDParticipant
““Boro” is a careless shortening of “borough””
Not necessarily careless. There can be thoughtful reasons for shortening a location name, such as for signage.December 6, 2019 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm #1808402GadolhadorahParticipant
We say “THE Bronx” not just “Bronx”. We don’t say “The Brooklyn'” or “The Queens”. Likewise, certain acronyms or nomenclature just evolve and become the norm. In this case, obviously either work. If in doubt, try typing in “boro park” as your Uber destination and it will automatically redirect you to :”Borough Park’. Likewise, when sending mail to “The Bronx”, you don’t include “the” in the address line. Whats more important for Avram in Maryland is to know whether Owing Mill or Owings Mills or Silver Spring vesus Silver Springs and to know that the Uber driver will deposit him in Kensington( near Silver Spring(s)) rather than some Kensington in yena velt , 200 miles north near some place called Boro Park.December 7, 2019 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #1808582MilhouseParticipant
He may end up in a Kensington in ek velt, but we should hope and pray that the Uber will not take him to yenner velt!!!December 7, 2019 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #1808592klugeryidParticipant
Thanks for the laugh!!!December 8, 2019 7:32 am at 7:32 am #1808601👑RebYidd23Participant
Little Froggie, the secret is that it only happens when you’re not trying.December 8, 2019 7:32 am at 7:32 am #1808602TrachtgeetParticipant
No its boro double parkDecember 8, 2019 3:38 pm at 3:38 pm #1808844GadolhadorahParticipant
Gadolei yisroel (or their Agudah surrogates) have paskind that its “BORO” Park….in the newly published listing of charter bus routes to th Siyum on January 1st, there are not just one but two pick-up locations in Boro Park but none in Borough Park.December 8, 2019 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #1808879BenephraimParticipant
Originally it may have ended with o when it was an Italian neighborhood. But as it became more frum a gh was added. like…….December 8, 2019 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1808887Little FroggieParticipant
Sometimes you have to park “out of town”, and walk to your house!!December 8, 2019 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1808888Takes2-2tangoParticipant
The people of BP spell it that way because they want it to be same amount of letters as בארא פארק
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