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Now Leaving Brooklyn...and Webster...
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When I lived in Brooklyn for a few years while going to school I rarely crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. My main means of transportation was the subway which went under the river. Nevertheless, having departed from and returned to the Borough on my commute every day, I was amused by this dispute, as reported in The Guardian, over what to put on the sign bidding visitors farewell.

I'm not sure why Brooklyn should be advising those entering to "Believe the Hype." Maybe the hype hasn't reached very far, or else I just haven't been paying attention. However, the debate over whether the goodbye should be "Fuhgeddaboudit" or "Oy Vey" reminded me immediately of my surprise when I first drove into Webster, New York and was greeted by a sign which said:

Welcome to Webster

"Where Life is Worth Living."

Every time I drove through Webster I could never get it out of my head that the sign on the way out should have said:

"Whats the Use of Going On?"

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