Not New York

Back in 2004, I kicked out a Vent called “NYC vs. OKC,” which highlighted some of the differences between the two towns. A further difference presents itself at the moment of typing: Firefox’s ostensible spell-checker recognizes “NYC” but doesn’t recognize “OKC.” Okay, fine, they’ve been around longer, and if you ask J. Random Ukrainian for the name of a city in the United States, he’s far more likely to mention New York than Oklahoma City.

But that’s not what I was going to tell you. There is, evidently, one further difference between the two cities that I hadn’t come close to imagining, let alone proclaiming to the world:

  • New York: Chewing gum accumulates horizontally.
  • Oklahoma City: Chewing gum accumulates vertically.

Perhaps I need a “Who knew?” category.


1 comment

  1. McGehee »

    25 April 2009 · 3:28 pm

    I would have thought the wind had something to do with it, but maybe not.

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