Monday, April 5, 2010

Suspicioutivity

(sus-pish-uh-TIV-ity)

When you're standing around in the station, waiting for the train, you tend to hear the announcements a lot. I can probably quote the whole thing, I've heard it so many times. It's just about the rules on the train — no eating or drinking — and keeping your eyes open for anything suspicious.

Occasionally a new person will record the tape, and you'll hear that one for a few weeks. But there's this one guy that cracks me up every time I hear his version. It SHOULD say: "If you see any suspicious activity or unattended bags or packages, please call the Port Authority police at ..." But this guy gets going so fast, he stumbles over it and says: "If you see any suspicioutivity, or unattended bags or packages..."

Suspicioutivity? Right, sure, OK. I'll be sure to let you know if I see it...

2 comments:

J. et K. said...

I'm a little but suspicousive of his pronunciation. :)

Quid said...

I'm glad you added the pronunciation key - I would have gotten it totally wrong ;)

I've always wondered who does those announcements. Do they just grab people in the transportation office? "Hey Lloyd! Wanna try a recording?" I know, I know. They probably hire people who know what they're doing, but this post makes me suspect otherwise...