Word of the Week: ASSENGERS

ASSENGERS ASS-en-jerz noun: Infrequent train riders with no knowledge of,  or no respect for, the customs, manners and mores of the seasoned daily commuter; identifiable by their loud conversations, occupation of multiple seats, and sudden inability to find their ticket when the conductor approaches.

Usage: It would’ve been a nice quiet ride on the 6:18 to Westport, but these assengers were carrying on some inane, and way too loud, conversation about dairy farming.
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2 Responses to Word of the Week: ASSENGERS

  1. Tyler says:

    HA! This one is a gem! (and the story of my life…)

  2. Sean says:

    So true. I commute from Larchmont and there also seem to be certain trains that attract ‘professionals’ vs. ‘assengers’, e.g. the 7:11 express home is silent, and the 7:16 local is like the subway…

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