A New York moment:
Today during the lunch rush in a deli near Union Square, I watched an Indian counterman banter with customers in English, then do it just as well with other customers in Spanish. Then his Hispanic comrade, who was on the phone, leaned in to ask, “Yo, pita bread issoyo?” Issoyo is Korean for “have.”
“No,” responded the first counterman. “We’re all out.”
In other words, I just watched an Indian and a Hispanic using a mix of English and Korean to talk business. In Manhattan.
I love this city.