You can’t miss it, the big blue letters adorning the stark white walls – NYPD.
Therefore, please read and hear with the appropriate local inflection:
“What does NYPD stand for?”
Waiting to enter the hallowed ground where the twin towers of the World Trade Centre used to throw their shadows over Lower Manhattan, I at first thought my ears were deceiving me.
But then this (again, read and hear with the unmistakeable twang):
“Silly, you live here, you should know”; “No really, what does it stand for?”
I surreptitiously glanced sideways and all I could subscribe it to was youthful ignorance.
Maybe it should be forgiven. But forgotten?