DOT Nixes ‘Oy Vey’ Sign in Brooklyn

The Jewish Week reports,

The city Department of Transportation rejected a request for a road sign reading “Leaving Brooklyn: Oy Vey!” made by Borough President Marty Markowitz. The city said the sign would be more distracting than helpful for motorists leaving Brooklyn for Manhattan on the Williamsburg Bridge, according to The Associated Press.

Markowitz said the Yiddish phrase now is a “common Brooklyn expression” and “I’m sorry if the DOT has no sense of humor.”

The city also rejected a sign reading “Leaving Brooklyn: Fuhgeddaboudit!” at another city bridge.

“Oy vey” is right.

5 thoughts on “DOT Nixes ‘Oy Vey’ Sign in Brooklyn

  1. you should try listening/or wahtching the news, it was a top story over a week ago
    The jewish week prints what everyone has already heared all week

  2. yeah, #1 i try not to watch television. #2 it wasn’t on any of the blogs nor sites i read, and TRUST ME, i read a lot of f*cking news sites every day.

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