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    15 Everyday Objects Native New Yorkers Don't Know How To Use

    If you were born and raised in New York City, chances are you have no idea how to use the following things... and are strangely proud of it.

    1. Garbage disposals

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    Because garbage disposals were illegal in the city until 1997. And good luck getting a New Yorker to stick their hand down one.

    2. Bagel slicers

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    No New Yorker would ever eat a "bagel" that could fit in a bagel slicer.

    3. Cars

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    Because Driver's Ed is basically just a means to getting a state-issued form of ID... which for most native New Yorker's is a learner's permit.

    4. Lawnmowers

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    Grass grows?

    5. Fanny packs


    The mark of the tourist !!!

    6. Subway maps


    They just know where they're going... and need you to get out of the way.

    7. Fireplaces


    And yet, they love the smell.

    8. Drive-through microphones

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    Can't you just order take-out like a normal person?!

    9. Scrunchies

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    Another mark of the tourist !!!

    10. Crosswalk buttons


    If you see a frustrated person at a crosswalk wondering why the light's not changing automatically, chances are they're a native New Yorker.

    11. Gardening tools

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    Those Brooklyn community gardens are really just for out-of-town hipster transplants.

    12. Walmart giftcards

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    13. Dishwashers

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    Do you know what it means to grow up in a pre-war walk-up? A native New Yorker will tell you!

    14. Anything inside a mall


    Could you imagine?!

    15. Pizza slicers

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    Doesn't pizza come already sliced?

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