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“Trash talk” is a form of boast or insult commonly heard in competitive situations such as sports events. It’s often employed to intimidate the opposition, but can also be used in a humorous spirit. For anyone that’s ever been involved in a little gamesmanship, you know all about it…and it’s always a challenge to come up with the best quip to get your opponent off their game. One of my all time favorites is “Oh, I’m just looking around to see who’s going to finish second.” :)

Now, it’s clear that the couple seen here is not involved in sport, unless you consider a friendly conversation to be overly antagonistic…but the bags of trash in the foreground certainly lend a literal interpretation to the scene being acted out. lol

This was a pretty much a “quick grab” shot, as I was trying to act as normal as possible and not draw their attention towards my lens…which wasn’t all that easy because I was also doing my best to include as much of the background that I could squeeze into this vertical frame. For those who have been to NYC, you might easily recognize the area due to those distant colors. If not, here’s a hint…it’s Little Italy. So, perhaps this couple were actually talking about the neighborhoods best place for an authentic pizza or pasta dish??

And here you have another slice of daily life in The Big Apple.



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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1614 W: 2 N: 3146] (11902)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 21:22
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