Nonstandard. contraction of forget about it (used especially to emphasize improbability, and often used as an interjection): If you think you’re getting more money, fuggedaboutit !
Donnie Brasco : Forget about it” is, like, if you agree with someone, you know, like ” Raquel Welch is one great piece of ass.
“Fuhgedaboudit” (or “forget about it”) is used 28 times in the DVD version.
Fuhgeddaboudit, an eye dialect spelling of ” forget about it ,” may refer to : Fuhgeddaboudit, a stereotypical phrase from New York City English.
You say ‘ Forget it’ in reply to someone as a way of telling them not to worry or bother about something, or as an emphatic way of saying no to a suggestion. “Sorry, Liz. I think I was a bit rude to you.”—” Forget it, but don’t do it again!”
Markowitz said that the “Fuggedaboutit” and “How Sweet It Is” signs originated from the 1950s television show “The Honeymooners,” which was set in Brooklyn and whose characters commonly used those phrases.
“Don da Jeweler” gets approached privately by a real mafioso, Lefty Ruggiero (Al Pacino) who wanted to sell a hot diamond ring. After a quick inspection, Brasco pronounced it “a fugazi ” – a counterfeit. From that point on, Donnie is in with Lefty, a troubled, lonely man who wants someone to follow in his footsteps.
The end title cards state that the evidence collected by ” Donnie Brasco ” led to over 200 indictments and over 100 convictions. Pistone lives with his wife under an assumed name in an undisclosed location, with a $500,000 open contract on his head.
In April 1993, suffering from lung and testicular cancer, Ruggiero was released from prison after serving almost 11 years. He died on November 24, 1994. In the 1997 film Donnie Brasco , Benjamin Ruggiero was portrayed by Al Pacino. Ruggiero’s granddaughter Ramona Rizzo appears on the TV show Mob Wives on VH-1.
He is the son of Italian -American parents Rose Gerardi and Salvatore Pacino . His parents divorced when he was two years old. He then moved with his mother to the Bronx to live with her parents, Kate and James Gerardi, who were Italian immigrants from Corleone, Sicily.
For New Yorkers , the name of the state Florida and its favorite fruit, the orange , have the vowel sound of the word “horrible” (no criticism intended since many New Yorkers love oranges when they retire in Florida!). In NYC both words are pronounced like the word “pot”.
Most Popular Words New Yorkers Say Differently Coffee – Caw-fee. Water – Waw-ter. Chocolate – chaw-clet. Dog – dawg. Call -cawl. Talk – tawlk. Walk – wawlk. OFF – Aw-ff.
The system is operated by a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA ). The subway system is usually just referred to as the “trains.” Locals say “I can take the train to your place” to generally mean that they take the subway. The subway is never referred to as the metro, underground, or tube.