I was reminded today what a 'New York Minute' actually is so I thought I would share this information with you.
The term 'New York Minute' refers to a very short space of time. The definition was eternally enhanced by Johnny Carson some years ago.
He explained that a 'New York Minute' was the space of time which elapsed between an NY traffic light going green and the car behind you beeping its horn.
So now you know.
And because (in fairness) that tidbit is, at best, only moderately interesting, here as a bonus, is another song title explained.
The term 'Blue Moon' turns up in many a good old song including that perennial favorite 'Blue Moon'. Yes, it's in there somewhere, take my word for it. But what exactly is a 'Blue Moon'? Not everyone knows. Even if you, apparently, do.
Sometimes you get two full moons in one calendar month, particularly if the first full moon occurs on the first or second of the month. When that happens, another should come along about 28 days later.
The term 'Blue Moon' refers to the second full moon in a single month and, because it is a bit rare, the term 'once in a blue moon' refers to something that doesn't happen very often.
And there you all thought that you were finished with learning-and-such.
Can you perhaps explain any other song titles to me?
I quest for lyrical knowledge.
Plus I might get another quickie post out of what you tell me.