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THE ETIMOLOGY OF "BENCHING"

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by krowteN, Jul 29, 2002.

  1. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    ive been trying to think back as to the first time i heard the term benching. can anyone remember when they first heard the term
    or was first introduced to the concept?
    if you dont know what etimology means, go look it up
    if i dont know how to spell it than i will look it up too.
     
  2. alabama

    alabama Member

    Joined: Nov 18, 2001 Messages: 618 Likes Received: 0
    im sure somebody came up with it during the ny subway era..... i dont have my subway art book handy, but im pretty sure its defined in their little glossary of "graffiti terms"....i could have just dreamt that up though
    but any specifics regarding what writer coined the term or anything like that......clueless.....but curious.....
     
  3. Cracked Ass

    Cracked Ass Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 24, 2001 Messages: 7,898 Likes Received: 47
    It's spelled "etymology".
    The writer's bench was originally a subway concourse in NYC (the street number escapes me, deep shame) where writers gathered to watch the trains, shoot the shit, and occasionally beef. "The bench" was a noun referring to a place where trains were watched. I don't know how it became a verb, "to bench", to sit and watch trains go by and see who is up. All I know is I do it whenever I can, which due to various factors is much less than I'd like.
     
  4. hobbesv2

    hobbesv2 Member

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    i'm pretty sure it was 149th street. not that i was around or anything
     
  5. FR8 LIFE

    FR8 LIFE Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2001 Messages: 678 Likes Received: 1
    the grand concourse 149th
     
  6. BIG T

    BIG T Member

    Joined: Sep 20, 2000 Messages: 976 Likes Received: 2
    first heard the term bench whe i was about 11 and i saw style wars on PBS... also the same time i decided that i would being writing on shit for the rest of my life... nad that was about 14 years ago!
     
  7. honkyartist

    honkyartist Banned

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 150 Likes Received: 0
    Benching was coined by toys that dont paint and just wanna be fans.
    Kind of like Redneck nascar fans that dont even have a car.
    But they save all there money to go to the races.
    I think people should have to pay to see quality stuff on the rails.
     
  8. krowteN

    krowteN Member

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    fluff your pom poms fans!
     
  9. honkyartist

    honkyartist Banned

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 150 Likes Received: 0
    Im on the bench cause I dont play with you toys
    The starting line up will be all the spot jockers
    name droppers and how many you did this minute
    mutha fuckers
     
  10. krowteN

    krowteN Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2002 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    na ah. it was made at the 149th bench in brooklyn during the 1960's
     
  11. FR8 LIFE

    FR8 LIFE Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2001 Messages: 678 Likes Received: 1
    :rolleyes: stupid people like this make me sad:eek:
     
  12. honkyartist

    honkyartist Banned

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 150 Likes Received: 0
    dont be sad high ball instead of cheerleading on line.
    Rails are rocked and toys online Jock
     
  13. CrookedCap

    CrookedCap New Jack

    Joined: Apr 18, 2002 Messages: 79 Likes Received: 0
    149th and Grand Concourse in the Bronx, im pretty sure that was the first/ origianl bench. graff history is the shit
     
  14. Jewish Task Force

    Jewish Task Force Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 6, 2001 Messages: 1,626 Likes Received: 2
    Im sure there were numerous "writers benches". 149th Grand Concourse is the only one that got fame because it was in stylewars. Just like all the tons of other writers who were doing shit at that time(that might have been better or more up) but they didnt get worldwide recognition because they didnt know Henry. Not to discredit anyone, just making an example.
     
  15. and now you choke

    and now you choke Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2001 Messages: 2,558 Likes Received: 0
    look, it's espo, no wait....it's a recycled espo with no game or rhyming ability whatsoever. hey man, you're sense of humor is as stale as a bowl of redenbacher popcorn that's been sitting out for days too long. go get a clue, it's summertime and your sappy has been ass has done nothing but sat online sounding like a sour soft patch. get used to the times or fucking adjust already. you're not going to win 12ozprophet over with your pissy late night pullovers.

    and for cripes sake every sucker knows that when you've got your shit on the rails and people know it that there's more than enough time to grab a deucer and catch a highballer going by on the mainline. only you sappy crowd pleasing, never gonna be happy with yourself, angry turds would dare to be hypocritical enough to sit and be on 12ozprophet whining instead. go get a satchel, asshole.
     
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