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THE ETIMOLOGY OF "BENCHING"

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

  1. krowteN

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    THE ETIMOLOGY OF "BENCHING"

    Discussion started by krowteN - Jul 29, 2002

    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.
     
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  2. alabama

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    alabama - Replied Jul 29, 2002

    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.....
     
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  3. Cracked Ass

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    Cracked Ass - Replied Jul 29, 2002

    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.
     
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  4. hobbesv2

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    hobbesv2 - Replied Jul 30, 2002

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

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    FR8 LIFE - Replied Jul 30, 2002

    the grand concourse 149th
     
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  6. BIG T

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    BIG T - Replied Jul 30, 2002

    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!
     
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    honkyartist - Replied Jul 31, 2002

    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.
     
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  8. krowteN

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    fluff your pom poms fans!
     
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    honkyartist - Replied Jul 31, 2002

    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
     
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    krowteN - Replied Jul 31, 2002

    na ah. it was made at the 149th bench in brooklyn during the 1960's
     
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    FR8 LIFE - Replied Jul 31, 2002

    :rolleyes: stupid people like this make me sad:eek:
     
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    honkyartist - Replied Aug 1, 2002

    dont be sad high ball instead of cheerleading on line.
    Rails are rocked and toys online Jock
     
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    CrookedCap - Replied Aug 10, 2002

    149th and Grand Concourse in the Bronx, im pretty sure that was the first/ origianl bench. graff history is the shit
     
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    Jewish Task Force - Replied Aug 10, 2002

    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.
     
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    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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