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I am reading an article from Reader Digest. It is about an interview with Sonia Sotomayer (SS) , who is the justice of Highest Court of the USA. Here's the snippet.
- Does a New Yorker imply who is a late riser?Journalist: You have to do an awful lot of reading and writing as part of your job. Are you an early riser?
SS: No, I am a New Yorker. [Laughs] Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg is our night owl
- Is Sonia Sotomayer a household name in the USA?
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Sadly, most Americans can name more Kardashians than they can Supreme Court Justices.
I don't know what she meant by being a New Yorker, though. Perhaps the idea is that they are "night owls" and stay out late, so they are no up very early. But honestly, I don't get that reference.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
They do call New York the city that never sleeps.
But I think Mike's explanation is best.