New styles of beach umbrellas wanted
July 2, 2004 9:19 AM   Subscribe

Beach umbrellas. I'm going down the Jersey shore this afternoon, and my old one is broken. Are there any new styles out there? (I'm thinking you west coasters are on the cutting edge on this important matter.)
posted by sixpack to Shopping (8 answers total)
 
get the two tirerd ones, they let the wind pass through without your umbrella taking flight. Be prepared to get raped on price if you're anywhere near a beach though.
posted by Fupped Duck at 9:20 AM on July 2, 2004


one word - walmart. they sell the two tiered ones, as well as a big-ass screw thingy to hold it in the ground
posted by bob sarabia at 10:50 AM on July 2, 2004


Did you ever notice that only PA/NJ people seem to call it the shore? Everyone else calls it the beach. I'm going to NJ/LBI later today, and I just got back from Target in PA, where I bought one of those 2 tiered gizmos everyone's talking about. I hear that even Fupped Duck and bob sarabia are talking about them. They really look like they'll hold up.
posted by iconomy at 11:52 AM on July 2, 2004


I just saw a cool square awning-style one in the design within reach catalog, but they didn't put it on their website.
(it was probably more expensive than outdoor furniture should be anyway, but it did look cool)

Did you ever notice that only PA/NJ people seem to call it the shore?

I thought there were some other locales that did that, no?
I wonder where it came from, Italian, maybe?
posted by milovoo at 4:45 PM on July 2, 2004


milovoo, where else have you heard the beach called the shore by the locals? That article is spot on as far as the Philadelphia Italians go. I still remember how bewildered I was the first time I viisted my husband's relatives, and they referred to their pasta as gravy and macs, and said other 'odd' things. I was amazed that there was such a variant in dialect only 20 miles away from where I grew up, and that I had no idea that any of these colloquialisms existed.
posted by iconomy at 5:09 PM on July 2, 2004


milovoo, where else have you heard the beach called the shore by the locals?

Nowhere, I just didn't figure it could possibly be NJ only. It seems like whatever ethnicity brought that custom or dialect with them must also have settled in other places, but perhaps not. (I found this while looking for an example but it's probably not really related.)
posted by milovoo at 5:38 PM on July 2, 2004


And it's always spoken "down the shore", whether you're on your way, or already there (no "to" or "at" used).
posted by coolgeek at 10:23 PM on July 5, 2004


Yo, I'm part Italian and I'm from Philly... Thanks for the two-tiered suggestion.
posted by sixpack at 3:27 PM on July 6, 2004


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