Transcript from the "Expressions" Lesson
[00:01:31] Or we could say an expression expresses a certain value, which is where the name comes from. That it's a way of essentially at the end of the day, you are talking about a particular number, a particular truth value, for example, a particular Boolean value. But the expression has more kind of content to it, more information.
[00:01:52] And we have expressions in natural language too, right? Like the amazing awesome twins movie [LAUGH] New York Minute, the expression, a New York minute, in English, in American English, at least, let's say. Have folks heard it, have folks heard the expression like, be there in a New York minute?
[00:02:12] Not a little bit? Yes, okay, so Jason, what is a New York minute?
>> My understanding of it is it's a very quick minute, very fast.
>> Very fast, exactly. So we say because things in New York City moves so fast and everybody walks so fast and things happen all the time.
[00:02:30] [LAUGH] Because things are happening so quickly, this expression in English, in American English, a New York minute means a second, or an instant, or some very short unit of time. So this-three word expression, New York minute, really means the value of an instant, like I'll be there in an instant, I'll be there in a New York minute.