Pg. 103: “He said, “Don’t you know that the secret to understanding a city and its people is to learn — what is the word on the street?”
Then he went on to explain, in a mixture of English, Italian and hand gestures, that every city has a single word that defines it, that identifies most people who live there. If you could read people’s thoughts as they were passing you on the streets of any given place, you would discover that most of them are thinking the same thought. Whatever that majority thought might be—that is the word of the city.”
Rome was SEX. New York, in Gilbert’s opinion, ACHIEVE (I’d have to agree). Melbourne, to me, so far: PLAY.