THE NEW JERSEY SHORE
by John T. Cunningham
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press,1958
Fast trains to Atlantic City, along with a one-dollar round-trip fare,created the "day tripper," and the "Dollar Excursion" unquestionably (Pg.102--ed.) gave the city its wide popularity. Throughout the 1890's and up until World War I working men had freedom to play only on Sundays. That day, week in and week out, found swaying Atlantic City-bound coaches teeming with Philadelphia families, laden with their "shoe box lunches."... Naturally not all of Atlantic City viewed the "Shoe Box Lunch Set" with favor. Keepers of the swank hotels figured anyone who couldn't come for at least a week should stay home and get rested for his job.
The shore is best in the winter when all the Shoobies and Bennies
someone who thinks they own the beach when they go just for a weekend or a summer most of them deserve death...even tho they are the reason our economy survives.
the guy who doesnt know how to drive a circle and insists on drivin in the fast lane even tho he is goin 70 and you dont even have to read his license plate to know its from PA and then gets angry when you flip him off as you go 90 past him
1. n. Regional nickname denoting a toursist to the southern New Jersey shore. This term originated in the 1920's when tourists, visiting the beaches were easily identified by the shoeboxes the brought to carry their lunches.
2. n. Any person who looks out of place while at the beach. Usually identified by the wearing of black party socks with shorts and flip-flops
and/or a severe sunburn.
This traffic is terrible. I can't wait until these shoobies go home.
Origanally used for people who went to the NJ shore for hte day with their lunc hin a shoe box, but now someone who goes down to the shore for the weekend/summer and doesnt live there?
"We're from Outside Philly"
"O. so your shoobies?"
An annoying, (usually fat) tourist who wears socks with sandals and act like they own the beach even though they only go for a week.
Sam from Rocket Power was such a shoobie.
someone who wears socks with sandals.
eww, you are such a shoobie!
one whose hobbies include attending beaches at which they know they are not welcome, and are frowned upon by local surfers.
It was a beautiful day to surf, yet the shoobies were taking up all the good waves.