My sistah has P-S-D-S...
posted at 8/13/2008 4:20 AM EDT
posted at 8/13/2008 4:32 AM EDTWhat's funny is that, AFTER moving out of New England, my accent actually came back. I get mocked pretty often by friends here. You can take the boy out of New England, but....
posted at 8/13/2008 5:21 AM EDT[Quote]
Oh gawd. It's not "Bahstonian." It's BAWstonian. Geez. And you grew up here. The W is important.[/Quote]
Dont try to haad pal, ya might hurt yaself. Way to be guy.
posted at 8/13/2008 5:31 AM EDTYour grandfather "took" a heart attack and when you go to a political fund raiser it is called a "time", like I'm going down to Mayor Menino's time at Florian Hall.
posted at 8/13/2008 5:50 AM EDT[Quote]If you are going to use the term "wicked", use it correctly.
Incorrect Usage Examples:
"Boy, that was a wicked storm last night."
"That guy got beaten up something wicked."
"Did you see Iron Man? That movie was wicked."
Correct Usage Examples:
"It rained wicked hard last night."
"That guy got his a** kicked wicked bad."
"Did you see Iron Man? It was wicked awesome!"[/Quote]
That's wicked pissa!
posted at 8/13/2008 6:02 AM EDT
Try these further examples :
100 things only Massachusetts folks would understand
1. The Red Sox World Series win was, and will always be, one of the greatest moments in your life.
2. The guy driving in front of you is going 70 mph and you're swearing at him for going too slow.
3. When ordering a tonic, you mean a Coke.
4. You went to Canobie Lake Park or Water Country as a kid.
5. You actually enjoy driving around rotaries.
6. You do not recognize the letter 'R' as a part of the English language.
7. Your social security number starts with a zero.
8. You can actually find your way around the streets of Boston.
9. You know what a 'regular' coffee is.
10. You keep an ice scraper in your car year-round.
11. You can tell the difference between a Revere accent and a Dorchester accent.
12. Springfield is located 'way out west.'
13. You almost feel disappointed if someone doesn't flip you the bird when you cut them off or steal their parking space.
14. You know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Gloucester, Peabody and Haverhill.
15. Anyone you don't know is a potential idiot until proven otherwise.
16. Paranoia sets in if you aren't within eyeshot of a Dunkin Donuts or CVS Pharmacy at all times.
17. You have driven to New Hampshire on a Sunday just to buy alcohol.
18. You know how to pronounce Yastrzemski.
19. You know there's a trophy at the end of the Bean Pot.
20. You order iced coffee in January.
21. You know that the Purple Line will take you anywhere.
22. You love scorpion bowls.
23. You know what they sell at a packie.
24. Sorry Manny, but number 24 means DEWEY EVANS.
25. You know what First Night is.
26. You know at least one guy named Sean, Pat, Whitey, Red, Bud or Seamus. Bonus: You know how to pronounce Seamus.
28. You know at least 2 cops in your town because they were your high school drinking buddies.
29. You know there are 6 New England states, but that Connecticut really doesn't count.
30. You give incomprehensible directions to tourists, feel bad when they drive off, but then say to yourself, 'Ah, screw them!'
31. You know at least one bar where you can get something to drink after last call.
32. You hate the Kennedys, but you vote for them anyway.
33. You know holding onto the handrail when riding the Green Line is not optional.
34. The numbers 1978 and 1986 make you cringe.
35. You've been to Goodtimes.
36. You think the rest of the country owes you for Thanksgiving and Independence Day . (...and they DO).
37. You have never actually been to 'Cheers.'
38. The words ' WICKED' and 'GOOD' go together.
39. You've been to Fenway Park.
40. You've gone to at least one party at U Mass.
41. You own a 'Yankees Suck' shirt or hat.
42. You know what a frappe is.
43. You've been to Hempfest.
44. You know who Frank Averuch is.
45. ADVANCED: You know Frank Averuch was once Bozo the Clown
46. You can complete the following: 'Lynn, Lynn, _______________.
47. You get pissed off when a restaurant serves clam chowder, and it turns out to be friggin' Snows.
48. You actually know how to merge from six lanes of traffic down to one.
49. The TV weatherman is damn good if he's right 25% of the time.
50. You never go to Cape Cod, you go 'down the Cape'.
Bonus: People that live in Wareham say you are on Cape Cod when actually you have to go over the bridges to be on Cape Cod.
51. You think that Roger Clemens and Johnny Damon are more evil than Whitey Bulger.
52. You know who Whitey Bulger is.
53. You went to the Swan Boats, House of Seven Gables, or Plymouth Plantation on a field trip in elementary school.
54. Bobby Orr is loved as much as Larry Bird, Tom Brady, and Ted Williams. Maybe more.
55. You remember Major Mudd.
56. You know what candlepin bowling is.
57. You can drive from the mountains to the ocean all in one day.
58. You know Scollay Square once stood where Government Center is.
59. When you were a kid, Rex Trailer was the coolest guy around. Speaking of which.... You can still hum the song from the end of Boom Town
61. Calling Carrabba's an 'Italian' restaurant is sacrilege.
62. You still have your old Flexible Flyer somewhere in your parents' attic.
63. You know that the Mass Pike is some sort of strange weather dividing line.
64. The only time you've been on the Freedom Trail is when relatives are in town.
65. The Big Dig tunnel disaster wasn't a surprise.
66. You call guys you've just met 'Chief' or 'Boss.'
67. 4:15 pm and pitch black out means only 3 more shopping days until Christmas.
68. You know more than one person with the last name Murphy.
69. You refer to Savin Hill as 'Stab 'n Kill.'
70. You've never eaten at Durgin Park, but recommend it to tourists.
71. You can't look at the zip code 02134 without singing it.
72. You voted for a Republican Mormon as Governor just to screw with the rest of the country.
73. 11 pm? Drunk? It means one thing: Kowloons!
74. 2 am? Drunk? It means one thing: Kelly's Roast Beef! The one on Revere Beach, not the one on Route 1.
75. 5 am? Drunk? It means one thing: You wish you had a blanket in your back seat.
76. You know that P-Town isn't the name of a new rap group.
77. People you don't like are all 'bastids.'
78. You took off school or work for the Patriots' first Super Bowl Win Parade.
79. You've called something 'wicked pissa.'
80. You'll always get razzed for Dukakis.
81. Saturday afternoons meant Creature Double Feature with Dale Dorman.
82. Sunday mornings meant The Three Stooges on Channel 38.
83. You've slammed on your brakes to deter a tailgater.
84. No, you don't trust the Gorton's Fisherman.
85. You know that Papa Gino's usually has a jukebox.
86. You think Aerosmith is the greatest rock band of all time.
87. Your town has at least 6 pizza and roast beef shops.
88. You know at least three Tony's, one Vinnie and a Frankie.
89. 20 degrees is downright balmy as long as there's no wind -- then it gets wicked cold.
90. You were very sad when saying goodbye to the Boston Garden.
91. Thanksgiving means family, turkey, High School football, and the long version of Alice's Restaurant.
92. You know the guy who founded the Boston Pops was named Athah Feedlah.
93. You know what the Combat Zone is.
94. You'll actually drive 45 minutes to New Hampshire to save $5 in sales tax.
95. You've pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you can make a left.
96. You've bragged about the money you've saved at the Christmas Tree Shop.
97. You've been to Hampton Beach on a Saturday night.
98. Playing street hockey was a daily after school ritual.
99. Hearing an old lady shout 'Numbah 96 for Sioux City!' means it's time for steak.
100. You remember Jordan Marsh, Raymond's, Filene's, Grants, Bradlees, Caldor, Zayres, or Ann & Hope. Almy's, too.
101. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Massachusetts.
posted at 8/13/2008 6:15 AM EDTI'm a native of northern NH. We speak Bostonian as fluently as any native to the eastern Commonwealth. Add a French Candian dialect and you got a wicked good time.
I've lived in PA (P.A.) near Pennsylvania Dutch country. You want strange? Here's strange:
"Can I get you a drink awhile?"
"This needs done."
"The grass needs mowed."
"I have to rhet up the basement and attic."
"Do you want to / wanna come with?"
"While you decide what you want to order, would you like a drink?"
"This needs to be done. / The grass needs to be mowed." (Obvisouly Shakespeare never lived in PA - else they chose NOT 'to be')
"I have to clean up the basement and attic."
"Do you wanna come with me / us / them?"
posted at 8/13/2008 6:33 AM EDTI've noticed many out-of-towners say Wor-chester to pronounce Worcester.
According to the city website it's supposed to be pronounced "woo-ster". My grandmother still says it like that but most everyone I know will prnounce it "whist-ah", similar to wistle or wisteria.
Simply put, it's exacly how you hear Worcestershire sauce pronounced on the Food Network.
Others I've Noticed:
Shopping Carts = Carriages "ca-ridge" as in "can you please grab me a ca-ridge before we go into the store"
The guys in college would call me out everytime I told them about my Riviera having a supercharger.
"Yeah, my Riv's supah-chahged"
posted at 8/13/2008 6:39 AM EDTi like the danvehz one- but if you got pissed off youd bettah not drill a kid cause you'd get sent to cedah (or the pole)
posted at 8/13/2008 6:42 AM EDT
attending college in Vermont in the mid-70's, most of my classmates were from the Bahston arear. As i hailed from god's country, northern NJ, there were many many sentences I just couldn't understand! Along with all the comments thus far there was also "shut the doah" Fahty dawlahs and any word that had an "a" at the end, suddenly ended with "er".
Regional differences are delightful and long may they stay with us!
posted at 8/13/2008 7:05 AM EDTIf you ask me, this whole discussion is queer.
posted at 8/13/2008 7:10 AM EDTever notice how R's are randomly added to the end of things, almost like we're over compensating?
"I sawr a concert the other day."
"yeahr it is"
Thats the one that always kills me.
posted at 8/13/2008 7:30 AM EDTWhere the Celtics play will always be The Gahdin no matter what retahded coprit sponsah's sign is on theyah.
posted at 8/13/2008 7:36 AM EDTBoston native, born and raised. That being said, I never hear anyone say "pissah" anymore.....never really did. Just like if you are from Medford (Medfid), nobody says Medfah except for the people that aren't from there. One thing is for sure, kid is used to reference any male....not just a child. Or to address your friends in a convo...."kid, did you see that ?" And finally they are starting to get the accent down in movies....I cringe when the movie stars butcher it!! Furthermore, any New Yorker who makes fun of our accent is insane.....theirs is just as bad, if not worse.
posted at 8/13/2008 7:46 AM EDT14. You know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Gloucester, Peabody and Haverhill.
posted at 8/13/2008 8:22 AM EDT[Quote]We are unique because we drop our r's (and turn it into "ah") on some words and add the r's to the ends of others. We have weather that can change every 5 minutes. We have inane web discussions about what makes us "more unique"...[/Quote]
posted at 8/14/2008 7:54 AM EDT[Quote]Your grandfather "took" a heart attack and when you go to a political fund raiser it is called a "time", like I'm going down to Mayor Menino's time at Florian Hall.[/Quote]
Actually, calling it a "time" is a lot safer than another word for it around here, an"affair"! Such as, "After the baby is born, we're planning an affair." It was a common expression when I was growing up, but I almost never use it now because of the possibility of being misunderstood, e.g., "How is that affair you're planning coming along?"
Re: Strictly Massachusetts...
posted at 11/28/2010 9:09 PM ESTOh I got one:When you say "thank-you" to someone they don't say "your welcome" or "my pleasure", they very rudely say "uh-huh", of "Mmm-hmm".