What other words or phrases define how Bostonians speak?

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    What other words or phrases define how Bostonians speak?

    There are a number of terms, phrases, and other references in Boston that might make visitors scratch their heads. What are some of your favorites?
     
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    Spuckies for Sub/Grinder/Hoagie/Hero
     
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    In response to QuincyGenius's comment:

    Spuckies for Sub/Grinder/Hoagie/Hero

     
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    What about "heading to the Cape" or "driving on the J-Way"?
     
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    When someone from Boston is really mad, they're "BULLSHIT"
     
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    Pissah (great). Spa (corner store). JP (Jamiaca Plain).
     
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    In response to BDCTravelStaff's comment:

    There are a number of terms, phrases, and other references in Boston that might make visitors scratch their heads. What are some of your favorites?



    The use of double negatives...

     "So, don't I"
     
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    In response to miked8659s comment:

    What about "heading to the Cape" or "driving on the J-Way"?



    Don't you mean "down the Cape" ?

    Also, there's a firm distinction between "sprinkles" and "jimmies"
     
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    That would be Blinkaah not Blinker!!!
     
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    The weather phenomenon known as "Raw". Only in Boston does a learned Meteorologist refer to a 45-55 degree day with light rain as "Raw".

     
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    Back when I was young, we said "going down the cape" and we never, never, ordered a grinder. It was always a sub or sub sandwich.  Rhode Islanders eat grinders .... with banana pickles which they put on everything...

    BTW a frappe is more than a milk shake with a scoop of ice cream it is several scoops of ice cream blended with milk and syrup (chocolate hopefully). 
     
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    this article is bogus...wicked awsome really how about wicked  pissah? grinders where it's a sub then its bubblah and blinkah.... southie and meffa re the only things that were correct everything else was bs.
    this writer speaks like a  freakin yankees fan
     
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    how about when tourist try to decipher worcester or say peabody....
     
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    We don't refer to our fathers as "dads".  It's  "Howzya fathah?
     
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    Do they not say "Blinker" in the rest of the country? 

    pissah. 
    "screw" as in, "Get lost." 
    it's not Cumberland Farms, it's Cumbies.
    it's a pocketbook, not a purse.
    "how do I get there?"  "Bang a left."
     
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    "Across the River," "P-Town, "The Common" (Boston Commons and usually the Public Garden as well).
     
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    "how ya's doin?"

    or my favorite, "what's doin?"
     
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    "Hook a Right and Bang a Left"(directions for drivers), "The Gahden"(where the B's and Celts play).

    Fried Clams (expect them with bellies...is there any other kind?). Steamahs (clams that are not fried just steamed...peel the neck, wash ém and dip ém in buttah, enjoy!).

    Last thought...if you need a bib and a nut cracker to eat lobstah GO HOME...you don't have a clue!
     
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    or just omitting the "noon" part of the day. as in, "i'll be back in the afta"
     
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    Where is the author from? Connecticut?  No Bostonian calls a sub a grinder.
     
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    I am pretty sure we used to refer to the toilet as the hopper (pronounced "hoppa"), as in, "he can't talk now, he's onna hoppa!"
     
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    Never heard "grinder" used here. It's always "sub." Maybe it's a neighborhood thing. Grinder is a common term in Connecticut.
     
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    In response to brownidgirl210 comment:

    Do they not say "Blinker" in the rest of the country? 



    Of course they do. Where is the writer from? London, maybe?

    (another joke: I tried to type "where" apostrophe "ess" and this lame forum thought that "ess" was a profanity. haha)

     
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    A sub is a sub and a hot oven grinder is when they put your sub in the pizza oven and toast it
    Oh and I once spilled" tonic"(soda) on my "dungarees" (jeans) when I was "bangin" a Uee  on the "Prison Point (Gilmore)Bridge" 

     
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    Almost forgot...we went "In Town"to go school shopping at Woolies

     

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