Linda Zavoral at California’s Mercury News is sorry for referring to South Boston residents as Southies, but she’s not sorry for her thought process.
After all, she wrote in an apology on the publication’s website on Wednesday, “in all fairness, Southie does sound like a person and not a place.’’
(We’re not sure that “Southies,’’ as Zavoral calls them, would agree.)
Calling one "A Southie" is akin to calling one "A Palo Alto". Wahlberg's aren't from Southie. We love Southie, our late fathers last residence was in Southie (rest his soul), but we're from Dorchester. Which doesn't make us Dorchesters. Hope this helps.— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) November 29, 2017