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gezzy
 
Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2002 04:35 am
TO ALL YOU 'OL BOSTONIANS ~ you're gonna love this ...... and to new
Bostonians ........ Going to college in Boston? "Mary-mutha-ah-gawd, you
gotta be wicked smaht!"

But we bet you don't know some things. Like, what's a three decka? A packie?
How about a rotary? Ever banged a U-ey? Worn dungarees or ordered a frappe?
Even a Rhodes scholar would have a tough time deciphering the language
Boston calls its own. "New Englanders have had a long and strong tradition
of eccentric ways of expressing themselves, especially in Boston," said
Boston University Linguistics professor Michael Feldman. "It's very
distinctive." Indeed ~ and we'd have a pissah time tryin' to stump ya, then
make fun of ya behind ya back . . . but that's wicked mean. Instead, here's
a little primer to take with you on the
T, while you're on the Common or in the Gahden, maybe catchin' a Pats game
or sipping a regulah coffee at Dunkies.

American Chop Suey ~ Found in school cafeterias, this delightful dish
doesn't resemble anything American or Chinese. It's macaroni with meat and
tomato sauce.

Bangin' a U-ey ~ This is what you do while driving after you miss a turn and
you have to turn around.

Book it ~ To high tail someplace, as in, "I better book it to Stah Mahket
before it closes."

Bubblah ~ Spelled bubbler, it's a water fountain.
Der ~ An interjection indicating disdain for someone else's stupidity, as
in, "The old Gahden was way betta than the Fleet! Der!"

Down Cella ~ The basement. As in; "run down cella and get me a dishtowel
outta the drya." Derived from upstairs.

Dungarees ~ Jeans. Hardly heard anymore, unless you're at some sort of
senior citizens event.

Frappe ~ What the rest of the nation calls a milkshake. But in Boston, a
milkshake is just flavored milk; no ice cream allowed.

Fried and Bizaah ~ Weird. "That dude is wicked fried." "Yah, he's totally
bizaah."

Fudge-icle ~ To the rest of the world, a frozen chocolate pop is a
Fudgesicle, but in Boston, the 's' is silent.

Hermits and black and whites ~ Cookies. A hermit is a molasses and raisin
bar. Black and whites, known anywhere else as half
moons or half and halfs, are round, cakelike cookies with chocolate frosting
on one half, vanilla on the other.

Jimmies ~ Sprinkles you put on ice cream.

Packie ~ Liquor Store. You'll have to make a packie run if you want a kegga
(keg party.)

Pissah ~ Good.
Rotary ~ traffic circle. And in Massachusetts, those in the rotary have the
right of way.

Scrod ~ a generic name for white fish. We think it's cod, but no one's sure.
Usually breaded and laden with butter.

So Don't I / So Aren't I ~ So do I, So am I. "I have tickets to Aerosmith
tonight." "Oh my Gawd, so don't I!" "No Suh!" "Yah huh." "Wicked Pissa!"

Three Decker ~ Pronounced three decka, it's a three story house in which
each story is a separate apartment.

A time ~ A party. "We're going to a time for Sully at McGuire's."

Tonic ~ Soda.

Wicked ~ Extremely. "Nomaaah's a wicked good baseball playa."

Yah huh and no suh ~ Yes and no. Usually heard during an intense
conversation. "I saw Mickey at Castle Island and he
was with another girl." "No SUH!" "Yah huh."

Other tips: Don't say COPEly Square, it's COPley. Worcester isn't WOOster,
it's Wisstah. Say Commonwealth Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue or Dorchester
Avenue and you'll get pinched. It's Comm. Ave, Mass. Ave and Dot. Ave.

BOSTONIANS... ya gotta love us!
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JerryR
 
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Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2002 06:27 am
hahahahahahaha!!
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

I do not speak like that!!!

Thought it was wicked pissa though!!
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gezzy
 
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Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2002 10:48 am
LOL Jerry. I use to talk like that when I was a teenager and I laughed my head off when a friend of mine sent this to me yesterday Laughing
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gezzy
 
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Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2002 10:54 am
I still use some of them like, bang U-ey, fudge-icle, no suh, and still think some things are wicked good and some people are fried. LOL, I feel like a kid again Laughing
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JerryR
 
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Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2002 10:56 am
Hehehehehe!!!

I still use em too,...'specially "bang a U-ey" Laughing Laughing Laughing
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gezzy
 
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Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2002 11:22 am
LOL, some things never change ;-)
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pueo
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 06:22 pm
I better not go to Boston, have a hard enough time figuring out what people are saying over here.
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mikey
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 06:58 pm
Hi GezzY, what do you mean you 'used' to talk like that. Your accent is way thicka dan myhan.
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gezzy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 10:11 pm
LOL Pueo. I don't blame you.

Mikey- SHHHHHHHH! Don't tell anyone Laughing They don't know ;-) Well, they do now Embarrassed
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gezzy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 10:28 pm
By the way, it was Mikey who sent me this joke. I didn't add that at the beginning because he wasn't joined yet. That makes Mikey one pissah guy :-)
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mikey
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:08 pm
Unfortunately it's true. You could have a Phd from Hahvaad and be bangin whicked pissuh ueys on da whay to da packie and pub for da rest of yah life. Yah huh.
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gezzy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:26 pm
Hey
Don't you pick on me Mike because I'll tie you up in down the cella and feed you nutin but rotten scrod and melted fudge-icles Twisted Evil
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mikey
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:34 pm
Hey Gezy, that whud be u treat fuh me yah know? Whiked pissuh!!!
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gezzy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:39 pm
Den I'll haphta think of sometin more worse to do to ya in that case Mikey. Let me Tink for a sec.
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mikey
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:47 pm
maybe yah cud feed me pastahh o sumpin instehd of da fudicles?
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gezzy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:50 pm
Hey Mickey!!!!
You think your so spiffy, well, you won't if I pop you one and book it!! No sah, you won't. So how do ya like that for them apples? Yah huh, I'm good you dirt bag.
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gezzy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:52 pm
no pastahh for you chump!
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gezzy
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:57 pm
So, whatcha waitin for pastahh boy? I wanna know whatcha thinkin!
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mikey
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:58 pm
Typicahhl Bostun girl, swing fhurst ask lataa. I always gutta dhuck wit you broads. OK, banggas and mhash den instead of da pastahh? Dat's mo den fare. Nah?
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2002 11:59 pm
Hey, I know a scrod story. Anybody want to hear it?
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