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Bostonians

 
 
gezzy
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 04:03 am
I have to luck at all on them scratch thingies.
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mikey
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 04:14 am
Hey Lavadawn, dis was way fahhh ago yuh know whut I mean. Back in da late ahhhh....60's, early 70's.
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 07:15 am
Them scratches makin munny f' the' comm'welth like nuthin else...

Mikey... whut brung ya ta Clin'n? Last I hud you dint even hahv a cah!
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mikey
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 02:29 pm
Whuddyah meahn Seal? I guttah cah and a truck...friggin rumahs.





They just won't let me drive them yet.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 08:57 pm
One Bostonianism nobody has mentioned yet. Spa. A spa, in Bostonese, is a mom-and-pop variety store. Ain't many of um left.

Margo -- Maj. Winchester's accent on MASH is, if anything, understated.
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gezzy
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 02:15 am
Oh, the spa. Do they still have those thingies?
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mikey
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 02:31 am
Yuh, they still have spahs. Whuddyah think this is?
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gezzy
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 02:47 am
I live in the boonies, whattaya espect!
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 08:33 am
They're bein crowded out by such furrin innovations as the Stoah Twenty-Fouah and Seven-Eleven, though. Have a tonic from the spa.
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 12:05 pm
That's it! I'm not visiting the US of A. I thought that, at least in Boston, I'd be able to understand someone. Seems I was wrong, again!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 12:12 pm
margo- Where I live in Fla. you have Bahstonians, Southerners, y'all, and midwesterners, ya! What cracked me up was when somebody said that they LOVED my Metropolitan inflection (Brooklyn accent to those not in the know! Laughing )
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 12:26 pm
Phoenix

It's all too confusing! Here we don't have accents at all!

I recall some years ago, a friend of mine was doing the US medical exam for graduates of non-US medical schools. He was fine with the medicine, but the English exam really killed him. He just couldn't understand the reading from the very southern lady. And he was an English graduate. He decided they didn't speak English over there!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 02:27 pm
margo- and we have Texans, Georgians, Virginians etc. All over the map. And they all speak peculiarly! Very Happy
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 06:17 pm
Well, Margo, should you decide to visit Boston, I can assure you that you'd have no difficulty understanding me at all. One of the advantages of having acquired English as a second language is that I can speak it quite properly. 'Course it depends on whom I am with. When in Bahstin, I can sound just like a Bahstanian. When I'm down in Phoenix's neck of the woods, they think I'm a good ole boy. (That's an expression one of our Southern correspndents can explain to you.)

Oh, btw, can I ask a treendous favor? Could you, pretty please, change the color of your posts? I find it incrediblt hard to read that pink stuff unless it's been blown up extra large.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 09:44 pm
What exactly are "Bostonians?" Wink c.i.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 10:29 pm
There's been some scientific research done on that, c.i., but I believe the jury's still out.
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mikey
 
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Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 10:38 pm
I think the jury will be out for a good long while.
Waiting for more envelopes before they decide on a verdict no doubt.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 30 Nov, 2002 01:45 pm
margo, I second Andrew's suggestion. Have mercy on these old, senior's eyes, please! Wink c.i.
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gezzy
 
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Reply Sat 30 Nov, 2002 02:32 pm
Margo
It's really not that bad. We are really running with it here, just having some fun. You would have no problem understanding the people in Boston as long as they are not teenagers. The teenagers in Boston today have their own lingo and I can't even understand them, lol.
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Sat 30 Nov, 2002 04:38 pm
Teenagers everywhere have their own lingo... I thought you remembered that.
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