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Old 03-05-2007, 06:33 AM   #1
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Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

Yep, this is the way I talk, southern friends make fun of me, dunno why



Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

For those of you who have never been to "Bawstun", this is a good guideline.


I hope you will consider coming to "Beantown" in the near future.
For those who call New England home, this is just plain great!

Information on Boston and the surrounding area:

There's no school on School Street, no court on Court Street, no dock on
Dock Square, no water on Water Street. Back Bay streets are in alphabetical
"oddah": Arlington, Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth, etc.
So are South Boston streets: A, B, C, D, etc. If the streets are named after
trees (e.g. Walnut, Chestnut, Cedar), you're on Beacon Hill. If they're
named after poets, you're in Wellesley.

Massachusetts Ave is Mass Ave; Commonwealth Ave is Comm Ave.
South Boston is Southie. The South End is the South End. East Boston is
Eastie. The North End is east of the former West End. The West End and
Scollay Square are no more; a guy named Rappaport got rid of them one night.
Roxbury is The Burry, Jamaica Plain is J.P.

How to say these Massachusetts city names correctly:

**Say it wrong, be shunned**
Worcester: Wuhsta (or Wistah)
Gloucester: Glawsta
Leicester: Lesta
Woburn: Wooban
Dedham: Dedim (like denim w/ a D in the N pace)
Revere: Re-vee-ah
Quincy: Quinzee
Tewksbury: Tooks berry
Leominster: Lemon-sta
Peabody: Peabuddy
Waltham: Walth-ham
Chatham: Chattum

Definitions:
Frappes have ice cream, milkshakes don't.
If it is fizzy and flavored, it's tonic.
Soda is CLUB SODA.
"Pop" is Dad.
When we want Tonic WATER, we will ask for Tonic WATER.
The smallest beer is a pint.
Scrod is whatever they tell you it is, usually fish.
If you paid more than $6/pound, you got scrod.
It's not a water fountain; it's a bubblah.
It's not a trashcan; it's a barrel.
It's not a spucky it's a sub.
It's not a shopping cart; it's a carriage.
It's not a purse; it's a pockabook.
They're not franks; they're haht dahgs. Franks are money in France.

Police don't drive patrol units or black and whites they drive a "crooza".
If you take the bus, you're on the "looza crooza". It's not a rubber band,
it's an elastic. It's not a traffic circle, it's a rotary. "Going to the
islands" means Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket. If something's good, it's
"pissa". If something's really good, it's "wicked pissa".



The Pat's = The Patriots
The Sox = The Red Sox
The C's = The Celtics
The B's = The Bruins

Things not to do:
Don't pahk your cah in Hahvid Yahd .. they'll tow it to Meffa (Medford) or
Slumaville (Somerville).
Don't sleep in the Common. (Boston Common)
Don't wear Orange in Southie on St. Patrick's Day.

Things you should know:
There are two State Houses, two City Halls, two courthouses, two Hancock
buildings (one old, one new for each).

The colored lights on top the old Hancock tell the wetha:
"Solid blue, clear view...."
"Flashing blue, clouds due...."
"Solid red, rain ahead...."
"Flashing red, snow instead...." - (except in summer; flashing red means the
Red Sox game was rained out)

Route 128 is also I-95 south. It's also I-93 north.
The underground train is not a subway. It's the "T", and it doesn't run all
night (fah chrysakes, this ain't Noo Yawk).
Order the "cold tea" in China Town after 2:00 am you'll get a kettle full of
beer.

Bostonians... think that it's their God-given right to cut off someone in
traffic.
Bostonians...think that there are only 25 letters in the alphabet (no R's).
Bostonians...think that three straight days of 90+ temperatures is a heat
wave.
Bostonians...refer to six inches of snow as a "dusting."
Bostonians...always "bang a left" as soon as the light turns green and
oncoming traffic always expects it.
Bostonians...say everything in town is "a five-minute walk." (Pronounced
"wok")
Bostonians...believe that using your turn signal is a sign of weakness.
Bostonians...think that 63-degree ocean water is warm.
Bostonians...think Rhode Island accents are annoying.

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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]
Old 03-05-2007, 07:05 AM   #2
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

Outtahere,

How true

Woburn: Woobn having lived in the next town over in Reading: Redding

Also you forgot Hyde Park: Hyde Paaak

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Old 03-05-2007, 07:37 AM   #3
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

Or how about Hayvrill (Haverhill)
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

Title of this thread reminds me of a T-shirt I saw soon after moving from Boston to California: "Welcome to California. Now go home."
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

I've seen those T-shirts for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island.
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

I can speak Bawstun: "Big Papi."

Great town, in the summer.
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

Great list:

"Pahk" the kah, and go get some "chow-dah"................
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

Great fun. A good trip down memory lane. I dont talk much with the accent anymore, but 5 minutes after I land at Logan it comes right back.

Anyone know that the back bay was constructed by filling the fens in with crushed gravel from the south shore quarries? One street at a time, back to front. You can see the architectural changes in historic order as you travel towards west to east.

My wife (a born/raised californian) was very amused by "wicked pissa". She was not however at all amused when I told her she was "a pretty good ****" once.

Born in walthum...raised in newwun...most recently lived in flutieville.
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Outtahere, I enjoyed your list of Bawstun-speak.

I was in a suburb by there only once, 3 winters ago, for a week-long work training on some software product. (Bad winter, bad ice, had delays with flight into Boston)

I rode everyday in the shuttle van to and from the the training center, and I listened with rapt attention to the van driver even though he was taciturn at first and we talked of mundane stuff like the weather and his retirement. I was simply fascinated by the way he talked.
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Re: Welcome to Boston ["Bawstun"]

[quote=Cute Fuzzy Bunny ]


My wife (a born/raised californian) was very amused by "wicked pissa". She was not however at all amused when I told her she was "a pretty good ****" once.



How romantic! I hoped she kicked you in the n%ts afterwards
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Nothing that bad, but I made it worse by explaining that being called a good sh*t was about the highest compliment one could pay another
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Oh, I thought your stars meant the F word not the S word. :P
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I always say that we Bostonians do not have an accent, it somehow got screwed up going west .... born and raised in Boston , now a Las Vegas transplant.
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Oh you forgot the most important thing
NY Yankees Suck

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Oh you forgot the most important thing

LOL you got that right.

We didn't say Good S*** , up my way we say hot S*** , I had to explain that to a friend from NC once, she just didn't understand that it was a good thing.
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You're not angry, or pissed off, you're "bullshit"

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Quote:
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Oh you forgot the most important thing
NY Yankees Suck
Damn straight, and another thing...peyton manning oughta wear a dress on the field!

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Oh, I thought your stars meant the F word not the S word. :P
Yeah, when I saw that I'd been starred out, I considered that some folks would think I meant the F word and not the S word, but due to truth in advertising laws, the F would be true and appropriate as well
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Overheard in a rotary:

"This thing has a blinkah?!!"

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And as my wife picked up on our last trip there, and frequently reminds me...

I'm a bahstid!
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bahstid!

also overheard in a rotary
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