Strictly Massachusetts...

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    Strictly Massachusetts...

    Does it irritate you when someone talks about getting a "soda" instead of a "tonic"? Do you buy your beer at the "liquor store" or the "package store"? On a hot summer day, do you order a "shake" or a "frappe"? Did you get that last speeding ticket from a "state trooper" or a "statey"? Do you go "to the Cape" or "down the Cape"?

    Yes, we're from Massachusetts and we have our own way of doing things here. Share your thoughts on what makes Massachusetts more unique than the other 49 states!
     
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    Great topic! Got this from a site online:

    "Kah-kis" are not trousers, they're what you use to lock and start your
    vehicle. Scrod is whatever they tell you it is, usually fish. If you
    paid less 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, or a
    hero, or a grinder, or a hoagie: It's a "SUB".

    It's not a "Frank" - it's a "hot dog". Franks are money in France.
    Police don't drive patrol units, or black and whites: they drive a
    "croozah". 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.

    The Pats = The Patriots
    The Sox = The Red Sox
    The Celts, or like our parents would say, The C's = The Celtics
    The B's = The Bruins
     
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    I can think of 1 thing. The fact that we have useless web discussions about how we talk different from other people....
     
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    Your a wicked loosa.
     
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    Hilarious. I got this one online:

    The smallest beer is a pint.
    "Kah-kis" are not trousers, they're what you use to lock and start your
    vehicle. Scrod is whatever they tell you it is, usually fish. If you
    paid less 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, or a
    hero, or a grinder, or a hoagie: It's a "SUB".

    It's not a "Frank" - it's a "hot dog". Franks are money in France.
    Police don't drive patrol units, or black and whites: they drive a
    "croozah". 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.

    The Pats = The Patriots
    The Sox = The Red Sox
    The Celts, or like our parents would say, The C's = The Celtics
    The B's = The Bruins
     
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    Something that is to the extreme is "wicked"
    When we are done or finished or to say no is "all set"
     
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    Nixon 49 America 1
     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from DisillusionEd. Show DisillusionEd's posts

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    If you are going to use the term "wicked", use it correctly.

    Incorrect Usage Examples:

    "Boy, that was a wicked storm last night."
    "That guy got beaten up something wicked."
    "Did you see Iron Man? That movie was wicked."

    Correct Usage Examples:

    "It rained wicked hard last night."
    "That guy got his a** kicked wicked bad."
    "Did you see Iron Man? It was wicked awesome!"
     
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    I wouldn't say the local dialect peculiarities "irritate" me, but they took some getting used to when I first moved here. Where I come from, a milkshake has ice cream and milk in it, and we ordered carbonated beverages by their brand names; "tonic" was one of the ingredients in a nice summer drink with gin and limes. And I still can't get used to ordering a "regular" coffee - I always say "cream and sugar." :-)
     
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    As a mid 20's guy from the south shore, the influence to speak as a "Bahstonian" were everywhere...from cousins in Quincy and Squantum, to other "ya dudes" growing up. However, I decided to speak well...and the jobs i have held since then have surely been, in part, due to my trying to not sound like an Idiot.

    Thats right...i called us idiots. I made sure to say "us" because...even as i write this paragraph, throwing my idiots under the bus, i too can easily join their ranks.

    On any given friday or saturday night (hell, even a tuesday or thursday, depending how sales for the week are going), i will be elbow deep in PBR or Rum, and dropping some R's, and definately definately calling people "Guy, Pal, Big Guy, Chief, or Bud" or any other name aside from their own. And, with my Boston Brethren, i am entirely guilty of one of our sinful pleasures...

    I am one of those idiots who start the chant. It doesnt matter where it is, or whos playing. People dont even have to be playing anything...i started the chant the other night at the Gnarles Barkley concert. And my opinion will never change.

    Yankees Suck.
     
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    Mass stinks
     
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    How about in MA we have useless web discussions about how we are so different and more special than the rest of the universe....
     
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    Do you make a U-turn, or bang a U-ey?
     
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    "Pissa" topic. Only in Mass!
     
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    Wicked good topic!
     
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    We are unique because we drop our r's (and turn it into "ah") on some words and add the r's to the ends of others. We have weather that can change every 5 minutes. We have inane web discussions about what makes us "more unique"...
     
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    isn't "down the cape" pretty appropriate?
     
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    I know I've always sat in the parlor, not the living room.
     
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    I know I've always sat in the parlor not the living room
     
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    A bubbler (or bubblah). Also commonly known as a "water fountain".

     
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    this forum is 'wicked' cool...
     
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    Regional dialects are fast becoming extinct, due to national TV and interstate highway systems, and mass relocations.
    It's wicked pissa how fast those differences went away....
     
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    When I was at Clark University ("Claaaak") in the early 1970s, those of us from Massachusetts had to educate our newly-arrived out-of-state fellow students about the milkshave vs. frappe issue. I remember one irate woman storming out of a Friendly's, yelling "they didn't put ice cream in my milkshake!!!!"

     
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    We go down cellar.
    We add a negative to a declarative "my brother went to the store, and so didn't I".
    If we want our coffee cream only, we ask for it "regular, no sugar". (hardly anyone understands what this means anymore!)
     

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