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Saturday, February 13, 2010
For My Boston Friends! This is right on!
Got this in an email from my Mom. Boy is it right on!
I'm getting a bit homesick.... I think!
For those of you who have never been to "Bawstin", ( Boston ) this is a good guideline. I hope you will consider coming to "Beantown" in the near future.
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" (order): Arlington, Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth, Exeter, 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 Avenue is Mass Ave; Commonwealth Avenue is Comm Ave; Dorchester Avenue is Dot Ave. South Boston is Southie. 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 : Glaw-stah Leicester Lestah Woburn : Woo-ban Dedham : Dead-um Revere : Re-vee-ah Quincy : Quinzee Tewksbury : Tooks-berry Leominster : Lemin-stah Peabody : Pee-ba-dee Waltham : Walth-um Chatham : Chad dum Samoset: Sam-oh-set or Sum-aw-set but nevah Summerset!
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 Quinine 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 $7/pound, you got scrod. It's not a water fountain; it's a bubblah (bubbler). It's not a trashcan; it's a barrel. It's not a spucky, a hero or grinder,... 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 (hot dogs); Franks are money in Switzahland or Franz.
Police don't drive "patrol units" or "black and whites" they drive a "croo za". If you take the bus, your 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.
The Sox = The Red Sox The C's = The Celtics The B's = The Bruins The Pat's =The Patriots Things not to do:
Don't pahk your cah in Hahvud Yahd .. they'll tow it to Meffah ( Medford ) or Summahville (Somerville) . Don't sleep on 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 weatha': "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! Most people live here all their life and still don't know what the hell is going on with this one: Route 128Southis 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 - except in the word: "idea" idear). 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... .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.
Send this to your friends who don't live in Boston (and the ones who do!!)