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punk in drublic
Jan 18, 2007
Tha Dirty Bean...Boston Massachusetts
Something that has occured to me is that accents do not come across in text on these message boards. You may or may not get a kick out of this list, but it will prepare you if you ever take a trip here.

One thing they forgot to include was the fact that a true Boston accent is laced with expletives unless you are in church or talking to your mother....Enjoy


> Welcome to Bawstin (Boston)
> For those of you who have never been to 'Bawstin', 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
> How to say these Massachusetts city names correctly:
> **Say it wrong, be shunned**
> Worcester: Wuhsta (or Wistah)
> Gloucester : Glawsta
> Leicester Lesta
> Woburn: Wooban
> Dedham : Dead-um
> Revere: Re-vee-ah
> Quincy: Quinzee
> Tewksbury : Tooks berry
> Leominster : Lemin-sta
> Peabody: Pee-ba-dee
> Waltham : Walth-ham
> Chatham: Chaddum
> 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 Tonic WATER, we will ask for Tonic WA TER.
> 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, 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; Franks are money in Switzahland.
> Police don't drive patrol units or black and whites they drive a
'crooza'. 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
> Things not to do:
> Don't pahk your cah in Hahvid Yahd .. they'll tow it to Meffa (Medford)
o r 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 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 (fthis ain't Noo Yawk).
> Order the 'cold tea' in China Town after 2:00 am you'll get a kettle full
of b ee r.
> Bostonians... think that it's their God-given right to cut off someone in
> Bostonians...think that there are only 25 letters in the alphabet (no R's
- except in 'idea').
> Bostonians...think that three straight days of 90+ temperatures is a heat
> 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.
In the Navy I had a buddy from Boston. Man, his accent was THICK! My other buddy was from Kentucky, ha! Whutta difference in those two!
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I imagine yours is pretty distinct as well.....

Actually had lunch with a guy from 'norleans yesterday. We ordered oyster po boys. All he could say was, "this ain't a po boy":cry: Tasted good to me though.
If boston is so great why cant they stay there? wicked nice post guy
> Route 128 is also I-95 south. It's also I-93 north.
> > Bostonians...think that there are only 25 letters in the alphabet (no R's
- except in 'idea').

That "r" reaahs it's ugly head on the ends of words like pizzar (peez er) and arear (aree er).

I think Rt. 3 gets mixed up in that mess somewhere too.:lol:
I know the guy and cant figger out otg unless its on the ground "maybe no" (chillie guy)
Ya forgot....

Only Bostonians use "the deck" to tell you which direction they're going. If you're on the "upper deck", you're going north. The "lower deck" is for going south. (Yeah I know, most of that is gone now.)

Stopping to take a pizz off the upper deck may be pissah with yer buds, but will probably get you in deep with the finest.

Pier fishing in Boston means you're cleaning the harbor of debris. (Anyone who has ever tried to fish off of Long Wharf will agree.)

Hahvad is about an hour away from Harvard.

If Bib Papi drops a long bomb, you can almost catch it from the Pike.

Odds of getting robbed in 'Bury are about as good as that of picking up a hooker.

The Subway in Medfid Square won't take you to Bahston.

OTG, I miss living there sometimes, but the fresh country air here is nice too. You'll have to come out sometime, if ya ever need a break from the Bean.
Probably because I was an Air Force brat. Before we lived in this town, we lived in Japan, and Texas before that. I've been told I have west coast type of accent, and that's probably true.

I DO say ya'll!
actually I remember a 'howdy y'all' video you put up a few years back MB and I remember that your accent wasnt what I expected from a southern fella.
The Red Sox equipment truck left for FL yesterday morning.

Go Sox.

actually I remember a 'howdy y'all' video you put up a few years back MB and I remember that your accent wasnt what I expected from a southern fella.

I remember that, it was a video email scheme my buddy thought he was gonna get rich on, lol.
One of my girls and her beau are in Boston this weekend visiting friends!

Oh they picked the wrong weekend for that! Snow,ice and freezing my tits off weather. Heat wave today! We managed to crack 20!
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Pics from an emergency call last week. Not a big deal. Small hanger, but it shows the type of conditions we typically work in.


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greg you should post some pics of your (bostons) equipment that would good to see what you got