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Les & Others:Only Bostoniams Will Understand!


Date: Thu Mar 17 2005 - 19:23:31 PST

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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 J.P. > > 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 freak of nature, it's a freakin h er! > > > > > It's
not a shopping cart; it's a carriage. > It's not a purse; it's a
pock-a-book. > 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, 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. > 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 > 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) > > 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 >tocut 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. > > > Send this
one to your friends who don't live in > Boston!! > > Bostonians...think
Rhode Island accents are annoying. > > How to say these Massachusetts city
names correctly: > Worcester: Wuhsta (or Wistah) > Gloucester: Glaw! sta >
Leicester: Lesta > ! Woburn: Wooban > Dedham: Dedim (like denim) > Revere:
Re-vee-ah > Quincy: Quinzee > Peabody: Pea-bud'-dee > Waltham: Wahlt-ham >
Chatham: Chahttum