What does everyone else think of our stupid accents? What's your impression about Boston? Say 1 word that comes to mind when you think of Boston and New England. Boston is a great city and I hope all visitors have a crazy ass time. Can I even start a game here? Only time will tell. Seriously. Start the game.
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soy its not eally one wod but an event that sums up the egion.
I am a monster truck that walks like a man.
I second the "wicked" thing. I don't have a Boston accent at all, but I am extremely guilty of using "wicked" a lot.
You're from Manchesta too? I don't think we have accents up here, we just say wicked every other word.
Exactly! I mean, there are a few words that I noticed I pronounce funny when I'm not paying attention (room is one of them), but that's it!
Yep, grew up in Londonderry and have lived in Manchester for the past 5 years.
The wicked thing took getting used to as well. First time I heard that it gave me pause to try and process what just happened, heh.
Ya, everyone has an accent in some way. Silly when people say they don't.
It's pronounced Manch-vegas.
The best is people trying to pronounce woburn right.
Yeah, we like to be really confusing in our pronunciations.
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How could these old favarits be missed:
Tonic (try using this one to buy soda anywhere else in the world and see what you get)
Piatsa (it's actually Italian but the term was used by everyone)
Pamishon (could be eggplant or chicken)
I'll think of more later.
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Had to google Billerica since I already know how Scituate is pronounce. Billerica is definitely not how you'd imagine it'd be pronounced if Google is right. Pronounce Brick-ah by locals and also Bill-rick-ah is acceptable.
Just saying it makes me feel like I need a shower.
What do I immediately think of? Well, it's a toss up between the Sawx and them fawkin Dropkick Murphy's.
Tessie, "Nuf Ced" McGreevey shouted
We're not here to mess around
Boston, you know we love you madly
Hear the crowd roar to your sound
Don't blame us if we ever doubt you
You know we couldn't live without you
Tessie, you are the only only only
There is a difference between frappes and milkshakes here, so keep that in mind when you're at a restaurant. Frappes have ice cream, milkshakes don't (IIRC). When you order a "regular" coffee at Dunkin Donuts that means "with cream and sugar." Once my boyfriend went to pick up coffee and instead of a black coffee for me he ordered a regular coffee, thinking that would be just plain coffee. Logically that makes sense of course, but I ended up with the wrong coffee.
Wicked is the best adjective ever IMO. I can't imagine my vocabulary without it.
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Nightmare Mode: Waltham vs Dedham. It's so easy that it's hard.
The hardest accents to me come from North Shore. Some areas of South Shore can rival it though.
I'm a transplant. I've lived here three years going on four and it's truly landscaped my vocabulary. I think it's fun living up here because every day's an experience - even walking around Downtown Crossing in my NY Jets sweater strikes up a conversation.
I love it here.
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We could tell the tourists because they didn't realize regular coffee comes with cream and sugar.
God i love espresso.
My favorite word in Boston, though? Yawkey. It's like the name was designed for Boston accents. You have one when you're saying the word, even if you don't otherwise.
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And don't forget to pick up the morning paypa on your way to wook.
If you're a bingo fan, you may have heard: Shake up them ciumones (I can't print the rest of the phrase).
And, a question to the con: Any chance we'll see people from the 501st Garrison for all the Stah Wohs fans?
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-er becomes -ah (number becomes numbah)
-r- becomes -h- (start becomes staht)
-a becomes -er (Linda becoms Linder)
Wicked is appropriate to intersperse, Hella is not.
You forgot Leicester & Gloucester...