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Boston Phrases (Game)

bostonwallacebostonwallace Registered User regular
edited October 2010 in PAX Archive
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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  • BaconSandwichBaconSandwich Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Apples. As in, "I got her numbah. Haddya like them apples?"

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    This is going to turn into a BINGO card of "things not actually said in Boston but too many movies use so the rest of the states think we actually speak like that".

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  • Tokyoeyez1670Tokyoeyez1670 Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Priest. D:

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    CHOWDAH

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  • benswimmingbenswimming PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd

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  • goongoon MARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Any Boondock Saints quote.
    One word?
    Wicked.

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  • LimondLimond Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    My opinion of the boston accent was fist instilled in my mind when i was in high school. at the ipe age of fouteen i took a typing couse with a teache who was fom boston. the stat of class fom day one was hilaious for everyone who grew up in mayland. i doubt i will foget that impession of a boston accent until the day that i die.

    soy its not eally one wod but an event that sums up the egion.

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    QUARTAH

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    goon wrote: »
    Any Boondock Saints quote.
    One word?
    Wicked.

    I second the "wicked" thing. I don't have a Boston accent at all, but I am extremely guilty of using "wicked" a lot.

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  • phoneticsphonetics Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Krissta wrote: »
    goon wrote: »
    Any Boondock Saints quote.
    One word?
    Wicked.

    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.

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  • ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Everyone around here does say DOORCHESTAHH.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    phonetics wrote: »
    Krissta wrote: »
    goon wrote: »
    Any Boondock Saints quote.
    One word?
    Wicked.

    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.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    When Seattle people come over there for PAX, even those who say they don't have an accent still do a little bit :P
    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.

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    BigRed wrote: »
    When Seattle people come over there for PAX, even those who say they don't have an accent still do a little bit :P

    Ya, everyone has an accent in some way. Silly when people say they don't.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Well Seattle people don't have much of one, if at all. But the further west you go in the US the clearer everyone speaks.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Krissta wrote: »
    phonetics wrote: »
    Krissta wrote: »
    goon wrote: »
    Any Boondock Saints quote.
    One word?
    Wicked.

    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.


    It's pronounced Manch-vegas.

    The best is people trying to pronounce woburn right.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    schuss wrote: »
    Krissta wrote: »
    phonetics wrote: »
    Krissta wrote: »
    goon wrote: »
    Any Boondock Saints quote.
    One word?
    Wicked.

    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.


    It's pronounced Manch-vegas.

    The best is people trying to pronounce woburn right.
    I think Worcester is worse. :lol: And yes, Manchvegas it is. ;)

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Isn't Worcester pronounced Worst-er?

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  • Seductive KittySeductive Kitty Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    i pronounce it as woosta hahah, and i do say wicked a lot.

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Rdr wrote: »
    Isn't Worcester pronounced Worst-er?

    woos-ter

    :)

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    edited October 2010
    We have a woos-ter in ohio, we spell it "Wooster".

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  • KrisstaKrissta New HampshireRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    We have a woos-ter in ohio, we spell it "Wooster".

    Yeah, we like to be really confusing in our pronunciations. ;)

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  • KnolandKnoland Hungry Hungry Hippo VermontRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Being from NH, I was wicked ALL the time. Also, no one pronounces -er as -a that hard. It's more like "Chowdar" with a soft 'h'. And yes, I do realize how hard it is to type pronunciations.

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  • hattrick12hattrick12 Registered User new member
    edited October 2010
    I didn't grow up in New England, but I'm slowly catching onto wicked and chowdah.

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  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I first moved to NE 9 years ago and was mystified by everyone saying "wicked" all the time. I thought I wouldn't succumb to it but a few years in I uttered it in a sentence. Now I use it all the time

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  • feitocomfrutafeitocomfruta Denver, Colorado, USARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Wicked hahdcoah

    Zazoo's Panty Removah

    Da sahks.

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  • undeadundead Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    For those of us who have lived here for a while (like 2 decades or more), wicked was around before Boondock Saints. It's the slogan for Newbary Comics (for a wicked good time).

    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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  • ChaoticaChaotica Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    I also find it fun to try to get folks not from the area to pronounce these two town names:

    Billerica
    Scituate

    =)

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Chaotica wrote: »
    I also find it fun to try to get folks not from the area to pronounce these two town names:

    Billerica
    Scituate

    =)


    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.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    In 6 years the only hard accents I've heard have been from people who live in hell holes like Revere.


    Just saying it makes me feel like I need a shower.

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Was born there, lived there for 9 years and moved. I miss it every day.

    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

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  • RayzeRayze Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    And who can forget Leominster and Peabody, or rather, Lemon-ster and Pea-buddy

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  • stardust462stardust462 Leominster, MARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Rayze wrote: »
    And who can forget Leominster and Peabody, or rather, Lemon-ster and Pea-buddy
    Surprisingly my GPS pronounces Leominster correctly, however no one from the New England area ever pronounces it correctly the first time. But, my GPS pronounces Waltham as Wal-tum.

    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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  • jujujuju [E] Line Entertainment! Brookline, MARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Hard Mode: Worcester
    Expert Mode: Leominster
    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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  • goongoon MARegistered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Surprisingly my GPS pronounces Leominster correctly, however no one from the New England area ever pronounces it correctly the first time. But, my GPS pronounces Waltham as Wal-tum.

    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.
    Use to work in a coffee shop in Boston.
    We could tell the tourists because they didn't realize regular coffee comes with cream and sugar.
    God i love espresso.

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  • LonoLono Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    If I remember correctly, Worcester is pronounced "Wiss-tah" by those who live there, and we who were in Western Mass called it "Wiss-ter."

    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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  • DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Oh god, now that we are in an area of the country know for accents we should do an accent contest, or a colloquialism competition of some type :lol:

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  • undeadundead Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Don't forget palah (aka, parlor), that room everyone sits in to watch tv or chat.

    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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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    Quick translation
    -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.

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  • ParagonAlleyParagonAlley Registered User regular
    edited October 2010
    juju wrote: »
    Hard Mode: Worcester
    Expert Mode: Leominster
    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. :)


    You forgot Leicester & Gloucester...

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