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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:05 PM
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Poll question: Favorite Boston-ized word
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 05:08 PM by Paragon

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Monte Carlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:07 PM
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1. I don't see "pissah" or "wick'd" on that list.
I doth protest much.
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:09 PM
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4. Done.
:)
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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:07 PM
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2. Bwob
Nickname for Robert. As in Hurricane Bwob, a number of years back...
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tcfrogs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:08 PM
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3. Isn't Nomar's pronunciation spelled
NOH-MAHHHH?
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:11 PM
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5. cah
How could you forget that one!


Cher


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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:12 PM
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6. No, it's "NOMAAAAAAH"
:D
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tcfrogs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:12 PM
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7. Sorry, it's tough to remember
whether it's A's or H's
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:14 PM
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8. I figured you'd LOVE this link
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 05:15 PM by RationalRose
http://home.earthlink.net/~lnkn/accent.htm

Whatayou retahdid?

My favorite .wav file is:

Dijaduah?

And you probably won't understand what it means until you hear the sound file...
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:14 PM
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9. Cuber.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:17 PM
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10. Idear.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:21 PM
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13. That's mine too.
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oxymoron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:19 PM
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11. My name is Mark
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 05:19 PM by oxymoron
and I never recognized my name when people were trying to get my attention while I was there. Hey, Maaaack!
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:28 PM
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14. It was funny when local boy Mark Wahlberg was known as MAAHKY-MAAHK"
:D
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AlecBGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:20 PM
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12. Its not "Shau-derrrrrreeeee..."
ITS CHOWDAH! SAY IT! CHOWWWWWWWDAH!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:28 PM
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15. Am-bah.
You forgot Am-bah.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:38 PM
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18. ROTFL That's what came into my head immediately
The Simpsons has to be the funniest series EVAAH.
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Onlooker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:30 PM
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16. When I first moved to Boston ...
I had a friend who said to me, "I gawda go shawpin' at jird'n mahsh," which meant "I've got to go shopping at Jordan Marsh" (a department store). But, other than that, I think Nomaaaaaaah is the best. Also, read about a teacher who asked his students to spell "shock," and they promptly replied s-h-a-r-k.
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:37 PM
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17. Other:
re-TAA-ded
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:28 PM
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21. wattaya retahdid?
:D

i can't believe that growing up here I managed to escape the dreaded accent. I have a difficult time understanding some of the natives!
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Sporadicus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:25 PM
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19. Shegga
As in 'please pass the shegga.' It was in this context that I first heard 'sugar' pronounced that way, and the Bostonian requesting the sugar had to ask me twice; I just didn't understand :shrug:
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:25 PM
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20. The always-classic "Pahk the cah."
And those things that steer your bicycle are "handlebahs."
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:30 PM
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22. In Hahhvahd Pahk...n/t
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:32 PM
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24. In Haahvid Yahd!
though you can't take cars in there at all...
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:35 PM
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25. my bad
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:05 PM
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29. Thanks for my first good laugh of the day, RR!!!
:hug: :toast: :hug:
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:32 PM
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23. Baaah Hahhbah (Bar Harbor)
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:00 PM
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27. No fair, that is Mainiac speak.... not Bawstan.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:58 PM
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26. wick'd
Although not a Bostonian or even as Massachusetian (is that even a word?) as a mid-west transplant who moved to Connecticut when I was in high school (now that was fun- NOT!). WICKED/wick'd (whatever spelling) was the word that was the one word I adopted into my lexicon aside from replacing the word "pop" for soda.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:01 PM
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28. Faddah, as in
Blest me Faddah fo I had sinned.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:25 PM
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30. In Bostonese, it also describes someone with flatulence
;-)
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