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Guide To Boston..For Those Who Have Never Been There But Plan to Go There

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  1. Snake

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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.

    How to say these Massachusetts city names correct ly:
    **Say it wrong, be shunned**
    Attleboro: Alleburro
    Worcester: Wuhsta (or Wistah)
    Gloucester : Glawsta
    Leicester Lesta
    Woburn: Wooban
    Wabun: Wabin
    Dedham : Dead-um
    Revere: Re-vee-ah
    Roxbury: no one goes there anyhow w/o an equalizer
    Quincy: Quinzee
    Taunton: Tantin
    Tewksbury : Tooksberry
    Leominster : Lemin-sta
    Peabody: Pee-ba-dee
    Waltham : Walth-ham
    Chatham: Chaddum
    Samoset: Sam-oh-set or Sum-aw-set but nevah Summerset!
    and Rhode Island is a suburb of Massachusetts

    Frappes have ice cream, milkshakes don't. In RI it's a cabinet.
    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 WATA.
    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.(Not the Euro?)
    Chowdah is never red.
    You ain't a MA resident iffin you haven't eatin whole belly clams,
    sludge and all!

    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) or 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:

    Th ere are two State Houses, two City Halls, two courthouses, two
    Han**** buildings (one old, one new for each).

    The colored lights on top the old Han**** 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.
    Most people live here all their life and still don't know what the
    hell is going on with this one.

    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 to cut off
    someone in traffic.
    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 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...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.
  2. Scouse Patriot

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    How you pronounce most of the names of places and some other things is the same as how most notherners in this country pronounce them. Proper folk in other parts pronounce them properly you see old chap.


    Do they have good tea in Boston? A man needs his brew, not talkin about a sh!tty little cup sipped by posh idiots and Royalty (errr, the same dudes really). A big ***** mug, no sugar (only weird people have sugar in tea) and about 20 biscuits. If America doesn't have Hob Nobs I aint coming.
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  3. Snake

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    Why do you think they call it New England?

    Tea? Boston is a beer drinking town. We pitched the tea into the harbor about 350 years ago. Tea....pitui!!!!!
  4. Scouse Patriot

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    Yeah but do you have HobNobs! I get enough drunken louts here, you can't beat a boiling hot mug of tea in the winter. I wish the "old" England had your snow right now though. We, in my parts anyways haven't had a white christmas in years.
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  5. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    #12 Jersey

    I lived in Attleboro for 3 years and I think Addellburro would be more accurate.
    And how can you not have Medford : Medfa.
  6. Snake

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    I think you are correct about Attleboro...my source sucks as a typist.

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