Joined: 10 May 2006
|Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:47 pm Post subject: Boston
|The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury.
Due north of the center we find the South End.
This is not to be confused with South Boston
which lies directly east from the South End.
North of the South End is East Boston and
southwest of East Boston is
the North End.
The bridge connecting Boston and
Cambridge via Massachusetts Avenue is
commonly known as the Harvard Bridge .
When it was built, the state offered to name
the bridge for the Cambridgeschool that could present
the best claim for the honor.
Harvard submitted an essay detailing its
contributions to education in
America , concluding that it deserved
the honor of having a bridge
Leading into Cambridge named for the institution.
MIT did a structural analysis
of the bridge and found it so full of
defects that they agreed that
it should be named for Harvard.
This is all true
Information on Boston and the
There is no school on School Street , no court on Court Street, no
dock on Dock Square , and no
water on Water Street.
Back Bay Boston streets are in alphabetical orddah: Arlington,
Berkeley , Claren don , 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 are on Beacon Hill .
If they are named after poets, you are in Wellesley .
Massachusetts Avenue is Mass Ave.
Commonwealth Avenue 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 Scully Square are no more; a guy named Rappaport got
rid of themone night.
Roxbury is The Burree, Jamaica Plain is J.P.
How to say these Massachusetts city names correctly ( Say
it wrong and be shunned ).
Worcester : Wuhsta (or Wistah)
Gloucester : Glawsta
Leicester : Lesta
Woburn : Woobun
Dedham : Dead-um
Revere : Re -vee-ah
Quincy : Quinzee
Tewksbury : Tooks ber ry
Leominster : Le-min-sta
Peabody : Pee-ba-dee
Waltham : Walth-ham
Chatham : Chaddum
Samoset: Sam-oh-set or
Sum-aw-set, but nevah Summerset!
Frappes are made with ice cream; milkshakes are not.
If it is carbonated and flavored, it is tonic.
Soda means CLUB SODA.
Pop refers to 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 $7/pound, you got scrod.
It is not a water fountain; it is a bubblah.
It is not a trashcan; it is a barrel.
It is not a spucky, a hero, or a grinder; it is a sub.
It is not a shopping caht; it is a carriage.
It is not a purse; it is a pockabook.
They're not jeans; they're dungarees.
They're not tennis shoes; they're sneakers
.They are not franks; they are haht dahgs; franks are money used Switzahland.
Police do not drive patrol units or black and whites; they drive a crewza.
If you take the bus, your on the looza crooza.
It is not a rubber band; it is an elastic.
It is not a traffic circle, it is a rotary.
"Going to the islands" means going to Martha's Vineyard
or Nantucket .
"Going to the Cape" means going to Cape Cod
.The Sox = The Red Sox
The Cs = The Celtics
The Bs = The Bruins
The Pats =The Patriots
Things not to do:
Do not pahk your cah in Hahvid Yahd.
They will tow it to Meffa ( Medford ) or
Summahville (Somerville) .
Do not sleep on the Common. ( Boston Common)
Do not wear orange in Southie on St. Patrick's Day.
Things you should know:
There are two State Houses, two City Halls, two courthouses, and
two Hancock buildings ( one is very old; one is relatively new).
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!
Most people live here all their life and still do not know what the hell is
going on with this one. Route 128 South is I-95 south. It is also I-93 north.
The underground train is not a subway. It is the T, and it does not run all
night (fah chrysakes, this ain't Noo Yawk).
Order the cold tea in China Town after 2:00 am; you will get a kettle full of beer.
Bostonians: think that it is their God-given right to cut off someone
Bostonians: think that there are only 25 letters in the alphabet
(no Rs, except in idear.)
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.
Joined: 26 Jan 2006
|Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:41 am Post subject: Boston
|Corps, good posts.
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