Better go tell your aunt, there's a dead train at Ashmont

"Minor" delays on that branch of the Red Line, the MBTA reports.

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No, sorry.

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In my world, Aunt (i.e. "Ant") does not rhyme with Ashmant (I mean Ashmont.).

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If you say 'ant' you must not be from "around here"

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I was attending a business meeting in the South years ago with my boss, a Boston native like myself. He used the word "can't" (rythmes with Ashmont) in a presentation. The assembled Southerners giggled because they thought he was making a rude reference to a female body part.

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Truth

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The kidlet doesn't have a Boston accent, despite being Boston born and bred. Except when discussing one of her uncles' wives.

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and then...

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...it really comes out when she says "jeezis, that freakin laydeee, kehd"

Well ...

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The assembled Southerners giggled because they thought he was making a rude reference to a female body part.

They'd be wrong because that's a different pronunciation all together.

My late Aunt

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would object to being called an insect.

I grew up in Boston. I

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I grew up in Boston. I alternate between Ant and Ah-nt, but I've never heard anyone from Boston rhyme the word with Ashmont (rhymes with daunt, font, gaunt).