What you use to wheel your groceries around at the Stah Mahket.
Your carriage awaits at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury:
I had to spend about 20 minutes asking the people at the "packie" where the nearest "stah mahket" was. I got there and couldnt find any carriages, sure enough, everyone looked at me like I was a kook.
I'm in Denver now, and everyone calls it a buggy not a carriage. They also call a shopping bag a "sack". "Would you like me to sack up those groceries?" No, put 'em in a fricken bag!
also called a carriage in Rhode Island.
the purity supreme on morrissey boulevard had wicked pissa carriages. I use tah push my buddies down popes hill in 'em
Exactly so! When I moved from New York City to Manchester, New Hampshire, during my first visit to a local supermarket I was told to push the *carriage* forwards and it took me a while to realize that they meant to say a *cart*. LOL. I looked like a dumbass then. By the way, it is a trolley in England. "Carriage" was quite new to me.
I grew up in Marshfield, Ma, but we always called them wagons.
I worked at Rochies in Millis for 4 years and we called them carriages!
In the Midwest and Southwest, they're called shopping carts. When I moved out here 3+ years ago, I thought there must be a lot of babies being brought to the grocery store that their carriages needed their own designated spot in the parking lot.
haha.. when i went ot the store with a friend from ohio, i asked if we need a carriage, and she said "what'd you call it? that was so cute!"
Definatly a carriage, all the Marines here from down south, look at like im a weirdo.
My father was raised in Melrose and uses the term "wagon" for supermarket carriges, which it totally perplexing to me. His father was a supermarket butcher (Finest Supermarkets in Malden I think) for decades, and so my father and aunts and uncles all had their first jobs at the store. He couldn't have gotten out-of-state jargon from his parents, because they came from Everett and Dorchester, both children of Irish immigrants. So who knows.But "carriage" is far more common, fur shur.
I've called them "carriages" since I was old enough to talk and use the word. And grew up in the Boston area. So this is certainly true, and must be unique to Boston/S. New England.
ive lived in brookline, and we always call it the caht
Here in Wistuh, we call them either buggies or carraiges.
Im from Boston and went to NY.I was looking for a carriage in the grocery store and I asked some guys that worked there for one. They kept pointing to the cabbage! I had to point to someone elses carriage for them to get it. They said "oh, you mean a shopping cart" haha :)
My parents are from East Boston and growing up in Peabody we used both 'carriage' and 'wagon' interchangeably.Also, somebody recently asked me if I go "grocery shopping" or "food shopping" ... hmmm ...
oohhh i diddnt know this was just specific to boston! They're carriages to me
There's a joke here about 75% of Brookline being outta-statah bahnies, but...I'll play nice.
That's what we call them here in northeastern Connecticut as well. You can always tell when a local market has been bought by an out-of-state family, because the signs in the parking lot say "Shopping Cart Return" instead of the usual "Carriage Return."