Carriage

What you use to wheel your groceries around at the Stah Mahket.

Your carriage awaits at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury:
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re: Carriage

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.

re: Carriage

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!

re: Carriage

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.

re: Carriage

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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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 ...

Connecticut

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."