U-Z

By - 11/16/11 - 7:14 am

What Boston would become if only a speaker's audience would rush right out and do whatever the speaker is asking them to do.

By - 9/28/11 - 12:08 pm

Verb. When the mayor takes control of an idea first proposed by a city councilor. Derived from West Roxbury City Councilor John Tobin's idea to build a citywide wireless network, which Mayor Menino latched onto as if he had thought it up (in the end, a few scattered pilot projects were built in Roslindale, Roxbury and the area around City Hall; no citywide network was ever built).

On Sept. 28, 2011, David Bernstein tweeted about an announcement by the mayor about an ad campaign against sex trafficking:

By - 11/10/03 - 1:19 pm

To make fun of: "What are you, zooin' on me?" Heard in Hyde Park.
Dan Lebowitz

By - 11/10/03 - 1:18 pm

Graduate of ZooMass, a.k.a, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jeff Kline

By - 11/10/03 - 1:15 pm

"Yeah," when followed by a word that begins with the letter I. "Yeah, it's awesome" comes out as "Yarit's awesome."
Matt Ross

By - 11/10/03 - 1:14 pm

Reply to "No Suh!"
Laura McAvoy

By - 11/10/03 - 1:12 pm

Cocaine, in Charlestown.
The Burke Boys

By - 11/10/03 - 1:11 pm

"A favorite insult of my 85-year old maternal grandmother; usually yelled out the window of her car when cut off in traffic on 128, or or when someone is ridin' her bumpah: 'Get offa my ass, ya whoah-monga!' "

Griffin Hansbury

By - 11/10/03 - 1:10 pm

A complete replacement; "I got a whole 'notha computa on my desk now."

By - 11/10/03 - 1:09 pm

How are you?

By - 11/10/03 - 1:09 pm

Something that's just absolutely too cool for words.

By - 11/10/03 - 1:08 pm

Something that's way cool.

By - 11/10/03 - 1:01 pm

Wicked high tidesWicked high tides a common problem on Morrissey Blvd. Photo by Lauren Glynn.

A general intensifier; very: "He's wicked nuts!"

By - 11/10/03 - 1:01 pm

Terra incognita; beyond the bounds of civilization (some Bostonians will argue that that boundary is actually Rte. 128).

"I think a Bostonian would much rather go north or south than east to west. There is a sense that anything west of Rte. 495 needs a passport and currency control." -- John Mullin, director of the Center for Economic Development, UMass-Amherst, in the Boston Sunday Globe, 5/31/98.

By - 11/10/03 - 12:59 pm

"Let's step outside to the parking lot and settle this like real men."

By - 11/10/03 - 12:59 pm

Island south of the Cape.

By - 11/10/03 - 12:58 pm

In Gloucester, a trip that involves heading southbound on Rte. 128 - usually in connection with a trip to Liberty Tree Mall or North Shore Shopping Center: "I gotta go up the line ta finnish my Christmas shoppin'. "
W. Olson

By - 11/10/03 - 12:57 pm

Heading south on the Cape.

By - 11/10/03 - 12:56 pm

A U-turn - the Official Turn of Boston drivers.
Keith McDuffee