Boston English

By - 11/9/17 - 1:17 pm

Seems Milwaukee has a bike-share service like Hubway, only named Bublr, as in, yes, a post-dotcom homage to water bubblas, um, bubblers. Read more.

By - 9/10/17 - 12:44 pm

The bridge which is measured in smoots

European Bunny is a math teacher from England, who is here with a math-teacher friend from China. She reports her friend plans to use smoots in a homework assignment now, based in part on the video above.

By - 5/17/17 - 3:50 pm

UMass Amherst practiced some good IT hygiene last week and required students to change their network passwords. Students were sent to a password-change page with helpful password tips, including words not to use:

No popular terms such as umass, redsox, password, etc.

By - 4/18/17 - 5:36 pm

The Times Food Section reports it's heard South Boston residents loud and clear and has updated the online version of its profile of Barbara Lynch to say she is "a fierce daughter of Southie" rather than "a fierce Southie." Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 5:24 pm

The Grey Lady begins a profile of our Barbara Lynch:

BOSTON - Barbara Lynch never thought she would end up in South Boston.

The chef is a fierce Southie, a local term for this neighborhood and the people who built it.

As Luke O'Neil, who spotted the passage, notes:

That's... not a thing.

By - 4/16/17 - 11:16 am

Sully & Denise - SNL

Sully and Denise return to the airwaves, even if just for one performance. With shoutouts to the Burlington Mall and, of course, Nohmah.

By - 9/10/16 - 8:13 pm

Tom Hanks in Sully: Miracle on the Hahbah (Boston Edition Parody)

Language NSFW, unless you work on a boat in the harbor, maybe.

H/t Jed Hresko.

By - 9/7/16 - 9:10 am
Weird electronic sign on the Zakim Bridge

MassDOT is up to its Boston English-lovin' ways again, this time to urge college roommates to learn fire escape routes from their dorm rooms, as Sharon McAuliffe shows us this morning.

Earlier:
Use yah blinkah.

By - 8/25/16 - 9:45 am

Manchester By The Sea - Official Trailer | Amazon Studios

Finally, the Boston accent gets the movie it deserves. With requisite bar fight, even.

Compare.

By - 1/22/16 - 9:32 am

Boston Accent Trailer - Late Night with Seth Meyers

But wouldn't "the townie" say "dude" or "khed" instead of "bro"?

H/t Michael Ratty.

By - 12/13/15 - 8:12 pm
Tonic for sale at Tony's in West Roxbury

Tonight's specials show that, when it comes to drinks, Tony's in West Roxbury is old school (right up there with the Pleasant Cafe in Roslindale, which also still offers tonic).

By - 12/4/15 - 3:23 pm

Boston Casting is looking for locals with THICK & AUTHENTIC BOSTON ACCENTS. Somebody forward this to the baby-wheel dude and Jay.

By - 6/25/15 - 7:25 am

The Oxford English Dictionary has added "Masshole" to its lexicon, WCVB reports:

The term was added to the dictionary as a noun and is considered vulgar slang that is "a contemptuous term for a native or inhabitant of the state of Massachusetts."

By - 4/21/15 - 8:07 pm
Stolen Imparla sought in Roslindale Square

Somebody who obviously grew up in the Boston area has posted these signs all around Roslindale Square.

By - 3/26/15 - 10:21 am

The city that gave us Wicked Free WiFi and set up pahk.boston.gov for downloading a parking-meter app is getting a bit tired of calling the Boston Arts Festival the Boston Ahts Festival.

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is running a contest to find a new name for the annual celebration in Christopher Columbus Park.

By - 2/7/15 - 10:33 pm

It is, of course, to laugh: The latest NWS forecast discussion for the Boston area alerts us:

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW LOOKS TO OCCUR THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.

And then, the NWS discussion continues:

WICKED COLD AIR FOLLOWS THIS COASTAL LOW

By - 1/17/15 - 6:15 pm

pahk.boston.gov is the URL (well, one of the URLs) for Boston's new pay-by-phone pahking app. From the people who brought you Wicked Free WiFi, and who no doubt will announce Spahkling Cleah Bubblas in city pahks this summer.

H/t Marilyn Moedinger.

By - 1/10/15 - 11:04 pm

Boston Directions

OK, this is titled "Boston Directions," but anybody from West Roxbury (or Roslindale) will not only instantly know exactly which Dunkin' Donuts he's talking about, but know that the Dunkin' Donuts that nobody knows about is where the Krispy Kreme used to be.

Via Massachusetts Memes.

By - 10/3/14 - 10:02 am

The US Attorney's office reports the indictment of two Revere men on extortion charges. The feds ID one of them as Anthony "Spucky" Spagnolo, 72, "the acting boss" of the "New England Family of La Cosa Nostra."

Only an old-time Bostonian would call himself Spucky, since the kids these days only know from sub rolls.