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.
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.
Sully and Denise return to the airwaves, even if just for one performance. With shoutouts to the Burlington Mall and, of course, Nohmah.
Gabs spotted this ad - and the associated commentary - on the Red Line today.
Language NSFW, unless you work on a boat in the harbor, maybe.
H/t Jed Hresko.
Finally, the Boston accent gets the movie it deserves. With requisite bar fight, even.
But wouldn't "the townie" say "dude" or "khed" instead of "bro"?
H/t Michael Ratty.
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).
Boston Casting is looking for locals with THICK & AUTHENTIC BOSTON ACCENTS. Somebody forward this to the baby-wheel dude and Jay.
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."
Somebody who obviously grew up in the Boston area has posted these signs all around Roslindale Square.
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.
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
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.
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.
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