By - 11/9/03 - 11:59 am

People who collect in standouts at rotaries or on overpasses with campaign signs, sometimes causing gahkablahkas. The candidate's the one who doesn't have a sign in his hand.

By - 11/9/03 - 11:58 am

Hub of the UniverseSource, via Bostonography.

What Boston is: The Hub of the Universe. First coined by writer Oliver Wendell Holmes, who actually referred to the State House as the hub of the solar system; for many years, a plaque in the sidewalk in front of Filene's... Read more

By - 11/9/03 - 11:56 am

How are you?
Dee Burton

By - 11/9/03 - 11:55 am

Stolen car.
The Burke Boys

By - 11/9/03 - 11:55 am

To have dibs on: "I hosie this seat.''
Dee Burton

By - 11/9/03 - 11:54 am

Obsolete term for an Irish resident who hoped to be accepted into Brahmin society.

By - 11/9/03 - 11:53 am

Nuts: "The girl's f---in' hoopie!"
Matt Melillo and Chuck Luongo

By - 11/9/03 - 11:53 am

How you make a sharp right turn: You hook a right.
Susan Morrison

Also see: bang

By - 11/9/03 - 12:06 am

1. A small cup of ice cream, the kind that comes with a flat wooden spoon (from H.P. Hood, the dairy that sells them). KC Black reports: "Part of their charm was on finishing them you'd suck and then fold the wooden spoon risking splintahs from the folded wood." To which Dee Burton adds: "The lid had a brown-tone picture of a movie star... Read more

By - 11/8/03 - 11:56 pm

Boston's southernmost neighborhood, where the current may-ah's from.
Jo Ann Kendricken

By - 11/8/03 - 11:55 pm

Molasses cookies.
Jane Morris

By - 11/8/03 - 11:55 pm

When a waiter or waitress states the obvious - what they say when they put food in front of you.
Laura McAvoy

By - 11/8/03 - 11:54 pm

The townie look of the '80's with bangs sprayed vertically while the rest of the hair is pulled tightly back in a "Banana Clip" which creates "Gladiator Head."
Lisa Gordon

Also see: Quinzee claw.

By - 11/8/03 - 11:53 pm

Ground meat. Sometimes found near the frankfurts.

By - 11/8/03 - 11:53 pm

Pastry known as "Black and Whites" elsewhere.
Reuven Brauner

By - 11/8/03 - 11:52 pm

Greeting between young men not acquainted with each other, as in this pizza-pahluh exchange: "Whaddle it be, guy? Slice o 'roni and a tonic." The term can only be used between peers or from a superior to a subordinate. If a teenager calls a middle-aged man "guy," he's being deliberately offensive.
Lisa Gordon and Alan Miles

By - 11/8/03 - 11:52 pm

A sub or spuckie. Annette Leonard reports that in Saugus, it is specifically a toasted sub.

By - 11/8/03 - 11:50 pm

Haffenreffer Private Stock Malt Liquor (refers primarily to the 16 oz. bottles).
Michael Howell

By - 11/8/03 - 11:49 pm

Tomato sauce. Primarily heard in the over-40 set in East Boston.

By - 11/8/03 - 11:48 pm

Taunt for players who stick too close to the ghoul in a game of ghouls.
John Lawler