But wouldn't "the townie" say "dude" or "khed" instead of "bro"?
H/t Michael Ratty.
Was when he replied to a question with just "Wicked." No, nobody would say that.
It's kinda we-id. Wickid is not usually used alone. But pissah can definly be used alone, but usually used with pissah.
That one always drives me up a wall. It's an adverb, not an adjective!
My mother (born 1925) certainly used "wicked" as an adjective as did my grandparents and always in a negative sense-- "That weather last winter was wicked", "Traffic is wicked today; I'm gonna be late."
When I was a kid, if you said "That was a wicked game", it was a positive attribute.
Yeah, that's British usage. As my Brit coworker pointed out, "In Britain, a wicked pisser is an awesome urinal."
Maybe I'm just old, and the kids don't say it like that anymore, but I have said "Wicked" by itself like that, and I've heard people say it, instead of saying "Cool."
Yes, growing up, "wicked" was used like "cool" or "great" or today's "awesome".
That's funny, I've heard someone say exactly that. Talking with a mother of a high school senior, about her daughter and her daughter's best friend, both headed off to different colleges:
Me: Those two are really going to miss each other.
Really, it happened.
But in that usage, it pretty clearly means "a wicked lot." That's still the adverb Boston usage. In the video it was in response to "My cousin's from Taunton." Hard to read that as anything but the British adjectival usage...
Performed in a 2011 message by then Mayor Thomas Ambrosino.
From another 2011 message by then Mayor Thomas Ambrosino.
Wicked parody of Ben Affleck, who keeps making millions off the stupid film industry tax incentives that Gov. Charlie Baker wants to redirect to legitimate needs and priorities... like schools and bridges. For every legislator on Beacon Hill who votes to keep the tax dollar giveaway to Hollywood moguls, this is what it gets us. The joke's on us.
Love Rachel Dratch!
Dude, bro, khed, guy, brotha.
All of the above!
A baaaby fukkin wheel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fIVJmTi-nw
Fukkin is definitely the most common word used in Boston. Wicked doesn't even come close, although it does come in handy from time to time. And that's what's missing from this trailah.
"I'm goin the fukkin Pats game."
Female Bostonian version
"I miss fikkin Filines"
I liked it, but if I was from Virginia (etc) I think it would seem long and dull. (Especially the part where they just say towns, which I really enjoyed.)
That cracked me up too.
I know this will piss people off, but why did Robin Williams win an Oscar for Good Will Hunting, when his accent was unbearable? I love the guy, but it made his scenes hard to watch.
It was a horrible accent, AND he'd turn it on and off at different times. It's like some days he'd give it a shot, then the next day of filming just forget about it.
We don't care about anyone else's opinion so it doesn't really matter :)
If you were from Virginia and not a fan of the American film industry, you'd find it dull as dishwater. I suspect if you're into films, you'd probably find it funny even if some of the particulars escaped you.
Sorry Seth. Funny Or Die did it better and funnier 5 years ago.
Nothing is more Boston than complaining about people from the suburbs.
why was that on funnyordie, it wasn't even funny. It was just scenes from old Boston movies...
They did it because Boston's become a movie trope.
Not even remotely funnier or anything remotely like it.
I just heard this description of someone on the police scanner
"man with boxah shots and a wam jacket on". There wasn't even a hint of "r" in shots or wam.
'r' can be pronounced 'ah' (a soft pronunciation=non-rhotic), or as 'er-ur' ( a hard pronunciation=rhotic). Most American accents are rhotic, one of the notable exceptions being Boston, or eastern MA, parts of Maine, regional accent. NYC accernts are also non-rhotic. Some southern accents are also non-rhotic. In the UK, most southeastern England (london area, etc.) are non-rhotic. That is the stereotypical accent most people think of as an English (or British; there is no such thing as a single British accent accent, just as there is no such thing as a single New England accent) accent.
just to find out where they do meet. Chemsfid? Sichewit? Birricka? There's hundreds of possibilities.
I was waiting for P'biddy to come up...
That one's my FAVORITE!!!
I'm in P-biddy right now! It's Pissa heah!
All roads lead to Meffa.
Nobody from Medford says Meffa. Medfid, yes. Occasionally even Meffid, but not Meffa.
Went to college with a guy who'd lived all his life in Medford, and he pronounced it "Meffa." That was decades ago, though.
I've heard many older people say "Meffa". In my experience, the lifetimers who have been to college (teachers, lawyers, dentists, etc.) and come back are more likely to say "Meffid".
Like Mr. Camuso:
Maybe people who leave don't say it that way?
Last week I heard an attempted Boston accent on TV so bad it hurt my ears and made me want to cry or throw something at the TV set!
Bad use of wicked on that one.
This was painful to watch.
Could have used fewer town names and more shooting Seth Meyers in the head.
Did you say Meh or Merr and just not pronounce your aahhhh.
Unless I'm mistaken, I didn't see any scenes in darkened MDC rinks.
Does anyone remember the 'BCN Revere School of Receptionists?
God I miss the old BCN days....
It was the Revere Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOXnPRzUGTI
If you click through, the description says she's a "former Boston resident". I think the "former" part is affecting her ability to get it right.
would have used the honorific, "Pal" and not in a friendly way -as in, "Listen, Pal."
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