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California newspaper apologizes for calling South Boston residents Southies, but says it's kind of our fault

Faced with a deluge of complaints from the Hub, the food writer who said a new Wahlburgers would let Californians "eat like a Southie" has apologized for the gaffe, but not without adding:

Although in all fairness Southie does sound like a person and not a place.

Via the Globe.

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How "Oval Office" of them.

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She could have used "Southron."

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They should have said "eat like a Masshole" We can't argue with that.

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...that Massholes eat somewhat differently depending on the part of the state. Eastern Mass people, for example, are a lot less likely to have had the experience of fried dough with maple cream, which is perhaps the grand ultimate junk food.

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Southie is pretty much of the Capital of Massholedom. We take our orders from there!

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Southie works as an adjective. Although they'd still have the problem that it's entirely the wrong neighborhood for an article about the Wahlberg clan.

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Eastern Mass drivers are the ones who earned the name Masshole. Not people from other parts of the state.

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An apology that comes with an "although" is not an apology.

And, no, Southie does not sound like a person.

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We had a South Dorm at my college, people who live there are Southies. It works.

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Your use is more colloquial and speaking about a dorm thus it works better. In regards to saying someone is from somewhere such as a town and/or city, better to say, I am from South Boston or wherever. Using clearer language, in that instance, means less misunderstandings.

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If you don't know, I can see that it might (if you base it on ending-vowel sound).

Townie.

Benny.

Okie.

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is worse than the original article:

"Southie" is the correct term for anyone from South Boston. Anyone saying that's not, like that bow-tied bumkisser Spencer Buell, is lying. My Grandfather & my Father were proud Southies. My Grandmother was from Dorchester, which was a pit then & still is, but being from Dorchester does not make you a Southie."

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Dorchester kids are called 'Chesties'.

I remember when I was a kid and us Millies (Mission Hill) got into a jam with the Westies. We were expecting a bunch of little terriers but that didn't happen.

Actual Hell's Kitchen Westies showed up. We had to ask the Parkies for help.

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This sounds like a scene from "Neighborhood Formerly Known as the West End Story".

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TBF, never put THE in front of ever road reference as well.

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If you actually were offended by that, you need a hobby stat.

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He's from San Jose, right? So that makes him a "Jose"....after all that IS a name.

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he, and all others from San Jose, should be "San Joses". But there are a lot of them, and very few of them are saints.

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Wahlberg is a despicable person, I wish we had someone else representing "southie food".

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I will never understand peoples fascination with Southie. Is it that green sweatpants are considered formal wear? The fact that until 5 years haute cuisine in Southie came from a convenience store? That the neighborhood pastime is complaining about parking?

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Someone’s had their full glass of haterade this morn!!

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Stop trying to understand it and just accept it. I sense a bit of jealousy and envy.

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All is right in the world. lol

Have a fluffernutter on the back porch of your 3 decka and chill out.

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Nobody got hurt and it just makes them look dumb.

Shrug.

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