Dorchester By Choice. The antonym to OFD: Somebody who moved to the neighborhood voluntarily rather than just being born there.
It is NOT a synonym for "Dorchester," however. As OFDer Jim Sullivan notes:
People from Southie were the ones who called Dorchester "Dot". The only acceptable use of "Dot" was when speaking about the street "Dot Ave" or the public space "Dot Park". Everyone knew you were an outsider if you referred to the actual town by saying "Dot".
Jonathan Lynch recalls: ''When I worked in my dad's store in Lawrence in the 40's, we sold 'dungjareens' not dungarees or jeans. If you wanted Levi's you asked for 'Levi dunjareens.' If you were a carpenter or painter, you would buy 'overhauls' - - not 'overalls.' ''
Bluejeans. It's "dungahs" in Hyde Park; "dungies" in South Boston.
Piece of bedroom furniture used for storing clothes. Jawdan's sells 'em.
The part of the house under the first floor: "Go down cella and get me some b'daydas."
Where somebody is, for example: "They're down the Cape today." Sometimes prounounced "downna," as in "Wanna go downna Boston with me?"
Crazy person, at least in Newton's Nonantum neighborhood.
What you use to signal that you're about to make a turn - or to signal to the guy behind you that you've just cut him off and you want to rub it in. "No one out here in Arizona knows what I'm talking about with that one," reports Mark Badolato. "They only know from 'blinker' or 'turn signal'."
Party: "You wanna go to a dingah on Friday night? Shuah."
1. In Roxbury, it's heroin, but in West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Roslindale, it's angel dust.
2. A person who works out a lot.
Jeff Kline, an Emerson student and Chuck Evangelista
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