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He didn’t know I called it that. We lived in Andover and had a place in NH….my father would always say ” We arw going up country this weekend”, I always call Leaf peepers “leafers”. M*sshole covers a broad spectrum as Maine was once part of Massachusetts. Everyone in CT knows it’s chocolate Shots. Leaf looker. 1. Ayah! Prisoner Of Mother England. Drive past the street you were looking for? I was asked if I liked to eat “Italians”. I have no idea how they differ!). An Italian is a specific kind of sandwich, though. I guess that makes me a “Hot Ticket”! I was in elementary school and said, “my uncle Billy cut 8 “cods” of wood yesterday”…it wasn’t until 6th grade that I learn what a CORD of wood was and realized I caught the accent. The word “scrod” (sometimes spelled “schrod”) in New England is often used as a placeholder for any firm, white “catch of the day” fish — typically cod, halibut, haddock, or pollock. The Sixties like any other decade had its own unique problems, concerns and good times. — No, it’s twirly tweet!”. You’ll also sometimes hear that the letters in “scrod” stand for “Select Catch Received on the Day.”, Yet another term for a sandwich on a long roll, “spuckie” is the Boston-slang version of “sub” or “grinder.”. You might know them better as yard sales or garage sales. I still use most of these terms but only with the accent. So many names for the same thing. Yup- we call them shots, too. Well when I heard the term ANT Ginny (my mothers sister) I just about died laughing. They also keep local inns, B&Bs, and restaurants humming, so we gladly welcome them back. Substituting “dee” for day. Drinking beer on really hot days. The sandwiches at Subway, for example, are not Italians, and no Mainer would call them such. [19] In all of Eastern New England, except Rhode Island, words like caught and cot are pronounced identically (both are often rounded, thus: [kʰɒt]), because those two vowel sounds have fully merged. Scotland is proud of being different, and when you visit on a trip to Scotland, you will hear it immediately in the accent, and the unusual words and expressions Scots use every day.. In the the three affiliated southern New England states mud season may be known as “the fifth season”. I grew up in Western Mass (all the way in the Berkshires) and I never realized that “down cellar” and “frost heaves” were unique to New England. This word—which according to 1848’s Dictionary of Americanisms was primarily used in New England—feels like it could just as easily have been invented today. 367 pages. In New England, the term is used as a substitution for "really" or "very". Ghanaian Slang. Circa 1940 and before. It may now. Not pleasant. Did we miss your favorite piece of New England slang? [citation needed], Western New England English encompasses the accents of Vermont, western Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Same here. Grew in in Vermont in my formative teen years. Extra points if you pronounce it “bubblah.”. This list, however, is wonderfully generic for most of New England. Wondering what all these new words mean? Many had no handle to turn the water on or off, and was left running to provide a cool drink. “Winner’s a commin, gotta clean up the chimbly so my fambly want freeze this winner.” Translated, it means, that Winter is coming, I need to clean out the chimney so my family will not freeze this winter. A milkshake is milk blended with ice cream. Everyone in my family calls it an icebox. [18] Many Boston-originating local terms have dispersed throughout Eastern New England and, prominently, all the rest of Massachusetts. The horse–hoarse distinction is still present to some extent in some areas, as well as the Mary–marry–merry distinction in many speakers. And, that was long before the Weather Channel. Queen of the south – is Cockney rhyming slang for mouth. New England English: Large-scale acoustic sociophonetics and dialectology. Some words are easy enough to understand. To be precise: People still don’t know what I’m talking about when I use the words elastic, bubblah, frappe or cabinet, rotary, grinder and more. The Harvard Dialect Survey. Went to MIT and was a rocket scientist. And my Dad was raised in the Bronx, NY of Italian parents. This word—which according to 1848’s Dictionary of Americanisms was primarily used in New England—feels like it could just as easily have been invented today. 2019. A-Game: One’s best self, often in relation to a competition. We didn’t say “jimmies” but “sprinklers” instead. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Linguistics Department. Learn more in Yankee’s humorous “Guide to New England Leaf Peepers.”, We weren’t going to include this colorful derogatory term for certain residents of Massachusetts (almost always applied to careless drivers or tourists behaving badly), but since the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2015, it seemed only fair to give it a mention. It wasn't until I traveled outside of the North East that I realized the slang was only used in New England. I use the term Ma Holes and they use the term Cow Hampshire. Slang emanates from conflicts in values, sometimes superficial, often fundamental. Also, I believe where the term “the ice man cometh” started! A monster online slang dictionary of the rich colourful language we call slang... all from a British perspective, with new slang added every month. Perhaps the similarities are based on Catholicism? The extent that speakers raise the tongue in the English "short a" vowel varies widely in New England; however, across the board, New England speakers demonstrate a definite "nasal" short-a system, in which the vowel is always raised the absolute strongest whenever occurring before the nasal consonants /m/ and /n/[11] (so that, pan, for example, nearly approaches the sound of the word paean). These days, of course, butchers have become the new rock stars—they are name brands of both sexes charging big bucks for public demonstrations while writing acclaimed books. The ANAE further argues for a division between Northern versus Southern New England English, especially on the basis of the cot–caught merger and /ɑr/ fronting (appearing twice, for example, in the phrase Park the car). It actually retaines a lot of Old English pronounciations as well . Here in Maine it’s known as the second. So a prig of yesteryear is not a prig of today. New England’s “classic” candy is a source of pride. New Englanders know it is pronounced Skoll-op! We called the carriage a wagon in Saugus Mass. The books of Phoebe Atwood Taylor, set on the Cape in the first half of the 20th century also refer to our blizzards as northeast storms. [3][4][5] Accordingly, one linguistic division of New England is into Eastern versus Western New England English, as defined in the 1939 Linguistic Atlas of New England[6] and the 2006 Atlas of North American English (ANAE). I was born and raised in Milwaukee. In set to the comment about using your blinks when changing lanes, I am reminded of driving in Boston where I was told that if you use your blinks, it’s dangerous because it’s like a tagger and they’ll aim right at you. Instead, we pile them into a carriage. I love this memory heard so often as an Adolescent during summer in Massachusetts. Didn’t even stop at Friendly’s for a frappe and clams, that M*sshole! Scrod/schrod on the menu at Boston’s Union Oyster House | Guide to New England Slang, Is it haddock? In Maine we call those long sandwiches “Italians”. I miss New England every day….it will always be my home. There is a variety of slang for police used across the globe. The Boston Red Sox. You forgot “kid” In Mass Slang In what is jokingly dubbed “the fifth New England season,” the victims include stuck cars and countless pairs of ruined white sneakers (not “tennis shoes”). And they always would say Hey you forgot the r or er in that word. Don’t ask us why — just wait your turn, then make it quick! Stuck In. When I called my brother at a Mass. “Telephone, Telegraph or Tell a Marbleheader!!! In Maine my wife’s family referred to the driveway as “the dooryard” as they parked the “cah” near the door they used to enter / exit the house. My Nana from Leominster would say, “Gotta go down the street today,” meaning go to town. For us, coffee regular had 1 shot of cream, coffee half had 2 shots of cream and black was, well, black. Ringbark is a term used in New Zealand for breaking wind. Sure, Pennsylvania has Hershey, but New England was the birthplace of Necco Wafers, Sky Bar, Mary Jane, and the ribbon candy that cuts your tongue every Christmas. It came thru a hole in a golf size marble globe. And that stuck to this day she is still called Bug Ginny. . Boston slang gave several phrases to the rest of America including Dunkies. If you are mentioning Mass-holes, you should not forget Maniacs — same reasons. Today you’re much more likely to hear “soda”; however, I can remember being told in my mid-1980s childhood to “go down cellar for a bottle of tonic.” Some ice cream parlors will also still offer you a tonic float instead of a root beer float. This region has more in common with New England than it does with NYC and it’s suburbs! While some supporters innocently chimed in to wish the happy couple and Nicklaus well, others could not resist pointing out that "strunk" is a word sometimes used in relation to marijuana and the word "todger" has rude associations in countries including England, where it is coloquially used to refer to a penis. For us there was a difference between going “in town” (meaning going into Boston) or going downtown (meaning into the centah of town). they referred to soda as bottles of “pop”. I have QUAHOG on my license plate, so some people think it has to do with hogs. So instead of calling my mother’s sister, Aunt Ginny, those of us from New England started to cal her Bug Ginny. This setting should only be used on your home or work computer. When I went into the Air Force, I took a lot of razzing from guys who were from other states. My Great “Ahnt” Linda was born & bred on Block Island and always used the term nor’eastah for a northeast storm and so did we. It’s either the garage or the front door. It’s not a milkshake, it’s a frappe. Others – “pocketbook” for purse, “parlor” for the formal living room, “brook” for a small river or creek “chocolate shot”, not jimmies and not sprinkles. What do you call the long sandwich that contains cold cuts, lettuce, and so on?" Heard/ hear/ use many of these NE words in this post. Thick, creamy, cold, and delicious, a frappe (especially a coffee malted frappe) is one of the few ways to make a humid New England summer slightly more bearable. So a frappe is a milkshake. New England is no different. Therefore your statement is ignorant and vacuous. Sugar was totally on the customer’s choice and application. I had forgotten about dungarees! In Oklahoma it is shopping cart or basket. Abbreviated form of rhyming slang 'septic tank'. Your from out of town if you pronounce Scallop, Skall-op. This is real slang used by real Brits. I had great pigtails__not braids. South Shore (Shoah) of Boston. Even if you’ve never step foot in Boston, you’ve seen the movies and all the representation of Boston’s recognizable linguistics. I moved to MN and we went “downtown.”, Born and bred in Springfield, IL, I am a true Midwesterner: my father would say, “Let’s ankle on over to Monkey Wards and get you some overhauls for school…. Some New England slang is specific to a particular area or state, but we suspect that no matter what part of New England you call home (or used to call home), you’ll recognize a lot of these words and phrases. and ‘Regula’ coffee =with cream and sugar. The term applies only to hot (oven toasted/heated) sandwiches and not “cold” breaded sub’s. But from 59 – 78 in the part of NH I grew up in, Cold subs were called grinders. I would get confused looks whenever I said “downstreet.” Soon learned it a was a New Englanderism! This is a New Englander’s reference to a basement, especially when describing where something or someone is, or should be. A ABSENTEE - a runaway convict A BAKER'S DOZEN - 13 of something ... BLIGHTY - home (England) - a wound severe enough to be returnd to Britain for hospitalisation. My great Grandfather Timothy Llewellyn Spencer in Orono, Maine sold ice for the ice boxes. Basically, “ayuh” is Maine’s version of “yup.” It frequently shows up in Stephen King books, nearly all of which are set in Maine. Also I am sure there are a lot of us that know some rather derogatory names of towns in Massachusetts. /aʊ/ and /u/ have relatively back starting positions. I have spent a lot of time in the Elmira/Waverly area and found no real similarities to New England, but always was very happy to visit there.PS sorry much like my dad I am a Yankees Fan. Skin-Flint – A tight or close-fisted person with their money. My sons called me a damn Yankee when I would say “Bring me up the papah” – the newspaper from the front yard. Incidentally, I live in Southington, which you’d all know is “Suth-ing-ton” and absolutely NOT “South-ing-ton” lol! That was Kohler’s brand name for their drinking fountain. In Vermont I have heard many times downtown referred to as over street,. Now living in Savannah, GA I have a weird weird mix of pronunciation but the things that stick most and I get teased about are these: milk is mall, broom or room is brum or rum, and at work I said I was “right out straight” and the guy from Louisiana had no clue what that meant, and when I got a dent in my car I said it was all stoved up. Many new slang words are also not included, partly because they have not stood the test of time but also because they would fill another page! or one of my favorites from having lived there and know this is very true. It’s often confusing for visitors “from away” because it does not apply to the lower portion of the state. I now live in the Midwest and everytime I open my mouth they always comment on my NE accent. So does […] "So don't I" It means "that you do too". I was amused to find that a shopping cart is a carriage. Many of the terms deal with criminal behavior, incarcerated life, legal cases, street life, and different types of inmates. The Boston meaning derived from the movie " West Side Story" in 1961. I call soda tonic. Kiwi A New Zealander Pom/Pommy An Englishman (Is an insult if used by anyone but an Aussie). ” Hey Guys, Bang a Uee there’s a packy back there! Skilts – Brown trowsers formerly worn in New England, that reach just below the knees. Dungarees was a navy term for working blue pants. This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 03:10. Winter takes a toll on New England roads. It is amazing how many of these are common here in Upstate NY. Bonus: The town at the tip of the Cape is called P-town, the universal New England shorthand for Provincetown. I also remember working as a bar tender and someone asked me if we had “Kaws” – I said yes we have Coors in bottles, Coors on tap and Coors in cans. Aside from dropping Rs and pronouncing multiple words as one, there are slang terms in Boston and New England that may require further definition. My Dad was a born and bred New Englander. My grandparents and five uncles are woodsmen. If you were to say “down cellar” which my NJ grandfather always said – folks here would have absolutely no idea what you were talking about. Don’t worry, we’ve put together this really quick and simple guide to London slang. That includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the floaty, rocky bits nearby. Welcome to 1960s Slang. I am a native Granite Stater and when I first moved to Maine I was with a church group near lunch. [1][2] Most of eastern and central New England once spoke the "Yankee dialect", and many of those accent features still remain in eastern New England, such as "R-dropping" (though this feature is receding among younger speakers today). Betty – the same in Mass. It's slang, rude words and euphemisms from all over Britain. All Eastern New England English is famous for non-rhoticity, meaning it drops the r sound everywhere except before a vowel: thus, in words like car, card, fear, and chowder (listen). BTW that is also a New England thing. above. I never say “Throw it in the trash”, or “in the garbage”, but I say “Toss it in the rubbish” and living in Colorado now since 2005, I get a lot of weird looks when I say rubbish. R. Reem – is slang for something being nice, good or cool and originates from Essex. Sexual variants. He’s a knob: he’s a dick/idiot Dick: an idiot Off their rocker: mad—they were off their rocker, they were Mad as a hatter: mad—stemming from back in the day when hatters used a manufacturing process for felt that, indeed, made them mad (mercury poisoning) Gormless: clueless; slow witted Some say there are chocolate jimmies and rainbow sprinkles, but I grew up saying “rainbow jimmies,” so I think this one is a matter of family preference. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. They have nothing to do with NY. Oftentimes in the South we it call a buggy. Shots were chocolate, colors were jimmies in Cranston RI, Great article on New England slang. Personally I think that is the only time Beer taste really good!!! in the hub of Boston, Jim Labadini orchestrated the use of this word through out the Somerville school system over 4,000 students. Originally from Worcester, I’ve been in Western MA since the mid-80’s, and I still puzzle locals with my thick accent. A clarification on a “grinder”. If “the Cape” is dropped in casual conversation with a native New Englander, it’s in reference to Cape Cod, not Cape Ann (nor the red piece of material that Superman wears around his shoulders). Instead of saying “no” or “yes” we always said “no-sah” or “yes-sah”, especially when arguing. Boston slang consists of words and phrases of slang originating from and commonly used in Boston, Massachusetts. Off-colour — Sick, poorly, or generally under the weather. You didn’t think we’d get through this list without a wicked good ending, did you? And there was no Cains mayo! Living in New Zealand . It is a form of anti-language. Oral sex may be practiced by people of any sexual orientation.. They were known in Mil as bubbers. 64 slang words and phrases you will only understand if you're from the north of England. Born and raised near the Cape but have been in TN for years. Sling Your Slang Get your slang in the dictionary The ANAE also categorizes the strongest differentiated New England accents into four combinations of the above dichotomies, simply defined as follows: New England English is not a single American dialect, but a collective term for a number of dialects and varieties that are close geographic neighbors within New England, but which differ on a spectrum that broadly divides New England English into a unique north versus south (specifically, a northern merger of the .mw-parser-output span.smallcaps{font-variant:small-caps}.mw-parser-output span.smallcaps-smaller{font-size:85%}LOT and THOUGHT vowels, versus a southern merger of the LOT and PALM vowels), as well as a unique east versus west (specifically, an eastern pronunciation of the "r" sound only before vowels, versus a western pronunciation of all "r" sounds). You’ll hear New Englanders from Connecticut to Maine using “wicked” as an emphatic substitute for “really” at just about every opportunity. That was supposed to be “blinkah”, not blinks, and “tahget” not tagget. That’s from a very old verbal ditty that my dad (in Pennsylvania) taught me back in the 1950s … “Jeet? Australian slang dictionary specifically about people for the novice and expert alike. If you've got any comments or suggestions, though, we'd very much like to hear them. You give yourself away as one just visiting the area if you’re inclined to say “ann-nt”,(ant),and not “ah-nt”, (aunt). Sincerely, Sara Schmitz Ledoux. What is your *general* term for the rubber-soled shoes worn in gym class, for athletic activities, etc.? New England Slang : Any word that ends with "R" or more spacifically "ER" (UUR) , You replace that with "AH" . From Washington, DC and as a child it was an “ice box” because we had a huge block of ice delivered and that kept things cold, it was not electric. Convert from English to Boston slang. Ghana is a country with seven major languages: Twi, Ga, Fanti, Ewe, Dangbe, Hausa and English, to help, here are a few key words for visitors to pepper in conversation From Nah Hamshah – Where we had criminently! I am surprised to not have read the phrase “I’m all set.” Being from MA it’s always meant I’m good no thank you, but when I moved to Texas when they heard me say I’m all set they thought ok great she’s ready to go or good to go or was agreeing to whatever question might’ve been asked. It was labeled “Bubbler”. A frappe is a milkshake with ice cream. Born in Middletown, CT in 1974, been here all my life. Skin a Razor – To drive a hard bargain. The verbal foibles of New England are great fun. Century: A Writers Guide for all things Victorian”. I once asked someone for an elastic and she misinterpreted it to mean prophylactic which turned her face bright red. Wicked nice list. These are located at the end of the regular slang dictionary under a separate heading. ... England used … “We’re going Down Cape” makes me want to add a couple more words to the phrase. What it means everywhere else: A funny little way to spell those things you put on your feet to stay warm. QUAHOG license in St. Louis? But while living in Boston, I heard the expression “So don’t I” meaning “I don’t either.” And “puff” for quilt. The term itself is in reference to the direction ships sail. As they sat in the professor’s office, several colleagues came by to ask, “jeet yet?” She would reply, “No, ju?” Her sister was confused until my professor explained that it meant, “did you eat yet?” and “no, did you?”We could call it New England code, right? This form of t-glottalization (especially the /tən/ form) is found commonly in other parts of the country as well, like in the word "Britain" (sometimes represented along the lines of Brih'in). When I lived in NH we would go “uptown”. Growing up a grinder was always a hot sandwich (meatball, sausage, steak and cheese) and “subs” were cold sandwiches (cold cuts, tuna, etc.). In other parts of the country, one would use “regular” coffee to mean not decaffeinated or flavored. In fact, the slang words between the two countries can be so divergent that it’s been quipped that England and America are two nations separated by a common language. I remember moving from Rhode Island down to North Carolina and bumping into some difficult accent induced situations. I’ve seen that license plate when visiting from Southern Illinois (born in CT, though). We called a seesaw a “dandle,” and I’ve wondered if we got that from England. There are new words all the time, old words are brought back into fasion, some words now mean the opposite […] "Robert aced his physics exam." We should also point out that we agree terminology is not an exact science. Ayuh rang through my childhood as i listened to my parents and aunts and uncles. The common wisdom was they would last from 3 to 13 days and shut down the whole Island. There is nowhere else like New England where there is such a beautiful and varied way of saying things! A milkshake is just milk blended with flavored syrup. Or sayings about those towns. However, I do appreciate your family calling the fridge the ‘icebox’! And as an upstate New Yorker, we use the same slang except tonic and frappe. Sox. Regarding the former feature, all of northern New England (most famously including Boston, but going as far southeast as Cape Cod and as far north as central Maine) historically merges the open and open-mid back rounded vowels (so that, for instance, pond and pawned are pronounced the same, which is commonly called the cot–caught merger), while southern coastal New England (including Rhode Island) historically maintains a noticeable distinction between these two vowels. Nor’easter came with the TV weather forecasters. And let’s talk about suppah (supper)…. I asked him for a “mahkah” (marker), and this time he slowly shook his head completely perplexed. Mother : Mothah , Yes sir would be Yesah and so on . More commonly known as a drinking fountain or a water fountain, a bubbler is what New England kids line up at after gym class. But pronounced as a mix between kid and led. “He got so wicked pissah when that packie down at the Cape ran outta ‘Gansett that he tossed the old lady and the kids into the Subaru and drove straight back to Billerica. Drinking fountains were called “bublers” period. Oxford University Press. Some believe it began in England as a reference to the fuzzy hats worn by some police officers. Ayuh, the Northern New England Accent in a Nutshell. We always used “italian” for a sub. I left the east as a child and have lived in New Mexico for so long where no one would ever go in through the back. Ah you shore bud “I wrote this book it’s uh million Dollah Sellah” lemme tell yah I got uh millIon of em in my cellah right upta road in Bangah N levah! That’s a good one! A bit of home! (Spell check won’t let me spell it that way), I think it is “hang a uey”, not “bang a uey”. Born in Connecticut, 1934. Grew up in Fall River. Wicked good times. Have lived in St. Louis MO for 30 years. 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