A neighborhood in Scituate
, soon to be a terminus for a reinstated (dormant since the 1950's) commuter railroad.
Line will travel from Boston
's South Station
, making stops in Quincy
, and Scituate
The upper-South Shore
is the last area in Greater Boston without adequate commuter transit. There is a Commuter Boat from Hingham
, but most parking is reserved for Hingham residents, at discounted rates!
A boorish, vocal group of Hingham
residents tried every trick in the book to "de-rail" the Greenbush Line. A Boston Globe
columnist from nearby Weymouth
mercilessly, and justifiably, described these NIMBY
activists as petulant primadonnas
A popular children's song in Fredericton, Oromocto
, and Riverview
Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me?
Mickey MOOSE! Donald Duck!
Mickey MOOSE! Donald Duck!
Forever let us hold our banners HOY!
HOY! HOY! HOY!
Acronym for “friend of a cousin,” (pronounced to rhyme with folk, as in the first syllable of folklore
, for good reason), used to justify and/or rationalize a politically incorrect stereotype
or urban legend
Also used when asking a potentially embarrassing question about you. One uses a nonexistent “friend of a cousin” as a scapegoat
to make the question more appropriate and/or to diffuse suspicion that the questioner is involved in such behavior.
Can also be rearranged to mean a “cousin of a friend,” “friend of a coworker,” “neighbor of an uncle,” etc. The “source” of the anecdote
or person you are trying to “help” must be a vaguely-defined person at least two degrees of separation away from you.
A FOAC (friend of a cousin) or similar variants are described as follows:
A friend of a cousin has a neighbor who collects welfare and food stamps, yet drives a late-model Cadillac
(Audi, Volvo, Lexus, etc.), has “deluxe package” Cable TV, and supposedly owns a cottage down at the shore. The cousin works 60 hours a week and drives a twelve-year old Volkswagen (Subaru, Chevrolet, Honda, etc.), can only afford basic cable (and doesn’t have the time to watch, anyway), and only takes a long-weekend vacation every two to three years.
A cousin of a friend is applying for a job requiring urine testing. Problem is, he has been smoking marijuana and illegally obtained pills containing Xanax and Codeine for years. How long will it take for him to get the drugs out of his system? And, by the way, are there any side effects of withdrawal I should have my friend tell his cousin about?
A coworker’s uncle got a flat front-tire while he was driving through Newark
. A couple of minutes after he got out of the car to change the tire, he saw somebody trying to rip off the rear wheels of his car. “What the hell are you doing?,” asked this uncle, at the same time shocked, angry, and possibly fearing for his life. “Take it easy, man,” said the guy who’s removing the wheel from the back of the car. “You can have everything at the front of the car and I’ll strip the back.”
My neighbor has a ne...
A "town that's technically a city" of approximately 55,000 residents in Norfolk County
, about 13 miles south-east of downtown Boston
The town's length is about 7 miles north-to-south; the width is about 3.5 miles east-to-west.
Weymouth is on the South Shore
, fondly nicknamed the Irish Riviera
IMO, one of the town's true gems is Grape Island
, located in the southern part of Boston Harbor
and within Weymouth's jurisdiction.
A couple of years ago, a Boston Globe
columnist who grew up in Weymouth stated that "Weymouth ain't Wellesley
, it's not Weston
, and it sure isn't Hingham
. And that's a really good thing." That quote is on the Weymouth government web site, BTW.
However, Weymouth, MA is quickly becoming a gentrified town. While it will never vie with nearby Cohasset
, or Norwell
in overall demographics, the town is rapidly shedding its blue collar
I wouldn't be surprised if, in five-years time, many people talking about the "old neighborhood" will be referring to Brookline
, not necessarily Dorchester
, South Boston
, or Quincy
I am seeing more Subaru Outback
, Audi Quattro
, and Volvo Cross Country
There are, indeed, many Hingham residents are decent, empathetic, and modest in demeanor.
The Derby Street Shoppes have finally brought upscale shopping to the South Shore. This plaza is home to the South Shore's first Whole Foods Market
The four best things to come out of Hingham, in no particular order: Route 3, Route 3A, Route 53, and Route 228.
For those familiar with the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances
, Hingham has the highest-percentage of Irish-American Hyacinth Buckets
in the country.
Money doesn't necessarily mean class. You can take the kid out of Southie
, Savin Hill
, Fields Corner
, but you can't take the ___ out of the kid!
, living proof that one doesn't have to live in Texas
to be a wealthy, vapid
Hingham has a disproportionate number of Toyota Land Cruiser