A popular nomenclature, first coined by the people of Massachusetts to describe a colossal labyrinth of seemingly unnavigable streets and causeways.
the greatest city..pretty much ever. we dont pronounce our "R's" ...if you make fun of us for it..we'll probably just tell you you're "fuckin retahded" Dont walk around wearing Yankees gear, you will get beat up..if not...many people will look at you funny. We have the best sports teams in the USA, the Red Sox, Celts, Pats, and Bruins. and to go along with them....you have us...the crazy die-hard fans. You have to be an intense driver, or you wont get anywhere in time & people will just honk at you. We call it a "BUBBLAH" not a water fountain, and "JIMMIES" not sprinkles. We walk and talk twice as fast than everyone else. OUR FAVORITE ADJECTIVE IS WICKED. AND WE USE IT IN ALMOST EVERY SENTENCE. 60 degree ocean water is warm. Pop means "dad" NOT soda. its not a trash can, its a barrel. The first parking space you see will be the last parking space you see. Grab it! Always look both ways when running a red light. There are 24 Dunkin Donuts shops within 15 minutes of your house and that is how you give directions.If you stay on the same road long enough it
eventually has three different names. We know how to pronounce towns like Worcester,
Haverhill, Peabody, Scituate, Chatham, and Leominster.Paranoiasets in when we can't see a Dunkin Donuts,
ATM or CVS. We all have pulled out of a side street and used our car
to block oncoming traffic so we can make a left. We go 55 in a 35 MPH zone.
a melting pot of culture and real people ... Where kids call their mother's "Mah" and sports is a lifestyle....Where the people who wrote nasty comments below are just jealous that they're not from there. I would be bitter too if I were from the boons.
I'm going to Boston to talk to people who have substance.
The best damn city in the country(let alone the world). A place where jimmies are sprinkles, oreo-cookiedough ice cream is as much of a classic as vanilla, and ben&jerry's is a worthless chain just like McDonalds. The definition of american culture, without the fast food. Where college kids and lawyers fit together like peanut butter and jelly, and people tell the weather by looking at flashing buildings. Boston baked beans are eaten only by oldies in nursing homes, and beantown is as obsolete a word as "Thy". The Red Sox are life, Celtics went out of fashion years ago, and out of all NE towns, we're the biggest Patriot fans. Newbury Street is our 5th Ave, the Boston Common is only good for italian ice and roasted peanuts, and nobody goes to the Public Garden anymore. Cape Cod is a little slice of heaven that somebody plunked on the edge of the state, but is only accessible during the summer. Nobody calls it Cape Cod though, if you're going there it's always "Ahm goin' down to the Cape". Not everyone has a Boston accent, but most people don't pronounce their R's when yelling. Trying to fake one won't get you to fit in. Even those of us without an accent can recognize fake ones. BOSTON IS DA BOMB!!!
Nobody does any of the things they're supposed to do in Boston. If you ride the duck tours, you can be sure the driver is a tourist as well, who is only staying in the city for a few months
A really cool city in Massachusetts.
Correcting some common Boston misconceptions:
The Red Sox are awesome. Don't try to deny it.
The Patriots did not CHEAT their way to 3 Superbowl Titles.
Not everybody has an accent. And the people who do don't all have the same accent. There are multiple Boston accents, and they all sound totally differnt.
You can not park your goddamn car in Harvard Yard! Stop asking!
It is REALLY annoying to constantly be quacked at by the Duck Tours... but if you actually go on one you secretly decide that they're kind of fun.
We do not go to Cheers. And nobody will know your name there- the theme song lies.
Milkshakes are NOT the same thing as frappes. Frappes have ice cream, milkshakes do not. for some reason people are really confused about this one.
Boston=Love. Go Sox.
"I'm from Boston."
"Oh, do you go to Cheers all the time?!"
most kickass place on earth. Rich white college kids? yeah go to roxbury or southie and see what happens bud. Boston is the place where milkshakes are frappes, turn signals are blinkas, and water fountains are bubblers. absolutley no one goes on the duck tours. Besides the north end, almost everyone here is irish. any smart person would know to stay the fuck out of dorchester/roxbury/mattapan. no one calls it beantown. some people fake a boston accent but you can tell right away. we only have the accents when we yell. boston is the place where kids call their ma.."ma". it's area code is 617. boston one of the most chill cities to be in. papa gino's and dunkins are the best places to be for food. home of the hoodsie cup...and 99% of the people you meet dont have the boston accent. like i said, only when we're pissed off.
no one from boston calls it beantown.
a fairly large city of about 600,000, metro area something like 5-6 million, lots of history, very cultured place. one of the oldest cities in america. known for its colleges and distinct neighborhoods and has the biggest construction project in american history (the Big Dig). lots of irish, italians, blacks, vietnamese, cape verdeans, and many others. neighborhoods include east boston, charlestown, north end, downtown, south end, fenway, south boston, back bay, chinatown, dorchester, roxbury, mattapan, roslindale, jamaica plain, hyde park, west roxbury, allston, brighton, mission hill, chestnut hill. bordering cities cambridge, somerville, brookline, quincy are basically part of boston because they are so closely tied to the city itself. lots of shopping & culture downtown/back bay, tons of bars, lots of neat little neighborhoods/villages, and a decent subway system. gets ridiculous snow in the winter and 70s-low 90s in the summer, lots of annoying-ass construction, fire, racial tension in some areas. gets kind of overlooked at times. overall a pretty nice & unique place to live though.
i took the T from chinatown to harvard quare then walked over the charles river to back bay and took the green line to the prudential ctr
then i got drunk off my ass in southie.