You know you're from Worcester when....
You've say bubbler instead of water fountain.
You live on a "private road" that is unpaved and rutted.
You think of $280,000 as cheap for a house.
Your school classes were canceled because of frozen and burst pipes.
You know how to say Shrewsbury (shoes-bree), Worcester (Wusta), Marlborough (Marl-Bro), Leicester (lester), Leomenster (lemon-ster).
You think nothing of commuting two hours each way to work,
but you think people who drive 30 minutes to get to church are weird.
You think 70 degrees is hot and a perfectly fine time to go to the beach or pool.
You know the holy trinity is Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and, Friendly's. There's at least 2 of the three on any major intersection.
You call sprinkles "jimmys"
You drop your R's towards the end of a sentence.
You can name all the 7 hills of Worcester.
You know Worcester is NOT SPELLED NOR PRONOUNCED WORCHESTER.
Man from Worcester : "Hey go pahk the cah we'll get some ice cream with jimmy's on top."
(n) second-largest city in Massachusetts. Not much to see from the highway, but the city actually has some beautiful old neighborhoods, affordable housing, good schools, and a comparatively low crime rate. It is also a no-frills industrial wasteland, very Lovecraftian in parts. Famed for its diners, punk scene and attitude. Nobody here wants to hear any crap from YOU, understand? good. Dollah-fifty.
For what I would have paid for closet space inside 128, I bought a primo three-decker in Worcester, and I'm letting the other tenants pay my mortgage.
The second largest city in Massachussetts
. Historically a mill town and source of industry, Worcester is trying to re-invent itself and attract culture. It will be interesting if it manages to do so before Boston co-opts it as a 'bedroom community'. There are many great restaurants here, a good music scene, the Worcester Art Museum, the Higgins Armory Museum, nine colleges (UMass, WPI, Assumption, for example), several nice parks, some industry and biotech, etc. Like Boston, there are places you don't want to go after dark alone. (esp. Main South) Unlike Boston, you're not living on ramen and ketchup to make rent, and you have to work a little at finding something fun to do. You decide. I've never seen a garbage storm
. Also historically known as Wormtown, known to friends as Woosta!
Realtor: You know, Boston is less than an hour away! Out of state person thinks: Really? Cool! Person who lives in/near Worcester thinks: Yeah, but the commute in the morning takes almost two hours, depending on when you start! Or you could take the commuter rail, and hope they've fixed the lateness problem...
Hey, you ever been to the 111 Chop House, Opia 1541, or Zipangos in Woosta! ?
the second largest city in massachusetts, and the third largest city in new england.
most that are not from the north east pronounce it as wor-ches-ter how ever the CORRECT pronounciation would be "wuh-stah", "wi-stah" or "wister" (usually rhymes with sister or mister) it all depends one what part of the city your from. the south and west sides pronounce it wustah, and the east side pronounces it wisstah. alot of other out of towners who have trouble pronouncing the name, but no its not pronounced how its spelled call it "woo-stah", usually making fun of new englanders accents.
City Conditions & Neighborhoods;
the south side:
Worcester is a medium sized city. starting from downtown, the downtown area is fairly small and is kept pretty nice looking until you go further south down main street and come into the neighborhood known as "Main South" which is probably the slummiest area of the city. It is cluttered with abandonned and burned down three deckers (3 floor family homes build in the 1800's for working class familys in certain ethnic areas) also abanned and burned down ware houses, factories etc...but most of the inner city looks like that main south just has the worst of it. also has the highest crime rate in the city, and notorious for its Kilby St. Posse, Vice Lord and Latin King gangs.
the east side:
most known for being a prodominantly italian section of the city, Belmont Street(bell hill/north east), Shrewsbury Street (the ...
if you're from worcester and you know how to speak, then you will refer to this delightful city as WOOSTAH. in worcester, some daily-lingo includes,
"whats the matta fa you?"
translation: "what's your problem?"
"whea'd you pahk the cah?"
translation: "where is the car parked?"
"when's the festival?"
translation: "when is the italian festival at Mt. Carmel or Lady of Loretto Church?"
"Oh, you want pastry? why didn't you just say so? Just guh down Shrewsbree Street and swing by Scano's bakery & pick up a few things"
translation: "If you want some good dessert, go to Scano's Bakery on Shrewsbury Street"
If you're looking for Italian food or some good bars, head down to Shrewsbury Street.
If you're looking for a biker bar, head to Cicero's, but only if you belong there. Otherwise, you'll get your ass kicked.
If you think you're a gangsta, then go to Holy Name of St. Peter Marian. You'll fit in just fine. Hardcore catholic school kids. Oh, boy.
If you want to strut your stuff on the dancefloor with some crazyass mofos, then head on over to Sh'Booms on Sunday nights. Yes, it's really called that.
Word to the wise, don't look at people wrong, and don't go into Great Brook Valley unless you have connections there.
One of the most beautiful citys in Britain , Worcester has a lot to offer with the amazing cathedral , many many shops , Lots of restaurants and pubs for all tastes , Nightclubs , Events such as Worcester Festival and the victorian fayre, Worcester has 2 cinema's VUE and Odeon , 3 Bowling Centres - Bowl Xtreme ( The Newest ) Most popular bowling very modern with a dance club etc the other to bowling places are Wickets , and westside both just as good but Bowl xtreme the best.Worcester has to swimming pools - Sansome walk and Lower wick, in the summer holidays sansome walk has a massive infloatable bouncy thing on top of the pool, Malvern Splash - Worcestershire is also a good swimming pool nearby with a massive slide and wave pool. Worcester has many high schools and primary schools to. Also a new college will hold 5,200 students which means Worcester is likely to get more nightclubs for all the ravers out there.
Worcester is also famous for good ol' Worcestershire Sauce the factory Lea and Perrins is based in Worcester and Worcestershire Sauce is now one of the most popular sauce's world wide used in Britain , America , Asia , Australia etc.
Royal Worcester Porcelain is also one of the best china makers in Britain.
Edward Elgar - lived in Worcester and was a VERY famous composer his statue can be found near Worcester Cathedral.
Worcester Bosch is used accross the country to.
Worcester sport is also good with Worcester Rugby Club being...
Worcester is a city in the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America. It is the second largest city in New England. A 2006 estimate put the population at 175,898.
Worcester has been awarded Americas City five times as well as the 9th most livable city in America by Forbes. Contrary to Riflemen Flemmis assesment, Worcester has no slums. It does have some rough areas like any other city and thats a stretch. The crime rate is exceedingly low for a city its size. In fact shootings and violent crime are rare.
I have lived in many cities in my lifetime and Worcester is by far the cleanest and safest. Urban decay is almost non-existent with the exception of a few abandoned factories. Even the so-called bad areas of the city are clean and intact. Worcester has been voted "Americas City" five times!!
Anyone who believes Worcester is slummy is delusional. Maybe they should take a drive through Holyoke or Springfield.
Worcester is one of only a few cities to win the National Civic League's coveted "All-America City Award" five times