Post # 1
So we were talking on another post about the funny things Bostonians say. I”ll admit we’ve got some that other people don’t use.
Wicked- an adverb meaning very
Pissa- an adjective meaning either really awesome or really tough
Blinker- Car directional (we don’t use them anyway)
Bubbler (Bubbla)- water fountain
Frappe-Ice cream shake. To us a milkshake does not have ice cream.
Packie-Liquor store (short for package store)
Do you guys use any of those? Or have your own funny words or phrases?
Post # 3
I was born and raised in Boston, and I use all of the above.
I’m now living in the south, and I recently said “y’all” and cringed a little bit. I never thought I’d say it!
Post # 4
People always make fun of me for saying “Down the shore” When I talk about going to the Jersey Shore. It’s a Philly thing..
Post # 5
Upstate, NY here! We use wicked and blinker. Funny, I thought everyone used the term blinker. Guess I learn something new everyday.
Post # 6
I’m from Boston too! When I was in college people always thought it was weird that I said “Bureau” instead of “dresser”.
Also… people have now begun using “wicked” as an adjective which really annoys me for some reason. You can’t say “oh that movie was so wicked”… ummmmm, wicked what?!
Post # 7
I use all those words except pissa. I was born & raised in Boston and I never ever hear people use the word pissa.
Post # 8
Double post. (Grr! I hate posting on my iphone!)
Post # 9
@Bostongrl25: Haha I don’t use pissa either unless we’re making fun of the stereotypical Bostonian shown in movies. Other my FSIL says it like it’s cool
Post # 10
Upstater too — we use wicked and blinker! I lived in RI for a while and was so confused by words like Bubbla and Packie. WTH?!
Heh, then I lived in the city where sandwiches are referred to as “wedges” but I always called then a “sub”. I had no effing clue was a wedge was until I met FI and he explained it to me (and that was after a year of city living!!).
I know there was a post recently on “cola”, “pop” and “soda”. I always say soda!
Post # 11
When you say funny words, are those slang words? I was born and raised in Philly and I could list a lot of slang words we used.
Post # 12
@Moose1209: I say bureau, too. And yes wicked can only be used alone if it’s evil Like a wicked witch.
Post # 13
Minnesota here and we say blinker for “turn signal” as well. I think that one is pretty common but I’ve never heard the rest used.
Post # 14
Here’s phrases my FI says regularly:
flip a bitch – make a u-turn
Post # 15
@R.Elliott: hahaha I have never heard that for making a u-turn
Post # 16
@SoontobeMrsA: Oooh yeah…every time it goes something like this “now up ahead, flip a bitch”