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Old 01-04-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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So you think you are from Bawston?

1. The Red Sox World Series win was, and will always be, one of the greatest moments in your life.

yes


2. The guy driving in front of you is going 70 mph and you're swearing at him for going too slow.

yes

3. When ordering a tonic, you mean a Coke.

yes


4. You went to Canobie Lake Park or Water Country as a kid

yes

5. You actually enjoy driving around rotaries.

yes

6. You do not recognize the letter "R" as a part of the English language eva!

yes

7. Your social security number starts with a 0

yes

8. You can actually find your way around Boston.

yes

9. You know what a "regular" coffee is.

yes

10. You keep an ice scraper in your car year-round.

yes

11. You can tell the difference between a Revere accent and a Dorchester accent.

yes

12. Springfield is located "way out west."

yes

13. You almost feel disappointed if someone doesn't f lip you the bird when you cut them off or steal their parking space.

yes

14. You know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Gloucester, and Haverhill.

yes

15. Anyone you don! 't kn ow is a potential idiot until proven otherwise.

yes

16. Paranoia sets in if you can't see a Dunkin Donuts or CVS within eyeshot at all times.

yes

17. You have driven to New Hampshire on a Sunday just to buy alcohol.

yes

18. You know how to pronounce Yastrzemski.

yes

19. You know there's a trophy at the end of the Bean Pot.

yes

20. You order iced coffee in January

yes

21. You know that the Purple Line will take you anywhere

yes

22. You love scorpion bowls.

yes

23. You know what they sell at a Packie.

yes

24. Sorry Manny, but number 24 means DEWEY EVANS.

It is an insult to Dwight Evans that you have his number you bastid.

25. You know what First Night is.

yes

26. You know at least one guy named Sean, Pat, Sully, Red, Bud or Seamus.

yes

27. McLobster? McCrap!

yes

28. You know at least 2 cops in your town because they were your high school drinking buddies.

yes

29. Sure there are 6 New England states, but Connecticut really doesn't count.

yes

30. You intentionally give wrong directions to tourists, feel bad when they drive off, but then say to yourself ,"Ah, screw them."

no yet

31. You know at least one bar where you can get something to drink after last call.

yes, and have many times, until the police show

32. You're sick of the Kennedy's, but you vote for them anyway.

yes

33. You know holding onto the railing when riding the Green Line is not optional.

yes

34. The numbers '78 and '86 make you cringe.

shaking as I read it

35. You've been to Goodtimes before

yes

36. You think the rest of the country owes you for Thanksgiving and Independence Day. (...and they DO).

absolutely

37. You have never been to "Cheers."

yes

38. The words 'WICKED' and 'GOOD' go together.

yes

39. You've been to Fenway Park several times.

first place I learned to drive to

40. You've gone to at least one party at U Mass.

yes

41. You own a "Yankees Suck" shirt! or h at.

nope but I have said it

42. You know what a Frappe is.

mmmmmm yep

43. You've been to Hempfest.

yes

44. You know who Frank Averuch is.

yes

45. ADVANCED: You know Frank Averuch was once Bozo the Clown

yes

46. You can complete the following: "Lynn, Lynn..."

nope

47. You get pissed off when a restaurant serves clam chowder, and it turns out to be friggin' Snows.

yes

48. You actually know how to merge from six lanes of traffic down to one.

LOLOLOLOL yep

49. The TV weatherman is damn good if he's right 25% of the time.

best damn jobin the world

50. You never go to "Cape Cod," you go "down the Cape".

yes

51. You think that Roger Clemens and Johnny Damon are more evil than Whitey Bulger.

bastids...

52. You know who Whitey Bulger is.

yep

53. You went to the Swan Boats, House of Seven Gables, or Plymouth Plantation on a field trip in elementary school

lol yep

54. Bobby Orr is loved as much as Larry Bird, Tom Brady, and Ted Williams.

yes

55. You remember Major Mudd.

nope

56. You know what candlepin bowling is

I was on a team.

57. You can drive to the mountains and the ocean all in one day


yes

58. You know Scollay Square once stood where Government Center is.

yes

59. When you were a kid, Rex Trailer was the cooles! t guy around.

yes

Speaking of which...



60. You can still hum the song from the end of Boom Town


nope

61. Calling Carrabba's an "Italian" restaurant is sacrilege

yes

62. You still have your old Flexible Flyer somewhere in your parents' attic.

yes

63. You know that the Mass Pike is some sort of strange weather dividing line.

yes

64. The only time you've been on the Freedom Trail is when relatives are in town.

nope, used to dress up as a red coat

65. The Big Dig tunnel disaster wasn't really that much of a surprise.

nope

66. You call guys you've just met "Chief" or "Boss."

Yes

67. 4:15pm and pitch black out means there's just 3 more shopping days until Christmas

lol yes

68. You know more than one person with the last name Murphy

More than one, not related

69. You refer to Savin Hill as "Stab 'n Kill."

lol yep

70. You've never eaten at Durgin Park, but recommend it to tourists.

yep

71. You can't look at the zip code 02134 without singing it.

Zoom Zoom Zooma Zoom

72. You voted for a Republican Mormon as Governor just to screw with the rest of the country.

yep

73. 11pm? Drunk? It means one thing: Kowloon!

Yummy...yep Bachelor Party

74. 2am? Drunk? It means one thing: Kelly's Roast Beef!

Yep

75. 5am? Drunk? It means one thing: You ! wish you had a blanket in your back seat

LOL or the poor house opens in one hour...let the drinking begin again.

76. You know that P-Town isn't the name of a new rap group.

Yes

77. People you don't like are all "Bastids."

yes

78. You took school or work off for the Patriots first Super Bowl Win Parade

alomost...

79. You've called something "wicked pissa."

yes I have

80. You'll always get razzed for Dukakis.

yep in the tank

81. Saturday afternoons meant Creature Double Feature with Dale Dorman

LOVED THE C2F

82. Sunday mornings meant the Three Stooges on Channel 38

And then a Abbot and Costello movie following

83. You've slammed on your brakes to deter a tailgater

hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehheheh

84. No, you don't trust the Gorton's Fi! sherm an.

he's a bastid

85. You know that Papa Gino's usually has a jukebox

Worked at Pappa's for 6 years. Anyone have a freezer fantasy, not all its cracked up to be.

86. You think Aerosmith is the greatest rock band of all time.

Yes they are, they used to eat the Pizza I made at Pappas. Saw the last Harry Potter movie with Steven Tyler.

87. Your town has at least 6 sub shops, and none of them are a Subway.

Damn, Subway just moved in.

88. You know at least three Tony's, one Vinnie and a Frankie.

I am short one Tony

89. 20 degrees isn't that bad as long as there's no wind.

I would not have a jacket on.

90. You were very sad when saying goodbye to the Boston Garden

I have a brick I stole.

91. Thanksgiving means family, turkey, High School football, and the long version of Alice's Restaurant.

LOL...Yep

92. You know the guy who founded the Boston Pops was Athah Feedlah.

yes

93. Y ou know what the Combat Zone is

yes

94. You actually drive 45 minutes to New Hampshire to save $5 in sales tax

yes

95. You've pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you can make a left.

yes

96. You've bragged about the money you've saved at The Christmas Tree Shop

bragged no

97. You've been to Hampton Beach on a Saturday night


yes

98. Playing street hockey was a daily after school ritual.

hated hockey

99. Hearing an old lady shout "Numbah 96 for Sioux City!" means it's time for steak

yes

100. You remember Jordan Marsh, Grants, Bradlees, Caldor, Zayres, or Ann & Hope.

yes

101. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Massachusetts

yes
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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I lived in Boston for a year as a second-grader. Yeah, some of this stuff looks vaguely familiar. I got a huge buzz from the 2004 World Series, for one thing. My parents went to Fenway Park alot that year.
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:55 PM   #3
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Wow, you must be bored, Dread...j/k

Well unsurprisingly, I can only answer "no" to most of these. What are "snows" (#47)? Also, I didn't realize Aerosmith were from there...the only rock group I readily associate with Boston are The Cahz, and that's a pretty dated reference I'm afraid.

#18 would strike a chord with most folks out here in the Great Lakes-area Midwest, I'd think--I was really surprised by the prevalence of Slavic-sounding last names when I moved out here, and have since become reasonably proficient at getting last names ending with -wicz, -czewski, -ysz and so forth right the first time around. Of course teachers everywhere enjoy swapping stories involving students with formidably unpronounceable or, even better, cringe-inducingly unfortunate last names.

And for any other Americans feeling left out here, maybe try giving this page a look.

Anyone else remember that old SNL skit where they mocked Chicago accents?
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Big Grin Revere scares me

I had to scare up the Rhode Islandite of the house to read this. She was a "yes" for the majority of the answers.

Even a kid that grew up 15 miles from Yankee Stadium can relate to a few of these (I haven't thought about Bradlees or Caldor in years)!
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[Q]What are "snows" (#47)? [/Q]

Clams from a can.
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#18 would strike a chord with most folks out here in the Great Lakes-area Midwest, I'd think--I was really surprised by the prevalence of Slavic-sounding last names when I moved out here, and have since become reasonably proficient at getting last names ending with -wicz, -czewski, -ysz and so forth right the first time around.
Yep, we're just as good with the Polish or Slavic ones as we are with the Dutch names!
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Re: So you think you are from Bawston?

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46. You can complete the following: "Lynn, Lynn..."

The city of sin....


At least that's what I remember...
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I love how #4 is on there when both of those places are in New Hampshire.

And even though I live in NH, I'm a yes for most of those. After all, southern NH is basically an extension of MA now.
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i understood each and every single reference, though i can't necessary respond "yes."

and Dread, am trapped in Auburn right now working on a shoot in the Dudley/Webstah areah ... not too fah ...
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Anyone else remember that old SNL skit where they mocked Chicago accents?
The Superfans??
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and Dread, am trapped in Auburn right now working on a shoot in the Dudley/Webstah areah ... not too fah ...
Really? I lived down there for a couple of years at Nichols College in Dudley and worked in Auburn.

There's, uh, not too much to see in Dudley, and Webster ain't exactly beautiful. What in the world could you be doing there?

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There's, uh, not too much to see in Dudley, and Webster ain't exactly beautiful. What in the world could you be doing there?


I beg to differ - central Mass is God's Country.

and I miss it
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I only scored 44/101 on this quiz. I guess going to school in Boston for 10 years only gets you so far. Sigh.
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I beg to differ - central Mass is God's Country.

and I miss it
Certain parts of central Mass are, yes.

But Webster?



Off-topic, I know...
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I can't say much about Webster, I may have driven through there a couple times. Worcester is good stuff though. The city gets a bad rap, but it's a great place.
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