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Sat Mar 19, 2016, 01:23 PM

On the lighter side (Warning Language NSFW!) The Devil Came up to Boston

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Reply On the lighter side (Warning Language NSFW!) The Devil Came up to Boston (Original post)
1monster Mar 2016 OP
MADem Mar 2016 #1
2naSalit Mar 2016 #2
PotatoChip Mar 2016 #3
1monster Mar 2016 #4
PotatoChip Mar 2016 #5
1monster Mar 2016 #6
PotatoChip Mar 2016 #7
Tab Mar 2016 #8

Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 02:15 PM

1. That. Was. HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 03:03 PM

2. That was wicked pissah, man!

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 03:23 PM

3. OMG! Those accents are as close to Boston as

I've ever heard elsewhere.

Either these people are from Beantown or very good at mimicking the accents and knowing the local expressions. I'll have to look up the group and find out more about them.

Anyway, that was pretty funny.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 03:35 PM

4. Years ago I worked retail in a drug store...

One evening a very refined lady came and and said imperiously:

"I'd like a caatin of Caaltin."

(1monster) "I'm sorry, Ma'am?"

(Refined Lady) "A caatin of Caaaltin!"

(1m) "I'm sorry, I don't undersand."

(RL, getting irritated) "A CAAATIN OF CAALTIN! CAAALTIN!!!"

At which point, she pointed to the cartons of cigarettes displayed behind the counter.

And I gathered that "caatin" was carton and Caaaltin was Carlton cigarettes.

She was a regular customer for a couple of years after than, but she never was in any way friendly (unlike most Bostonian I've met) and she always exaggerated that caaatin of Caaaltin pronunciation when I was at the register.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 04:01 PM

5. Lol!

I've had similar awkward experiences due to Boston accents.

Many people probably think that Maine and Boston accents would be much more similar than it actually is.

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 04:05 PM

6. They ain't nothin' alike... especially that Down Easter

accent.

I had a friend who was from Maine (RIP Betty). Thirty years away and her Down Easter accent was just as clipped and strong as if she'd moved down yesterday.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 04:13 PM

7. Yes, those downeaster accents are quite interesting.

There is a lot of variation through the state. Lots of funny local expressions too.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 07:21 PM

8. Well done

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