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(10,141 posts)
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 11:04 AM Sep 2023

Welcome to Route 20: America's longest road stretches from Boston to Oregon


From sea to ....

From Kenmore Squayah

To Newpawt

Rain in Oregon?

And keep your eyes open along the way for Gas Guzzling Griswolds in their wicked cah.

Disclaimer: bawn in Bawstin and still working on Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.
Props to WBUR! Grew up with WBUR.

Moved from MA to CA. Main disorientation:
From MA, there's nothing east.
From CA, there's nothing west.
Decades later, I still have to think about highway exits.
LAND to the east, WATER to the west.
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Welcome to Route 20: America's longest road stretches from Boston to Oregon (Original Post) usonian Sep 2023 OP
Except a real Bostonian would... 2naSalit Sep 2023 #1
Varies, I think. usonian Sep 2023 #4
I was most familiar with the... 2naSalit Sep 2023 #5
North shore, myself. usonian Sep 2023 #6
Major US route through my old stamping grounds until 1987 Backseat Driver Sep 2023 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Backseat Driver Sep 2023 #3


(10,141 posts)
4. Varies, I think.
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 02:13 PM
Sep 2023

North shore, harder accent.
Baw versus Buo.
Been a damn long time.


(87,303 posts)
5. I was most familiar with the...
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 02:21 PM
Sep 2023

North shore and that's how we always pronounced it.

Things change over time.

Out west, people think it's "ba'stin" which I regularly correct. There's a true Southie Irishman in town and when we see each other we immediately go into our native accents and entertain those around us. We always tell the audience that we're both from Beantown and he agrees that my phonetic spelling is correct. There are many cultural things that folks out this way don't understand about the eastern states.


(10,141 posts)
6. North shore, myself.
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 02:28 PM
Sep 2023

Oh, well.

People kind of freak out when I tell them I watched Big Brother on TV.

Backseat Driver

(4,420 posts)
2. Major US route through my old stamping grounds until 1987
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 01:44 PM
Sep 2023

My goodness, the changes you've seen along the way!

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