Category Archives: Boston Slanguage

Bostonian nutrition facts

boston humorMy friend Vivian posted this a while back on her Instagram, and I thought it was funny. So many people make New Year’s resolutions to adopt healthier eating habits and today marks one week for all of you who made such resolutions. Hopefully you’ll find this nutritional label much more interesting to read.

Boston’s accent is wicked recognizable

According to a recent YouGov poll, Boston has the strongest regional accent in the nation, while Southern accents were deemed the sexiest. Some 23% of respondents picked Boston as the strongest regional accent followed by the Deep South with 16%, and New York and Texas tied with 13% 

More than a third of Americans self-identify as speaking with a regional accent, which means that nearly 120 million Americans speak “funny”.

Word of the day: Blinkah

BosTongue, Masshole

I like to think of my blog as an important, educational site that can help you expand your vocabulary.  Today’s vocabulary word is blinkah.

bliNGkah (rənahnoun) 
Definition: a device that blinks, especially a vehicle’s turn signal.
Example: That S.O.B. didn’t use his blinkah on Storrow Drive and cut me off

Word of the day: Runnah

runnah, bostongue

I like to think of my blog as an important, educational site that can help you expand your vocabulary.  Today’s vocabulary word is one you would have heard a lot this past week with the Boston Marathon having just taken place.  This week’s word is runnah

Runnah (rənahnoun) 
Definition: a person who runs
Example: That guy who won the Boston Marathon was a wicked fast runnah.

Seth Meyers: Boston Accent Trailer

Boston Accent Trailer with Seth MeyersMuch thanks to @bpmoynihan for sharing this on Twitter otherwise I might have missed this funny 4+ minute video, Boston Accent Trailer. 

I love the surprise guest appearance at 2:50 in the trailer.

Oxford English Dictionary adds “Masshole”

BosTongue, MassholeEarlier this week the Oxford English Dictionary added the word Masshole, formalizing a term well known to frustrated drivers throughout the Northeast.  The dictionary defines the term as a piece of “coarse slang” meaning “a term of contempt for a native or inhabitant of the state of Massachusetts,”  Masshole was one of nearly 500 words added to the dictionary, along with twerk, sext, hyperlocal, freegan, fratty, and fo’ shizzle.

You can read the full article in The Boston Globe, here.

Learning to speak BOStongue

boston accent, slang, bostongue

I saw this funny post on David’s blog, WGB, and wanted to share as well.