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Boston English pops up in the weirdest places

Contestant on "The Price is Right" is from Massachusetts. "I bet you have a wicked cool prize for her," Drew Carey said. "Wicked awesome," Johnny the Offscreen Announcer replied, trying his hardest to sound like a Townie or something.

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Price is Right and soup for lunch...like a day home from school. Or a day in the life of Adam.

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What makes you think he's having soup? I was thinking more like a corn beef on rye.

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Perhaps a sub headline about how AG watches The Price is Right.

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Lets be fair, there were a few national announcements today worth staying home and flicking on the TV for. He might have had it on 'bz in between stuff and it just happened to be on in the background.

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We can speak only 8 words:

"Wicked" and something about illegally parking in Cambridge.

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I once had to answer an icebreaker question at work about hometown stereotypes. I believe I called it: something about putting your vehicle at rest on a specific part of the Harvard campus. Because I did not want to actually say it.

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I bet people in the Windy City hate when out-of-towners try to sound cool by saying that too.

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But what am I to make of the van I've seen a few times already advertising the services of Beantown Drains?*

*Not sure if it had New Hampshire plates.

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Except for the newbies who don’t know better. When traveling I don’t call the locals townies.

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I was thinking of actual Townies, you know, people born and bred in Charlestown. That's why I capitalized it.

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Just got off a quite long work phone call with a women with the most charming southern drawl.
As we finished up our work and were just chit chatting, I mentioned I loved her accent. She said she was going to say the same !?!?! What? I have no accent!

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Could also be a reference to Steve Van Zandt's record label "Wicked Cool Records". Carey has a show on Van Zandt's Sirius channel on Friday nights.

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Well that's just pissah

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Very pisser

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still say "wicked"?

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Those of us who grew up here and aren't ashamed.

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Did the contestant make it on stage? If so what game? Mountain Climber? Ten Chances?

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... in other odd pockets around the country. It’s used in the UK as well.
Awesome is universal.

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