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By adamg - 8/31/10 - 9:12 pm

Labor Day Weekend or Aug. 30/Sept. 1 if Labor Day comes late. The cornucopia of stuff, from appliances to furniture that magically appears on streets across the neighborhood as people move out (and in) of their apartments:

In need of a car if I'm going to do some serious Allstonmas/Mission Hill Xmas shopping.

-- James Peter.

Although named for Allston, it's also celebrated in other student-heavy neighborhoods, such as Brighton, Mission Hill, the Fenway and the North End.

Universal Hub's annual Allston Christmas coverage.

By adamg - 2/13/08 - 1:34 pm

What the rest of the country calls "10-pin" bowling, as opposed to the homegrown candlepin bowling.

Ron Curtin provides an example of its use, from back in the day:

SULLY; We went bowling' last night.
FIZTY: Wheah? Sammy White's?
SULLY: Nah, North Reddin' -- big-ball!

By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:10 pm
By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:09 pm

Grocery bag.

By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:09 pm

Adjective meaning "very upset," as in: "So, I was running to catch the T, and the driver closed the door on me and drove away. I was so mad - I was bullshit."
Laura Mitrovich

By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:08 pm

A soft, fluffy roll, you know, like a Kaiser roll. Only in Boston are they sometimes served at Chinese restaurants.
Kelly Holmes

By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:07 pm

A druggie, at least in Weymouth.
Kathie Young

By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:07 pm

To steal: "I budged a bag of chips from the store."
The Burke Boys

By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:06 pm

A Charlestown term for a stupid person; comes from "bucket head."
Jonathan E. Dyer

By adamg - 11/8/03 - 2:06 pm

That's a water fountain to you, bub.

Bizah note: People in Wisconsin also drink water from "bubblers."

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:42 pm

Highway shoulder. Also, an oxymoron - the last place you want to break down in greater Boston is in the breakdown lane, especially during rush hour, when it becomes the high-speed lane (in some places, even legally). The state has built a series of emergency turn-outs along Rte. 128 so you can pull out of the breakdown lane if, in fact, your car breaks down.

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:41 pm

Female undergrament. "I have to buy a new brar, the straps on this one have had it".
Debra DeSando

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:41 pm

A member of the WASP overclass that once ruled the state. Typically found on Beacon Hill. Cleveland Amory's The Proper Bostonians remains the definitive study of this group.

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:40 pm

Game similar to punchball, except the ball had to first bounce in the "infield." Played with "pinkies" or "pimple balls" - soft, small, white balls.
Reuven Brauner

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:39 pm

The police in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:39 pm

Two-liter bottle of tonic.
The Burke Boys

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:38 pm

Exclamation to confirm a selection, for example, when selecting seats: " 'I call this seat.' 'I call that seat.' 'OK, boarded.' "
Jonathan E. Dyer

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:38 pm

To make tracks: "The cops came and we booked outta there!!" Sometimes, "book it."
Elizabeth Kelley

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:37 pm

Somebody who's wicked smaht; a Brain. At least in Saugus, that is. From the Bomar Brain, one of the first affordable calculators, which was made in Acton.
Annette Leonard

By adamg - 11/6/03 - 11:37 pm

Boat shoes, i.e., Keds.

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