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Boston Specific Slang

While Bostonians are known for being avid sports fans and lovers of clam chowder, perhaps the thing that we are most known for is our beloved Boston accent. But the uniqueness of the Boston dialect doesn‘t stop with dropping our r‘s where they are supposed to be and putting them in where they shouldn‘t be; Bostonians have some idioms and colloquialisms that truly bring out the local color of the area and its residents. Here are some terms and phrases that you might hear:

Jimmies: chocolate sprinkles

Bubbler: water fountain

Frappe: milkshake

Wicked: “Very”

The T: Boston public transportation (subway/bus)

Tonic: soft drink; soda

Sub: submarine sandwiches, hoagies, heroes, or grinders