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Thursday, November 20, 2008

South Shore Humor

Discussing hometowns over lunch

Coworker: I heard someone say the dumbest thing about Hull the other day
Me: What, did they call it "Brockton By The Sea?"
Coworker: WHAT !!! NO!! HOW DARE YOU!?!!
Me: It's just a joke, I heard someone say that once and I thought it was funny.
Coworker: Whatever it wouldn't be funny if it was about your hometown!
Me: Fine if it makes you feel better you can call Braintree "Weymouth By The T".




(disclaimer: Don't get up in arms, fellow townies. Hull and obviously Braintree (and Weymouth and Brockton) are lovely awesome towns. )

10 comments:

danielle said...

i'm offended because weymouth is sweaty and brockton is trash. BTREE 4 LYFE

hope505 said...

Eh...sometimes my town is called "adobe disneyland" and a fairly large portion of Americans think my state doesn't even exist, so, if it's any comfort, many of us down here (actually UP here - it's 7,000 ft above sea-level!)in the 505 don't know diddly about the difference between one east-coast town and the next one down the line.
* : )

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Okay..clearly I'm lost as I'm a Cali native...

Jeff Cutler said...

Have to disagree. Weymouth and Hull are similar in stature and repuation. The 'tree is better. Luckily I'm in Hingham and can look down my nose at all three.

:-)

By the way, I get attitude from the people in Cohasset (say that through clenched teeth) and the snobs in Deluxbury.

Sarah said...

HA Jeff do you have one of those infamous "Townie" stickers on your car?

pahkcah02 said...

Haha. My aunt tells everyone she's from Nantasket, as if it's a seperate town. When I ask her if she means Hull she gets pretty pissed. Personally, my favorite nickname is Halitrash (Halifax), but I'm from Stoughton, so I can say stuff like that. At least we don't live on the North Shore....

NatalieDeltaGam said...

being a southern gal, you lost me. but i will tell you i was born in a place (and my parents still live there though they changed the name of the city YEARS ago) called 'hog mountain'. and worse yet? my irish ancestors named in that in 1850s. yep, my family named a place 'hog mountain'. i'm very proud of my heritage.

Kimba Rimba said...

I love it!

margalit said...

I guess it's bad that I call Billerica "Somerville in the Woods?"

Jeff Cutler said...

Halitrash is beautiful. Never heard that before. Norsmell, sure. And Slummerville. And Medfart. And MarshVegas.

We're all nice here in MA.

:-)