New England oddities l Off Kilter
Last updated 9/12/2019 at 12:36pm
As we lived in greater Boston (and New Hampshire) for over 30 years, I thought it might be of interest to look at some of the odd things about living there.
When you want a soda in a luncheonette, you ask for a tonic.
State police are called “staties.”
When you want a drink of water, (pronounced wataah), you go to the bubbler (not the water fountain or fountain).
When you come to what we’d call a traffic circle, they’re (pronounced they’aah) called a rotary. A submarine sandwich is called a grinder.
A rubber band is called an elastic.
Jeans are called dung...