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Your Abbreviated Guide to Proper YankeeTalk

And they say we talk funny?!

If your unfortunate enough to have to visit Yankee Country - like Boston (pronounced BAH-stin), this guide may help you understand what they are sayin', (but I doubt it).

Pahty: A place to go to drink and socialize - nothing to do with Mother Nature.

ah: The letter between "q" & "s."

ahnt: Sistah of your fathah or muthah.

bah: Serves beah and hahd likkah: "The train to Noo Yok has a bah cah." bay

ah: Ferocious brown or black animal.

beah: Malt beverage.

bahn: As in: "What yeah were you bahn in?"

bzah: Strange, odd.

Chahlz: The rivah.

chowdah: Clams, milk, buttah.

cahn: Stahchy veggie that comes on a cob.

connah: Where streets intersect.

fah: Not neah heah

fahk: What you eat pahster with.

fiah: Blaze

Gahden: What they closed last yeah (also a place to plant flowahs.)

hahbah: What they dumped tea into in 1773.

Hahvid: Preppy college across the rivah.

hahf-ahst: Done without regahd to detail.

heah: Done with the eahs. "Listen my children, and you shall heah of the midnight ride of Paul Reveah."

khakis: What you staht the cah with and keep on yawh key chain.

nawtheastah: Stahm that blows in from the wottah.

Noo Yok: Sinkhole 240 miles south of Tremont Street.

owah: Sixty minutes.

pahk: Cahn't do it in Hahvad Yahd. Not downtown, eithah.

pahster: spaghetti, ziti, etc.

pastah: The rectah of a parish, like St. Mahgrits.

pichahs: They throw fastballs at Fenway.

Rawjah: He *used to* throw the fastest fastballs at Fenway.....

Reveah: He rode through Ahlington on a hoss shouting, "To Ahms!"

shuah: Of course

shot: Not tall.

wof: A peeah, jutting into the hahbah.

wottah: H2O

yeah: A 365 day period.

 

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