Hawks fans' road guide: How to speak Bostonian
Avoid trouble with the staties when you drive to a packie with this handy guide from our friends at Boston.com
To much of the world this is a drinking fountain. In Boston, it's a bubbler. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune / July 9, 2009)
Frappe: Milkshake with a scoop of ice cream.
Grinder: A submarine sandwich.
Bubbler: A drinking fountain.
Hoodsie: A small ice cream made by Hood, a blend of vanilla and chocolate served in a paper cup and a small wooden slab.
The T: Nickname for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority public transportation system.
The Pru: Nickname for the Prudential Center building.
Statie: A state trooper.
U-ie: Making a U-turn.
Clicker: A remote control.
Tonic: A carbonated beverage.
Packie: Refers to a "package store," aka, a liquor store.
Play your numbers: The lottery.
Dunks, Dunkies, or Dunkin's: Dunkin' Donuts.
A blinker: A directional signal.
Wicked: Wicked killer, wicked neat, or just plain ol' wicked.
Triple-decker: A three-floor apartment building.
Heading Down Cape: Driving to Cape Cod.
Westa Worcester: Term for any town in Western Mass., west of Worcester.
Carriage: A shopping cart
Southie: South BostonSmoot: A length standard created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology students who were trying to measure a bridge near campus. Named after student Oliver R. Smoot, one smoot is equal to his height (five feet, seven inches).
Elastic: A rubber band.