Friday, June 16, 2006


Totally unrelated to baseball - I think it's hysterical that scary Rob Zombie was born and raised in Haverhill, Mass.


At 9:47 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Did I give you permission to run my pic?

At 12:37 PM, Blogger 01245 said...

Peter - that was pretty clever.

At 3:34 PM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

And at the other end of the spectrum, Haverhill is proud to claim Tom Bergeron as one of its own, too.

At 9:00 PM, Blogger 01245 said...

No kidding? Famous host of Hollywood Squares? I would pay good cash to see the two of them talking it up about their favorite ice cream joints in Haverill.

At 10:32 PM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

I kid you not. And how could I forget Haverhill's favorite son? Northeastern alum & former Tigers first round draft choice...Carlos Pena!

Favorite ice cream joints in H-town? That's easy: Carter's on Salem St. and England's Microcreamery in scenic downtown.

Other famous Merrimack Valley-ites: Betty Davis, Ed McMahon (Lowell), Leonard Bernstein, Robert Frost (Lawrence), Jay Leno (Andover). Beth at "Cursed to First" already pointed out Tom Glavine (Billerica)

At 8:41 AM, Anonymous WormtownRed said...

Wow, and I always thought it was ANdova.

At 6:12 PM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

It is!It's "Andovah", "Hayvrill", "Chumsfud" & as Beth writes it: "B'ricka".

Then there's "Luhminstuh" "Feechborg" & "Glawstuh" & "Wistah"

(Translation for non-Bostonians: Andover, Haverhill, Chelmsford, Billerica, Leominster, Fitchburg, Gloucester, Worcester)

That made me thirsty, now I need a tawnic.

At 7:17 PM, Blogger 01245 said...

Don't forget New Bedfid, Dahtmith, Feh Haven, Fall Rivah, and Summahset (New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fair Haven, Fall River and Somerset). The great southeast of the Commonwealth.

At 10:01 PM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

We forgot "Mehfuh" "Danviz" "Summahville" (Medford, Danvers, Somerville)

And how could we overlook Somerset's native son....Jerry Remy!

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous WormtownRed said...

Correction- it is Wistah if you are from arouns Bahston,
but if you are from there, you know it is really Woostah...

Remember the old addage: I'm going to Woostah to buy a toastah?

At 10:40 PM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

I didn't grow up in these parts. I grew up in "K'vaaanst'n Ro-Dilen"
(Cranston, RI). Cross Boston with Brooklyn & you'll have an idea of how that sounds. *shuddering*

I had to learn how to talk all over again when I moved up here. Nobody freakin understood me.

At 7:03 AM, Blogger 01245 said...

Oh, I am more than familiar with it. I grew up in Nueu Beige. The cut off point for the hybrid accent. Remy has it and Somerset is only a 20 minute drive from my mother's house. Southeastern Mass - home of coffee milk, linguica, and bubblahs (drinking fountains)!

You ever notice how the Brooklyn part of the RI accent goes away once you hit CT, but then picks up again? Wacko!

At 5:18 PM, Blogger The Couch Potato said...

LOL @ "Nueu Beige" - haven't heard that in a long time. Ditto bubblahs & coffee milk.

I might have to pick a fight with you about claiming the coffee milk though. It's the "official drink of Rhode Island." Seriously:

I lived on that stuff as a kid, and still remember the slogan "You'll smack your lips when it's Eclipse!"

That particular accent is only heard if your family is from "Da Hill" but moved up in the world to Kvanston.

I always crack up when I hear Remy do a promo spot for the Hood's charities. That whole "fifteen hun'id dollahs" thing.

Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!


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