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Friday, February 6, 2009

Where You're From - An Adjective

Do you have any interesting, funny or shameful characteristics about where you're from that immediately get pegged on you when you're out of town?

I've been called Worcesterish (Worcester-ish) and have also been told I've got "Millbury Street etiquette." I think you'd have to be from the city to know what that means, or at least be familiar with the area. I'm not even sure what it means to be honest. I actually call myself "Worcesterish" proudly. It's one of the first adjectives that my friends use to describe me to their friends and it's always an endearing term.

I read a lot of Facebook posts about "you know you're from Boston/Worcester if..." Are any of you from a city or town that isn't considered a "major" city, but rather a working, urban area that has it's very distinct culture from surrounding metropolises?

As always, if I meet you and you ask me where I'm from, it's Worcester, "Wista," but never, ever Boston.


Anonymous said...

I have noticed a tendency for people to pronouce Worcester "Wista". This amuses me.

JR Moreau said...

I put that I speak fluent Masshole-ish on my resume. It's a skill!