Bostonisms: Words you won’t hear anywhere else!


WICKED – Multi-purpose word that is used most commonly in replace of “very” or “really”.  You will definitely only hear this in New England!

Isn’t that wicked awesome??


JIMMIES: In Boston, Jimmies are to ice cream what mustard or ketchup are to a hot dog.  Jimmies are a popular topping for ice cream.


ROTARY: In New England it is NOT called a “roundabout” or a “traffic circle” it’s a rotary, and they are not always so easy to drive through.



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