Monthly Archives: December 2013

More Wicked Good Examples of Boston English

Last month, we brought you entries from Gaffin’s Wicked Good Guide to Boston English.

As we wrote then: Compiled by the brilliant Adam Gaffin and hosted on Boston University’s website, the Wicked Good Guide to Boston English is a wonder to behold.

Gaffin writes:

Everybody knows about pahking cahs in Hahvuhd Yahd, but there’s a lot more to Boston English than that, despite what Hollywood would have you believe. We have our own way of pronouncing other words, our own vocabulary, even a unique grammatical construct. Journey outside the usual tourist haunts, and you just might need a guide to understand the locals…


English: This picture shows a panorama of Bost...

English: This picture shows a panorama of Boston (USA). Deutsch: Das Foto zeigt ein Panorama von Boston (USA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are some more highlights from the guide:


Boat shoes, i.e., Keds.


Where somebody is, for example: “They’re down the Cape today.” Sometimes prounounced “downna,” as in “Wanna go downna Boston with me?”


The donut shop on the corner.


The numbah aftah thirdy-nine.


A traffic circle. One of Massachusetts’ two main contributions to the art of traffic regulation (the other being the red-and-yellow pedestrian-crossing light).

Westa Wihsta

Terra incognita; beyond the bounds of civilization (some Bostonians will argue that that boundary is actually Rte. 128 or, if you really want to stretch it, Rte. 495).


A general intensifier: “He’s wicked nuts!”



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Introducing the 2015 GMC Yukon


Introducing the 2015 GMC Yukon. With bold styling, premium materials, advanced technologies and inspiring capability, Yukon will transport you in comfort and style.


The 2015 Yukon interior, a perfect blend of craftsmanship, refinement and functionality. Features include:

  • Wrapped surfaces with contrasting stitching and authentic aluminum trim
  • Innovative storage for today’s lifestyles
  • Denali’s aluminum trim features a unique burnished finish that is complemented by real poplar wood accents


GMC engineers concentrated on every aspect of the Yukon to reduce noise resulting in a noticeably quiet interior cabin.

  • Inlaid doors and redesigned mirrors reduce wind noise and improve aerodynamics
  • Acoustic laminated windshield and front-door glass
  • Triple-sealed doors
  • Valved exhaust system reduces exhaust noise


Yukon delivers on your need for comfort as well as unparalleled flexibility for passengers, cargo – or both. Features include:

  • Third-row fold-flat seats with available power release option
  • Available segment-exclusive second-row power release fold-and-tumble seats
  • Integrated rear cargo management system
  • Lit storage behind articulating 8-inch-diagonal color touch screen
  • Center console large enough for hanging folders or a laptop
  • New upper door storage


Setting a new standard for large SUV technology advancements means letting you stay connected and conveniently in control. The all-new 2015 Yukon arrives complete with the technology and infotainment innovations to complement your life – including standard next-generation Color Touch Radio with IntelliLink1, Rear Vision Camera and much more.


The enhanced GMC IntelliLink system enables you to seamlessly experience your media like never before through a logical, intuitive interface. Features include:

  • 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Screen with smartphone-inspired interface
  • Natural language voice recognition
  • MyMedia functionality compiles media from multiple devices
  • Smartphone integration for hands-free calling and phone book access
  • Customizable ‘Favorites’ allow you to save albums, songs, artists, destinations and contacts
  • Bluetooth3 with phone and audio streaming capability


In addition to IntelliLink, Yukon is equipped with a suite of technology features that offer the flexible convenience and control that let you connect on command. Features include:

  • Full USB2/SD Card and MP3 player inputs
  • Bluetooth®3 for phone and audio
  • 4.2-inch full-color Driver Information Center
  • Denali Exclusive 8-inch-diagonal Customizable Driver Display
  • Available navigation4 system
  • Bose® Premium Sound Systems


Yukon’s new instrument clusters are more user friendly and allow the driver seamless integration with the center stack display.

  • Convenient access to audio, phone and navigation functions
  • Denali’s 8-inch-diagonal, color Customizable Driver Display, is fully reconfigurable with three selectable themes to choose from
  • All functions are controlled via the steering wheel and are integrated with the 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Screen display located in the center stack


The all-new 2015 GMC Yukon has been redesigned to make a powerful first impression, as distinctive to behold as it is innovative and comfortable to drive.


The all-new Yukon exterior exudes style and confidence from first impression to lasting glance. Design highlights include:

  • Detailed GMC grille with chrome surround
  • Projector beam headlights
  • LED lamps with GMC-specific light signature
  • Distinctive 20-inch wheel options


Yukon Denali is the epitome of GMC’s bold styling. Design highlights include:

  • Signature chrome Denali grille
  • HID projector beam headlights
  • Chrome exterior accents on the door handles, bodyside molding, roof rack and rear liftgate
  • Available power retractable illuminated assist steps
  • Available 22-inch wheels

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Where Boston Stands in Popular Favorite Cities Survey

Have you seen this? linked Travel and Leisure annual rankings of “America’s Favorite Cities.”

See the piece here.

As the article states:

Travel and Leisure magazine recently released the results of its annual survey of “America’s Favorite Cities” with Boston getting high marks from visitors for its classical music, culture, and history. But the grades for local barbecue, driving, and weather weren’t so kind.

Weather? Not much we can do about that one. And barbecue? Let’s talk about chowder instead.

See the piece here.

English: Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts D...

English: Faneuil Hall, Boston, Massachusetts Deutsch: Faneuil Hall, Boston (Massachusetts) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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