Monday, July 30, 2007

Entering Athol



I was able to install a new wireless router today. I've never done that before but it was a seamless installation...I totally amaze myself almost every day.

I felt, as they say here in the Boston Area..."Wicked Smaht! " which translates to Very Smart in most other regions of the world. Massachusetts has a very distinctive accent.

We call Milk Shakes -- Frappes

We call Soda --- Tonic

We Pronounce Peabody --- Peebadee and you have to say it real FAST

We have a town named Athol which has always reminded me of someone with a lisp saying asshole...Must be a tough place to be from.. I mean it must be hard saying : "Hi my name is John and I grew up in Athol!!"

It's still hot and humid, the rain is gone...I'm going swimming!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to know you're as smaht as me! And if you are looking for some other towns with strange names what about Methuen or Billerica!

#2

Sally said...

Wicked!!!

toes said...

Just thought of another name for you to contemplate --Mashpee, MA

Stacy said...

There is an Athol in PA and an Intercourse too.

TOM said...

Stacy I think that's illegal in Massachusetts !

Robert said...

Well, if anyone doesn't think you're smaht, just tell them to go to Hell (Michigan).
As far as Frappes go (whick I love, unfortunately), I remember many years ago when Friendly's Ice Cream called their thick shakes "Awful-Awfuls." You could drop in and order a "Coffee Awful." Now they call them "Fribbles." It's just not the same.
Bob, two houses down the hill.

TOM said...

Bob, I'll do that...I love Frappes too, I don't remember the Awfuls but Chocolate Fribbles are pretty tasty