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Old 10-04-2019, 05:35 AM
 
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:29 PM
 
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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I was born and raised in suburban Boston and left for Hawaii at 23 and lived there for 12 years. I've been in Seattle for the past 4. My accent is all but gone (except when having a few drinks around friends and family from Massachusetts like many others). The one thing I find fascinating(and not many people mention/pick up on this) is certain people from Massachusetts will add on an R to words that end in A. You're not Linda, you're Linder. You don't live in Alaska, you live in Alasker and so on. I think it's hilarious and miss it very much.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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I say "scallops", not "scaaaaaaaallops" and I'm from western MA. The "a" is sort of like the "a" in scale.

I think "scaaaaaalops"/"scollops" sounds posh!

We also say "grinder" but I thought Boston people said "sub." We say "rotary" and there's a famous one in East Longmeadow.
It seems I occasionally see "hot grinders" in neon on a sub shop window around Boston -- but I could be mistaken. Yes, I think my friend from West Springfield called them grinders which surprised me as I was new to New England.

But doesn't the D'Angelo's sub shop chain call them grilled subs, not grilled grinders? Maybe because they may be more eastern MA oriented than Western MA, perhaps?

And, anyway, not arriving in New England until age 18, once I heard the term, i came to think grinders refer to a grilled sub. Can they be cold, like an Italian hoagie or hero?
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:43 PM
 
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I was born and raised in suburban Boston and left for Hawaii at 23 and lived there for 12 years. I've been in Seattle for the past 4. My accent is all but gone (except when having a few drinks around friends and family from Massachusetts like many others). The one thing I find fascinating(and not many people mention/pick up on this) is certain people from Massachusetts will add on an R to words that end in A. You're not Linda, you're Linder. You don't live in Alaska, you live in Alasker and so on. I think it's hilarious and miss it very much.

Yep. My sister Dana was Daner.
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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It seems I occasionally see "hot grinders" in neon on a sub shop window around Boston -- but I could be mistaken. Yes, I think my friend from West Springfield called them grinders which surprised me as I was new to New England.

But doesn't the D'Angelo's sub shop chain call them grilled subs, not grilled grinders? Maybe because they may be more eastern MA oriented than Western MA, perhaps?

And, anyway, not arriving in New England until age 18, once I heard the term, i came to think grinders refer to a grilled sub. Can they be cold, like an Italian hoagie or hero?
Of course they can be cold. It doesn't mean grilled. Grinder is the term used in RI, CT, southeastern MA, and western MA. The chains typically refer to them as subs, but the local shops call them grinders.

I believe d'angelo's just calls them sandwiches.
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:24 PM
 
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I was born and raised in suburban Boston and left for Hawaii at 23 and lived there for 12 years. I've been in Seattle for the past 4. My accent is all but gone (except when having a few drinks around friends and family from Massachusetts like many others). The one thing I find fascinating(and not many people mention/pick up on this) is certain people from Massachusetts will add on an R to words that end in A. You're not Linda, you're Linder. You don't live in Alaska, you live in Alasker and so on. I think it's hilarious and miss it very much.
tiner turnah.
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:32 PM
 
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Very much so Boston alabama
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