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Old 03-14-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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I'm sure it can't be good. I heard the "South Shore was full of OFD's " I know it means originally from Dorcester.... but I'm afraid I have no idea what being from Dorcester might mean. The possibilities are endless.
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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I'm sure it can't be good. I heard the "South Shore was full of OFD's " I know it means originally from Dorcester.... but I'm afraid I have no idea what being from Dorcester might mean. The possibilities are endless.
http://www.boston.com/realestate/com...avin_hill.html
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Old 03-14-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Much of the South Shore is referred to as the "Irish Riviera". It has to do with the ethnic patterns of migration out of the city of Boston. Different ethnic groups tended to join previous generations of immigrants in sections of the city and then out to the suburbs together. The Italians tended to move north.
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Old 03-14-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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It actually is not negative. Boston has a lot of Irish and Italian in its heritage. As generations "moved up" in the world, they tended to move south, if they were of Irish heritage. So there are a lot of people with Irish heritage on the South Shore. However, really it was limited to the Weymouth, Quincy, Hull, Braintree area. The South Shore is a large area, and other towns were not affected by this migration pattern (Hingham, Cohasset, Duxbury, Pembroke, Plymouth, etc...). And this migration is not particularly recent.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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That's good to know because I really had the impression that it meant something negative as often those sort of things do.
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