1. Sox

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: A funny little way to spell those things you put on your feet to stay warm.
What it means in Massachusetts: The SAWX. The Boston Red Sox. Seriously, the best baseball team of all time.

2. Yankees

What it means everywhere else: Inhabitants of the Northeast region of the United States
What it means in Massachusetts: The most despised baseball team. Ever.

3. Wicked

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: Evil.
What it means in Massachusetts: Used as a modifier, “wicked” means “really” or “extremely,” as in, “It’s WICKED cold out there!” Note: it can also be used as an adjective, meaning “amazing,” as in “That Sawx game was wicked.”

4. Regular

What it means everywhere else: Ordinary.
What it means in Massachusetts: The only way to take your coffee: with Cream and sugar, of course.

5. Vineyard

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: Where you go to get wine.
What it means in Massachusetts: Martha’s Vineyard AKA an island with beautiful beaches, lighthouses, and dry towns. Strangely enough, not a place where wine is commonly made.

6. Ma

What it means everywhere else: A short way to refer to your mother.
What it means in Massachusetts: THE only word you use to refer to your mother.

7. Patriots

What it means everywhere else: A person who vigorously supports his or her country.
What it means in Massachusetts: Only the greatest football team of all time. Oh, and Tom Brady is a God.

8. Dunks

What it means everywhere else: Slams a basketball into a basket.
What it means in Massachusetts: Dunkin’ Donuts AKA a holy place for all people in Massachusetts and the ONLY place anyone should ever buy their coffee

9. Lobster

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: A crustacean.
What it means in Massachusetts: The most delicious food EVER that should only be eaten on a roll.

10. Bubbler

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: Like, the bubbles you blow?
What it means in Massachusetts: A drinking fountain.

11. The Cape

What it means everywhere else: What Batman wears.
What it means in Massachusetts: Cape Cod, but we never call it that. It’s just “The Cape.” Here you can find the most beautiful beaches in the world even if they are, unfortunately, overrun with tourists.

12. Frappe

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: an iced drink
What it means in Massachusetts: a milkshake. Note: If you order a “milkshake” in Massachusetts, you’ll just get flavored milk. If you actually want some ice cream in there, you’ve gotta order a frappe.

13. Chowder

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: A type of soup
What it means in Massachusetts: CLAM chowdah. And it’s gotta be creamy. None of that Manhattan crap.

14. Fah Daze

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else What it means everywhere else: Um, like, dazed and confused? What?
What it means in Massachusetts: “For days.” As in, “there was traffic fah daze,” meaning “the traffic went on forever.”

15. Green Monster

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: Envy or jealousy.
What it means in Massachusetts: The giant 37-foot left field wall at Fenway Park, the home stadium for the Red Sox.

16. Beanpot

What it means everywhere else: Something to cook beans in.
What it means in Massachusetts: a cross-town tournament that determines which Boston hockey team is the best in the city each year.

17. Curse

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: A swear-word.
What it means in Massachusetts: There’s only one curse that folks in Massachusetts know, and it’s the Curse of Bambino, referring to when Babe Ruth left the Red Sox for the Yankees, which resulted in the Sox not winning the World Series for 86 years. Fortunately, this awful curse was lifted in 2004.

18. St. Patrick’s Day

What it means everywhere else: A cultural holiday celebrating Saint Patrick and the Irish.
What it means in Massachusetts: An excellent excuse to drink in the streets. And EVERYONE participates, mostly because Massachusetts throws the best St. Patty’s day parties in the world.

19. Bowling

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: A recreational sport involving alleys, pins and balls.
What it means in Massachusetts: Candlepin bowling! Which is SO much harder than regular bowling. Basically, the pins are thinner and the balls are smaller, making it a more skilled sport.

20. Packie

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: Something you do when you're going on a trip.
What it means in Massachusetts: Where you buy your booze (The Package Store).

21. Tonic

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: A fizzy, clear liquid that you drink when your stomach hurts. Or whenever you drink gin.
What it means in Massachusetts: Any and all soda. It’s all just called “tonic” so if you’re ordering a gin and tonic, make sure you specify “tonic water.”

22. Barrel

22 Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Massachusetts Than They Do Anywhere Else

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What it means everywhere else: A cylindrical container, usually made of wood.
What it means in Massachusetts: A trash can or bin.
What other words mean something different in the Massachusetts? Tell us in the comments below!