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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Bostonian English

A way off topic post....

Mrs. Carl told me that the first time she met a certain friend from Boston, the woman was telling her that she had PSDS. Mrs. Carl thought that was some sort of horrible disease. And some people might think that way about pierced ears....

After many years of living out of Boston, I now sound like a cross between New York and Chicago (I don't say 'pop' - I say 'soda'). But I still don't pronounce Aunt as if she crawls on the ground....



At 4:19 PM, Blogger Captain.H said...

But do you pahk your cah in Hah-vahd Yahd? And eat clam chowdah? :-)

BTW, this news will make the BDS crowd very unhappy but the SodaStream products are selling great guns, at least in the mid-Atlantic states. At my local Wal-Mart here in eastern Pa, I noticed the other day that the SodaStream section of shelf was almost empty. A store clerk in that dept. told me they're sold out of the refill CO2 cartridges and most flavorings, as are other Wal-Marts in the area, with everything on back-order. So, an Israeli company located east of Jerusalem is prospering with a profitable, very innovative consumer product and it's Jewish and non-Jewish employees' jobs certainly are secure. Mazel Tov, SodaStream Company!

(Now, if somebody would come out with something like SodaStream to make good quality homemade beer, I think that'd also sell extremely well. It's legal to make un-taxed homemade beer and wine, just not liquor.)

At 8:39 PM, Blogger InMemoryOf Yossi said...

While we hardily support Soda Stream, and were super happy to hear they are the first Israeli company to get a spot in the Super Bowl (pun intended), I will let you in on a little secret. You can make your own beer yourself. We drink so much seltzer in my house. I use to buy 20 bottles of it a weekpractical (2 liter bottles). My husband look for a way for us to get cheap seltzer. (Hey we are cheap Jews, what can I tell you?) Anyway he found a way for us to make it ourselves. We have a co2 tank. Look it up online. There are plenty of sites that tell you how to make your own beer. Our Seltzer is so bubbly; it reminds me of the kind we used to getting the glass bottles years ago.


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