Coming to AmericaAmerican English : Slang of the North Eastern United States By: Kristen Leduc SNHU: Com 320
By the end… Recognize and define the word “slang;” Recognize when slang is being used conversationally; and how to respond ; Know and understand what slang words or phrases mean in the context they are used; Having the capability to comprehend slang words and phrases and how they relate to common English words or terms.
While we‟re at it… Common slang terms of the North Eastern United States; Common words as spoken with a Boston accent; Terms specifically used regarding food & drink; Terms specifically used regarding school and education;
What is “slang?”
Lessons inAccent from aBoston NativeJodi Fodor is a Boston native whohas created an online app thatteaches students vocabulary inpreparation for the SAT examstypically taken at the end of theJunior or Senior year of HighSchool in the U.S. This particularaudio is from her Youtube channelSATWordSlam, in which sheexplains variations of the Boston”accent.”
What are some of the common slang words or phrases of Boston? • “The Hill” – Beacon Hill • “The Big Dig” – massive road construction that created the major highways the traverse the streets under the city • “The Hopper (hoppah)” – the toilet • “Hoodie” – a hooded sweatshirt • “Jumbo” – a nickname given to Tufts University students b/c of their school mascot, Jumbo the elephant • “Mad” or “Wicked” – means very • “The Monstah” – refers to the 37‟ wall in left field at Fenway Park • “Packie” – a liquor store • “Regulah” – a regular coffee with cream and sugar usually ordered at Dunkin Donuts • “The „T‟” – the subway, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority • “Bubblah” – water fountain • “Tonic” – soda, any flavour
How do I use slang in my everyday conversations?Incorporating slang into your everyday conversation with Family and Friends.