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The Boston Dictionary
     

The Boston Dictionary

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by John Powers, Peter Wallace (Illustrator)
 

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Bostonians, like Texans, Georgians, and the British, have their own version of the English language: this is its Rosetta Stone. Natives can brush up on their dialect, and travelers or newcomers to the "Hub of the Universe" can learn how to communicate with the indigenous folk.

The Boston Dictionary is now widely considered a classic book of Bostonian Humor, a

Overview

Bostonians, like Texans, Georgians, and the British, have their own version of the English language: this is its Rosetta Stone. Natives can brush up on their dialect, and travelers or newcomers to the "Hub of the Universe" can learn how to communicate with the indigenous folk.

The Boston Dictionary is now widely considered a classic book of Bostonian Humor, a best-seller wherever books or gifts are sold in Boston.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971954700
Publisher:
Good Night Books
Publication date:
05/19/2004
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
335,772
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

John Powers has written for the Boston Globe since 1973 and is the author of five previous books. He lives in Boston.

Peter Wallace is the Singapore Practice Leader for Ernst & Young's Global Financial Services Group. In his current role he provides audit and advisory services to a number of the world's most respected financial institutions. He also provides a range of corporate governance services to major Asian corporates in the areas of board and director assessment, internal audit re-engineering, risk management and director training. He has written and spoken widely on various corporate governance topics including contributing a series on corporate governance to one of the Singapore national newspapers. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre of the National University of Singapore's Business School.

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Boston Dictionary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not only on target but reality is always the funniest. I have made it a habit to provide a copy of this to all new out of towners(otataners)that come into my employment. Great work. I laugh til i cry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im from Boston and when I read this book I LOVED it!!! I recommend this book for any new townies to read incase they get lost in translation!! I enjoyed it fully!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I was born and bred in Boston, I've lived on the sandbar known as Long Island for more than 20 years. Only when I'm home visiting friends and family still living there do I lose my non-accent and staht to tawk Bawstin. But I still observe the 'third car can go through the stop sign' rule, I go down the Cape for a week every summer, and of course, chowder is white: I haven't strayed far from my roots. But every time I pick up this book, I staht laughing at the introduction and don't stop until the end. If you ahn't from Bawstin (perish the thought,) you may have to sound out the words -- just say them like they're spelled -- but don't let that little oddity scayah you. John Powiz has written one wikkid pissah of a book!