Massachusetts Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Know?

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Calling all MA locals. Are you up to the challenge?

If you're a born and bred native—or an aficionado—of The Bay State, take this quiz to see how well you know these slang terms!

 Nov 05, 2018
1 of 19Choose your answer!
If someone says “they couldn’t get it past the green monster” what do they mean?
The rumored monster at Lake Onota
That it's hard to hit a home run out of left field at Fenway Park
Their tax guy
2 of 19Choose your answer!
Which curse plagued the Red Sox?
The Curse of Rocky Colavito
The Curse of the Bambino
The Curse of the Billy Goat
3 of 19Choose your answer!
"Can you run to the packie to pick up some _____ for the party?"
Booze
Cake
Streamers
4 of 19Choose your answer!
If you want chocolate sprinkles on your ice cream, what do you say?
Give me a cone with Johnnies, please.
Give me a cone with Jimmies, please.
Give me a cone with Tabithas, please.
5 of 19Choose your answer!
Massachusetts is a mouthful, so locals love to shorten it to:
Chusetts
Mass
Massachew
6 of 19Choose your answer!
Rightfully so, you've got a ton of pride for which NFL team?
The New England Patriots
The Philadelphia Eagles
The Washington Redskins
7 of 19Choose your answer!
Which sports team do you hate with all your guts?
The Orioles
The Yankees
The Blue Jays
8 of 19Choose your answer!
Massachusetts is famous for growing which berry?
Cranberry
Strawberry
Blackberry
9 of 19Choose your answer!
Mass is the only state to celebrate which holiday?
Emergency Day
Exuberance Day
Evacuation Day
10 of 19Choose your answer!
Growing up, you always heard the story about which famous female murderer?
Jane Toppan
Christina Bold
Lizzie Bordon
11 of 19Choose your answer!
Which of these famous coffee chain was founded right here in Massachusetts?
Dunkin' Donuts
Starbucks
Caribou Coffee
12 of 19Choose your answer!
Really being from MA, how would pronounce the city "Amherst"?
Am-yurst
Am-erst (no h noise)
Am-herst
13 of 19Choose your answer!
“The Cape” refers to:
Cape Ann, of course!
Cape Cod, of course!
Cape Canaveral, of course!
14 of 19Choose your answer!
You’d best not ask for which ingredient in your chowder?
Tomatoes
Clams
Potatoes
15 of 19Choose your answer!
If you order a regular coffee in Mass, you’ll get:
A black coffee
A coffee with cream and sugar
A small coffee
16 of 19Choose your answer!
"Tomorrow's trash day... don't forget to take the _____ to the curb!"
Drums
Vats
Barrels
17 of 19Choose your answer!
Hopefully you aren't one, but what not-so-complimentary word has been used to describe bad MA drivers?
Massters of bad driving
Massholes
Massochists
18 of 19Choose your answer!
Finish the sentence: “Lynn, Lynn, the City of ______.”
Spin
Grin
Sin
19 of 19True or False?
Natives aren’t a fan of calling Boston “Beantown”?
True
False
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