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February 01, 2005

What we figured out at work today

Mad is the East Coast hella.

6 comments:

Gwynneth said...

what is the midwest version?

Jason Goldman said...

Um ... really?

As in, "After eating all those toasted raviolis, I was really sick."

Chester said...

I've always thought of "mad" as a hip-hop thing, not an East/West-Coast thing.

I submit that the East Coast equivalent of "hella" is "wicked." As in: "those cars parked by Harvard Yard are wicked retarded."

It's a Boston-ism and not a general East Coast thing, but then "hella" is a NorCal thing, not a general West Coast thing.

So they're both regionalisms that have spread. And both are hella stoooopid.

dgcopter said...

If there's one thing that my 3-month-long stint as a teacher out here on the East Coast taught me, it's that the kids love to say "mad". As in, "this book is mad stupid" or "your shoes are mad ugly" or "school is mad boring".

Oh, and I don't know if this is a general east coast thing or just in Rhode Island, but water fountains are actually "bubblers" out here. As in "Teacher, can I go to the bubbler?"

The first time a kid said that to me, I thought he needed to use a bidet.

Gwynneth said...

water foutains are called bubblers in either wisconsin or minnesota...as well...i heard in the south they call ski caps toboggans...just to add to various local colloquialism...

Jason Goldman said...

And here's a nice map of the pop v. soda split in the US. Go soda!