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Re: The Irish in Boston
By Chococat1188 - Jul 23, 2004, 7:43 PM
Post #26 of 124 [In reply to]

My great grandfather came here from Ireland during the famine. He became a police person some how even though a lot of people weren't hiring Irish people at that time Crazy. I'm a decendant from an Irish king!!!!!!!! (County Cork!)

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Fred Sennott - Jul 23, 2004, 8:25 PM
Post #27 of 124 [In reply to]

That was one of the few jpbs a Irish man could get in Boston.Thats why there are so many Irish Cops.
Trust in God and sin not.Don't blame me I'm like Sparky I voted for Sarah to.

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By EJ Alwaysrite - Jul 23, 2004, 9:36 PM
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That was one of the few jpbs a Irish man could get in Boston.Thats why there are so many Irish Cops.


I have a business apointment in Ireland this month and next, could Sparky tell me where his daughter will be so I can avoid her ugly bap? I don'y want any nightmares !

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By wicked_smart - Oct 24, 2004, 5:08 PM
Post #29 of 124 [In reply to]

I have a stupid question. I was watching Good Will Hunting and was wondering if you guys really refer to South Boston as "Southie"
**I've learned that some people are like a good wine, they just get better with time and some are like beer, good for the moment, but the taste never changes.

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By wicked_smart - Oct 24, 2004, 5:09 PM
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In Reply To
I have a stupid question. I was watching Good Will Hunting and was wondering if you guys really refer to South Boston as "Southie"


I forgot to add that I'm not exactly from Boston.
**I've learned that some people are like a good wine, they just get better with time and some are like beer, good for the moment, but the taste never changes.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Ron Newman - Oct 24, 2004, 5:27 PM
Post #31 of 124 [In reply to]

People from here do, and people who aren't from here eventually fall into the habit.

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By Miki - Oct 25, 2004, 11:02 AM
Post #32 of 124 [In reply to]

It's mostly the denizens of South Boston who refer to the area as "southie", no?

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By eeka - Oct 25, 2004, 11:16 AM
Post #33 of 124 [In reply to]

Denizens? They make good chili. The fork stands up!

WOOOOOOOO! CHILI!

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Spatch - Oct 25, 2004, 1:27 PM
Post #34 of 124 [In reply to]

Aw, great, now I'm starvin.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By adamg - Oct 25, 2004, 3:21 PM
Post #35 of 124 [In reply to]

I use "Southie" from time to time and I live nowhere near it. In contrast, I live right next to West Roxbury and yet never call it "Westie" (I also never call it late for dinner).

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Ron Newman - Oct 25, 2004, 3:25 PM
Post #36 of 124 [In reply to]

I've never heard anyone call it "Westie".

However, "Eastie" for East Boston is common, and so is "Rozzie" for Roslindale.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By adamg - Oct 25, 2004, 3:44 PM
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There's a battle for the very soul of Roslindale - if you can imagine, some people insist on referring to it as Rossi!

But back to Westie. I just found the following, which made me laugh, because it's true!

You know you're from Westie if:

-Roche Bros. (Roche's, Rochies) is the center of the universe.
-You think kids from JP are wierd.
-Dedham is our Shelbyville. You hate Dedham kids. You think: "Damn Dedham kids marrying their cousins and thinking they're better than us and coming to our territory thinking they own the place."
-Despite the above comment, you think it's your God-given right to go into Dedham and you think they owe you their respect.
-You get pissed when someone says "Westie sucks" or "Westie shouldn't be part of Boston, they're like a suburb."
-You went to the prom with another kid from Westie.
-You've done at least one St. T's CYO activity. (haunted house, paintballing, etc.)
-You know about The Grove
-You know what goes on at the caves, the quarry, the 'Burger, and Assumption Church.
-At least once, you've yelled "Shit! Cops!"
-You're Catholic
-You know which pubs are for which age-groups
-The Corrib is the best place around to get a steak

But wait, there's more. See the whole thing at

http://www.livejournal.com/users/jerlyn228/5983.html

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Beanboy - Feb 15, 2005, 3:20 PM
Post #38 of 124 [In reply to]

Hmmm I said yes to eight of them... OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGMOGMOGMOGMOGMOGOMG

I'm stuck with an Irish first name, but not one drop of Irish blood in the ol' blood. Bah!

-B
I'm Beanboy!

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By LaDivina - Feb 15, 2005, 4:00 PM
Post #39 of 124 [In reply to]

"Bean" is Irish?

Wink

Freedom of speech is wonderful - right up there with the freedom not to listen.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By eeka - Feb 15, 2005, 4:20 PM
Post #40 of 124 [In reply to]

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Maybe they're marrowfat peas.

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By Frankie - Feb 15, 2005, 5:27 PM
Post #41 of 124 [In reply to]


In Reply To
"Bean" is Irish?

Wink


As a 'verb'.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By eeka - Feb 15, 2005, 5:30 PM
Post #42 of 124 [In reply to]

llama

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By Frankie - Feb 15, 2005, 5:35 PM
Post #43 of 124 [In reply to]

Or a holy legume.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Gly - Dec 31, 2005, 8:10 PM
Post #44 of 124 [In reply to]

Ron Newman


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Boston has a huge Irish population. It's the largest single ethnic group here.

This is just a test of your modified HTML. I merely picked this post at random.

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By Frankie - Jan 1, 2006, 11:22 AM
Post #45 of 124 [In reply to]

But, what's the question?

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By Miki - Feb 11, 2006, 12:42 PM
Post #46 of 124 [In reply to]

It's also true, however, that many of Boston's Irish have also relocated themselves by moving out of the city. Boston's Irish population, which used to be 70-some-odd percent, has gone down to a 55% majority--a considerably slimmer majority than previously.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By adamg - Feb 11, 2006, 12:47 PM
Post #47 of 124 [In reply to]

It's gone down even more than that. Boston is now "minority majority," which in this case means that about 51% of city residents are black, Hispanic or Asian, so the Irish don't make up a majority of the city's population at all.

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By Miki - Feb 11, 2006, 12:56 PM
Post #48 of 124 [In reply to]

 


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the Irish don't make up a majority of the .


Nope, only half.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By AmeriKenArtist - Feb 11, 2006, 12:59 PM
Post #49 of 124 [In reply to]

(Adam?)Smile

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By adamg - Feb 11, 2006, 1:02 PM
Post #50 of 124 [In reply to]

Well less than half, since there are people like me (not Irish), my wife (not Irish), our kid (not Irish) and, um, all the Lithuanians in South Boston and all the Russians in Brighton. Oh, yeah, and the Italians in East Boston, the North End and Readville.

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