Non-rhotacism, road signs and a return to Boston lettuce

The people of Massachusetts have a funny way with words. It’s not just the way they pronounce them–dropping and adding the letter r just how they please–but how the words are deployed.

Take road signs:

They say “Thickly Settled” where others refer to a “Built Up Area”  and warn of a “Blind Drive” where a “Hidden Entrance” is more commonly found.

After a few days of Cape Cod cuisine, the Crone finds herself a little thickly settled too, with built-up areas where once there were cheekbones, jawline and waist. She will need new idears for weightloss in Septembah and sees a lot of Boston lettuce in her future once she leaves New England.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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