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1. Southie: This refers to a person from South Boston. Many Southies are generally Irish in ethnicity. They have the stereoty...  
2. Cambridge: An area across the Charles River, best known for its two premier learning institutions, Harvard and MIT.  
3. Beacon Hill: One of the most affluent and historic residential neighborhoods in the city; located just north of Boston Commons.  
4. Harvard Yard: A famous set of square, old-style brick buildings draped with ivy, on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.  
5. Back Bay: A trendy residential area west of Boston Commons.  
6. Lake, The: Nickname for the Village of Nonantum, located in the Newton area.  
7. Allston: The neighborhood in Western Boston that consists of mainly college students from BC and BU.  
8. JP: Jamaican Plain. A neighborhood in Boston that consists of many three-decker houses and is generally a cheaper part...  
9. rokka: rokka-A rokka is a rocking chair.  
10. Waddaya: Waddya - As is "what do" you want.  
11. lemmie: lemmie - Let me  
12. wannah: wannah - As in "want to go to the beach"  
13. drink, The: The Drink - Booze/Alcohol "he has a problem with the drink"  
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