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46. Tonic: Tonic is the common generic term in Boston for soft drink.  
47. So don't I: A negative-positive form of "So do I."  
48. Cah: The Boston pronunciation of 'car'.  
49. Grinder: Sandwich.  
50. Dungarees: Blue Jeans  
51. Across the River: On the other side of the Charles River; can have a derogatory connotation.  
52. All Set: Done or ready to do something.  
53. Bahnie: One of the obnoxious, high-brow "smarter-than-thou" elitists of Cambridge who think themselves above the rules the ...  
54. Basement: A school restroom.  
55. Bazo: A drunk.  
56. Bohmah: A very smart person.  
57. Book: Run very fast, to or away from something.  
58. Bucka: A stupid person; short for "bucket head".  
59. Quality: Adjective meaning, somewhat ironically, "worthless".  
60. Eastie: Short for "East Boston", the section directly across Boston Harbor from the downtown area.  
 
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