A Southie by CoenM

Champion(s):

GarciaD


Runner(s)-Up:

NathanL
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Quiz Description

Quiz on how the shorthand term for Boston's South Boston neighborhood is apparently becoming a name referring to people from the neighborhood.

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Questions:

This past November, Forbes referred to the lead character of this Showtime series as "a Southie," resulting in plenty of feedback and an apology.

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SMILF

The day before Forbes misspoke, the San Jose Mercury News stepped in it by saying you could "eat like a Southie" at the new Palo Alto branch of what BURGER JOINT, doubly problematic as its namesake family is actually from Dorchester?

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Wahlburgers

Last April, the New York Times called what James Beard Award-winning CHEF behind No. 9 Park and Menton "a Southie," and defended itself by saying the chef used the term to describe herself? The chef denies doing so, but has said she'd use the term if it became accepted.

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Barbara Lynch

The Simpsons also made this mistake in its Boston-themed episode "The Town" when Bart referenced "all those awesome Southies" in what Oscar-winning MOVIE, much of which was actually filmed in the Seaport district?

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The Departed

That episode also made a second error calling people from Southie "the towniest townies from any town," missing that "The Town" is a nickname (albeit not a particularly creative one) for what OTHER BOSTON NEIGHBORHOOD?

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Charlestown

While recent blame for "a Southie" goes to out of towners, history shows it's been used locally as well. What NEWSPAPER (still in circulation, but maybe not for long!) used the term as far back as 1922 in talking about the South Boston High School baseball team?

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Boston Herald

An even more Boston application of the term showed in the Boston Evening Traveler in 1962, when it used the term in a headline about the planned route of a parade celebrating what LOCAL HOLIDAY, which conveniently shares its date with St. Patrick's Day?

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Evacuation Day

A recent Associate Press profile of what UFC PRESIDENT called him "a Southie," even though he was born in Connecticut, spent a chunk of his childhood in Las Vegas, and graduated high school in Maine?

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Dana White

What GREY'S ANATOMY actress referred to herself as "a Southie" in a 2010 Self article about becoming a mom, which is interesting as she's actually from Everett, which is close to Boston, but not part of Boston at all.

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Ellen Pompeo

In an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Liev Schreiber commented that "any Southie" would have noticed that what CHARACTER's name is being mispronounced, as Bostonians would pronounce the first vowel of the last name like a 'u'?

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Ray Donovan

The term "a Southie" is an example of what TYPE OF WORD, which are names used to describe people based on where they're from (like Masshole)?

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demonym

OK, one question involving a different shorthand for South Boston that no one here ever, ever uses. During the Whitey Bulger trial, the Associated Press took to using what FOUR LETTER ABBREVIATION as a way to demonstrate the changes to the neighborhood since the days when Bulger ran the Winter Hill Gang?

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SoBo