In another life, I never would have left Massachusetts. I won’t go into the things I loved about living there but one of the big ones is the way people talk. The language, unofficially known as Mass-ese (spoken predominantly by Massholes) is full of colorful adjectives and specific phrasing that, for my money, can’t be beat.
“Saturday Night Live,” no stranger to making fun of natives of Red Sox Nation (go Sox!), featured a news story on last week’s “Weekend Update” segment about how a school board in the state sent letters to the homes of students it deemed “obese.”
Seth Myers, a New Hampshire boy well versed in how to be a New Englandah, delivered the punchline with just the right accent.