A Guy From Southie Wearing a Pink Fedora Sets the Record Straight About The Boston Accent
During an interview about Ben Affleck playing Batman, he told the world to stop saying "pissah."
As the city struggles to cope with the news that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman in an upcoming project alongside Superman, set for release in 2015, one Southie resident took the opportunity, during an interview about his thoughts on the actorâs new role, to set the record straight about the Boston accent, and lingo used by locals.
âF*** Ben Affleck,â said a self-proclaimed Southie resident, during a segment posted to YouTube by the âScreen Junkies,â called âBen Affleck as Batman? Boston Fans React!â
The host of the YouTube clip walked the streets of Los Angeles, the day of an LA Dodgers game against the Red Sox, and asked Boston fans for their thoughts about the Affleck news.
But what the host got âbesides the obvious overreactionsâ was an earful from the South Boston native, who decried the use of words like âpissah,â and how the term âwickedâ is thrown around, instead.
Donning a pink fedora and a silver chain, the Southie residentâs opinion about Affleckâs latest endeavor fell in line with the general population, calling it âa f******* waste,â and comparing it to Affleckâs defunct role in the âDaredevilâ superhero flick.
Beyond that, the fedora-wearer wouldnât answer questions lobbed to him by the host, because he used the stereotypical terminology that Hollywood always seems to pair together with Bostonâ including things like âPahk the Cah in Hahvahd Yahd.â
Around the 1:30 mark, the Southie resident, after reluctantly answering where one actually does park a car in Harvardâs Yard, said his answer was not representative of Boston, and then went on to tell the world to quit type-casting the accent.Â âWe donât even say that. Or âwicked,â or âpissah,ââ he said. âI donât know who started that, but wicked and pissah ainât anything I have ever said.â
The host apparently didnât get the message, and proceeded to ask the Southie resident if Affleck would be a âwicked pissah Batman.â
âF*** wicked pissah, f*** Ben Affleck, and f*** Batman if you really want to know the truth,â the Boston man said.
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