7 Silly Sayings That Will Only Make Sense If You’re From Rhode Island
Rhode Island has a language all its own. There’s no question that there are words and phrases spoken here that leave the rest of the country scratching its head. Here’s a quick rundown of some sayings you simply won’t hear anywhere else.
1. "Where's the bubbler?"
In the rest of the country, a bubbler is generally known as a drinking fountain.
2. "I'll have 3 all the way."
This is the proper way to order your hot wieners at your local New York System joint.
3. "Make a packie run"
Most often heard before Patriots and Red Sox games, a packie run is your basic beer, wine, or alcohol run. Liquor stores are known as package stores, lovingly shortened to packie, and of course the only place you can get liquor in Rhode Island. (Which takes about an hour to explain to visiting out of state friends.)
4. "Going to Cumbie's"
That's Cumberland Farms, our go-to corner store.
5. "I'll have a coffee cabinet"
No, we don't mean a cupboard stained with a lovely coffee colored stain. A cabinet is a delicious milkshake as every Rhode Islander knows.
6. "Turn left where ____ used to be."
That's right, Rhode Islanders give directions based on places that are no longer there. (And can we have a moment of silence for Benny's?)
7. "No school Fosta Glocesta."
Everyone knows what this means. Just hope you already got your bread and milk.
There are so many more Rhode Islandisms out there. Can you add some to the list?
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