The first time I traveled to the midwest section of the country, I was shocked to learn that these normal things were referred to as something else, terms that I was unfamiliar with and vice versa to the people born there.

If you grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts area as I did, you'll get a kick out of this.

5 MORE DEAD GIVEAWAYS YOU GREW UP IN THE BOSTON AREA

1. THIS IS A 'TRIPLE-DECKAH'

My first apartment was on Doris St. in Dorchester, the 3rd floor of a triple-decker, to boot. I was 21 years old and we had some FUN times. If you mention a "triple-deck-ah" to anyone outside of the Boston area, they'll probably think you're talking about a sandwich.

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2. THIS IS A CAN OF 'TONIC'

My father used to ask my mother to remember to pick up a couple of bottles of tonic at the store for our birthday parties or just a regular Friday night pizza night! In the midwest, it's soda or "pop", but in Boston, it's TONIC, baby! (Maybe not so much anymore, though).

Drink Up
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3. 'DOWN-CELLAH'

We all know what a cellar is. Most call it a basement. However, in the Boston area, it's "down cellar". My father was famous for saying, "put my tools back down cellah"!

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4. THE 'BARREL'

Everywhere else in the continental United States, the picture below is a trash can; however, in the Boston area, it's "the barrel". Throw it in the barrel!

Full trash can
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5. FRIED 'SCROD'

We here in New England love our fried fish. If you're in LA and order the 'scrod', you may have to say "haddock" or "cod" instead. 😂

Fried fish served with French fries and mixed vegetables
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THE ORIGINAL 5 DEAD GIVEAWAYS HERE.

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