Boston Aphorisms

Yesterday while burping thre baby, I watched George Stephanopoulos interview Senator Clinton on This Week. At one point he asked her about the connection between the Bush administration and the Swift Boat liars’ ads. Her response was something like: “If you find a turtle on a fencepost, you know he didn’t get there by accident.”
This was one of her husband’s favorite Southern aphorisms. The Clintons were always talking about dogs that won’t hunt, armless old men in a roomful of skeeters, and so on. Hearing the turtle on the fencepost again made me wonder. Are there any Boston aphorisms you like? Favorite old yankee aphorisms?

1 Comment so far

  1. mk (unregistered) on August 30th, 2004 @ 10:32 am

    Not really an aphorism, but I’ve always been a fan of “Can’t get there from here,” preferably spoken in Old Yankee accent (i.e., “Cahhnt get tharr from harr.”) My friend, who lives in Maine, tells me it is the fake state motto of Maine, because many times you actually can’t get there from here!

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