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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 07:46 AM
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BOSTON Arena

Can someone tell me the name of the arena in Boston where the NHL games are played? Thanks.
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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http://www.tdbanknorthgarden.com/default.asp
 
Old Oct 26th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Thanks for the info. Do you know if I can take a camera to a game?
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Although local still refer to it as "The Garden" as in the previous building, the Boston Garden (pronounced GAH-den)
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 09:35 AM
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tek, the very first time I was ever in Boston was for a college hockey game at the Gah-den, and the "person in charge" (the very first person we talked to in Boston) told us (I kid you not) "Pahk your cah behind the gah-den". We were thrilled! (this was 1969)
 
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yes, you can bring your camera...
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 10:01 AM
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No one under the age of 60 speaks this way in Boston anymore.

Arena was previously called Fleet (as in the bank) Center. When Fleet Bank disappeared, BankNorth bought the naming rights. Then this bank became TD BankNorth. They have actually given official approval of calling the TD BankNorth Garden "The Garden" to re-invent the old arena's name as "The Boston Garden".

All these naming rights changes are so confusing - hard to tell if it is a new venue or just a new name.
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 10:42 AM
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My husband refuses to call it "The Garden" LOL - He can be a diehard fan!
 
Old Oct 26th, 2007, 11:18 AM
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Oh I beg to differ! Plenty of people under 60 still sport the heavy Boston accent, I know many, many of them.
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 08:09 PM
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Gail, really! What part of Boston are you from - Swampscott? Hingham? You must not get to the REAL parts of Boston much! (I'm from Southie, BTW. Lots of youngstahs talk like their mothahs and fathahs, when they drink tonic and eat their wicked pissah spukies!)
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Old Oct 26th, 2007, 08:23 PM
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And it wasn't too many years ago, that guarenteed, if you walked into TripleO's some broad would walk up to your man and say, "Buy me a beeeeah!"
 
Old Oct 27th, 2007, 12:23 AM
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I am in Boston regularly - and am involved in volunteer work
(as a nurse) with real Boston people. Perhaps I overstated - but the traditional Boston accent, in mhy opinion, is fading, especially among the young.

In either case, when a tourist tries to fake the traditional Boston accent, it is never funny - just annoying.
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Old Nov 6th, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Movies with fake Boston accents are annoying too....

The Garden has actually had 33 names in it's 12 years...
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Old Nov 6th, 2007, 12:04 PM
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And I'm pretty sure that none of those 33 names was "Boston Garden"!
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Old Nov 6th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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Actually one of them was....Drew Curtis named it that (founder of www.Fark.com) when he won the right to name it for a day...
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Old Nov 6th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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But here I am ( or should I'm heah....)

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saying gahden ...... unless I am really concentrating, giving a public speech, at a very impohtant meeting, and then I say garrrrrden

But actually my kids have far less an accent than I do - probably because my husband doesn't have a Bahstan accent - ??

anyway, I am not annooyed when tourists poke fun, I poke fun back at their accent and we all laugh

It's when they use those horrid fake accents in the movies that drives me crazy too.
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Old Nov 6th, 2007, 02:00 PM
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We heard a lot of younger people with the accent when we were there recently. I had a really hard time when they said "Government Center" - could not understand what they were saying. To us it sounded like guv-uh-munt centah. We got a kick out of it when we finally figured it out; I love the accent.
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