Wicked pis­sah. ‘Mass­hole’ added to the Ox­ford Dic­tionary

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We Mass­holes have never re­ceived the proper credit we de­serve. We shame­lessly bang a U-ie to the Dunkies be­fore the ro­tary, hop­ing that the statie didn’t see us. And we don’t even use our blinkah.

Out­siders chuckle when we ask where the bub­bler or the bar­rel is. The rest of the coun­try is baf­fled by the way we say “Worces­ter” or “Leomin­ster” or “Bil­ler­ica” or “Glouces­ter” or “Pe­abody.”

Some even eat clam chow­der with tomato sauce.

But we fi­nally made it to the big time. Be proud. Be wicked proud. Raise a glass from the packie or the pub.

The term “Mass­hole” was added to the Ox­ford English Dic­tionary, which we all can agree is wicked pis­sah. They also added “hot mess” and “fo’ shiz­zle,” which is far less pis­sah.

They de­fine Mass­hole as a noun mean­ing “con­tempt for a na­tive or in­hab­i­tant of the state of Mas­sachusetts.” What they fail to grasp is that this is a point of pride and they can go sit in gravy in the Ir­ish Riviera.

The next time some­one calls you a Mass­hole, you can tell them it’s in the dic­tionary, and they’re a chow­da­head who goes bowl­ing with the big­ger balls and drinks milk­shakes. What­ever those are.

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A cou­ple of prime ex­am­ples

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