January 28, 2007

SouthCoast Massachusetts Residence Exam

What is P.S.D.S?

If you’re from the SouthCoast area, you probably know.

Post your guesses/answers to the comments.

Posted by James at January 28, 2007 7:59 PM
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Post South Dartmouth Syndrome. It happened to me after I left college at SMU/UMD and had to enter the real world.

Posted by: Mike at January 28, 2007 9:23 PM

LOL I haven't heard that expression in years. It's a certain type of "cosmetic surgery" so to speak.

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 29, 2007 6:42 AM

Ha! Chuck knows!

Posted by: James at January 29, 2007 6:46 AM

I did not get it, even after James said to me, "say it out loud." I didn't get it until he gave me a clue.

Posted by: Maggie at January 29, 2007 11:55 AM

I don't get it either.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at January 29, 2007 12:04 PM

me either

Posted by: leslie at January 29, 2007 1:41 PM

I read this as a "joke" in readers digest a long time ago. I don't have PSDS.

Posted by: Julie at January 29, 2007 2:23 PM

Yes you must say it aloud and keep the Massachusetts accent in mind as you say it.

Posted by: Chuck S. at January 29, 2007 7:12 PM

OK - Here's a hint:

This is something you might get if you are a pre-teen or teenage girl. You might go to the mall to get it done to you.

Posted by: James at January 29, 2007 7:21 PM

For those still guessing, here is the answer:

If you spend any time in this area, you will no doubt hear "pierced ears" pronounced this way: peeess'd eeyess. Or "PSDS."

Posted by: James at January 30, 2007 8:09 AM

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