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Old 03-31-2016, 10:32 AM   #371
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...The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the County of Suffolk, in the Shire of Boston. All towns and cities are referred to as "Shires." And old British term. And still used there today...
Addie, you got me. I don't remember hearing 'shire' used.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:51 AM   #372
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Addie, you got me. I don't remember hearing 'shire' used.
It is a legal term Andy. When I was a legal secretary, every document I typed the town or city was always referred to as "In the Shire of...." Also, all those towns that end in ...boro, the corrected legal spelling is always "Borough." As you are driving through the countryside and come up to Middleboro, Marlboro, etc. you will notice the correct spelling is Middleborough, and Marlborough, etc. And if they really wanted to drive the point home, those signs would read "The Shire of Middleborough." I had "In the Shire of" fixed in my computer so that I would just hit one key and it would put it in for me. I typed "In the Shire of" so much that today my fingers automatically type that phrase faster than any other time.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:55 AM   #373
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Strange. The only result I found when searching "the shire of Boston" is a pharmaceutical company called Shire.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:55 PM   #374
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It is a legal term Andy....

...Also, all those towns that end in ...boro, the corrected legal spelling is always "Borough." As you are driving through the countryside and come up to Middleboro, Marlboro, etc. you will notice the correct spelling is Middleborough, and Marlborough, etc...

It must appear only in legal documents, Addie.

BTW, Attleboro is the only one that is not spelled "...borough". But North Attleborough is spelled with the "ough".
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I was watching a documentary about the 400 years the Romans ruled Britain. I got to think of how much of England we here in Massachusetts have clung to our past....
Yup. As Himself is wont to say, the view of many here in Massachusetts is "If it was good enough for our great, great, great Grandfather, it's good enough for you". Some think that is quaint, others view it as archaic.
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...A lot of our foods and dishes are from original recipes that came over from England. Yes, we do make Yorkshire Pudding with our roast beef. And I am sure there are many more that I can't think of right at this moment....
In New England, yes. But each region has been strongly influenced by the immigrants that settled there. Growing up in OH, I never did see or hear a reference to Yorkshire Pudding. Now chocolate pudding? Yum.
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:33 PM   #376
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...BTW, Attleboro is the only one that is not spelled "...borough". But North Attleborough is spelled with the "ough".
Guess they ran out of "u", "g" and "h" letters by the time they made signs, huh?
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:22 PM   #377
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It must appear only in legal documents, Addie.

BTW, Attleboro is the only one that is not spelled "...borough". But North Attleborough is spelled with the "ough".
Someone is the sign shop didn't know how to fully spell it. The borough is there for legal documents. Go figure.
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Someone is the sign shop didn't know how to fully spell it. The borough is there for legal documents. Go figure.
The official website for the Commonwealth lists it correctly as Attleboro. Plenty of room on the website to use more letters if it was necessary.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:40 PM   #379
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Sports = Opening Day

With all the members we have, I am surprised that we do not have a "Sports" thread.

The opening day for the Red Sox is almost upon us. And this year it will be in Cleveland. I am not sure what team we are playing. I know Cooking Goddess is a baseball fanatic, but what is her favorite home team is, I have no idea. Of course I am always til death a Red Sox fan. Sorry CG.
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Addie, if you paid attention to my posts you would not be able to forget that I have been cheering for the Cleveland Indians since I was 8 years old. Come Monday, we'll be listening to the game while enjoying Great Lakes Brewing Company beer and slathering our hot dogs with Bertman's Original Ballpark Mustard.

Go ahead and cheer for your Red Sox, Addie. With Dave Dombrowski running the team, you guys have a great guy heading up the organization. Still, I have to say: Go Tribe!
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