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Never, ever refer to me as “a Southie!”

Why is this so hard?  A person from Southie is never referred to as “a Southie.”  Southie is a place not a person.  Seems simple enough but people not from Boston seem to struggle with this.

The New York Time’s did it in an article on celebrity chef and Southie gal Barbara Lynch.  Forbes regretted  making the mistake in an article about the Showtime Series SMILF.  And even a paper in Palo Alto – really mixed things up thinking Dot and Southie were the same place and offered tips on “how to eat like a Southie.”

According to Universal Hub, the Associated Press  is making the same mistake in recent article about UFC President and one time Southie guy Dana White.  

Good grief!

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.


  1. Bryan says

    Made me cringe reading the Dana White article, luckily I think it was only mentioned twice in the very beginning of the article. When I hear a “Southie” it’s like nails on a chalkboard…

  2. Oldtimesouthie says

    What’s a”SOUTHIE “..?? Never heard of it. I’m FROM SOUTHIE and I am a SOUTHBOSTONIAN!!

  3. Not So New To The Hood says

    I’ll agree to that when we relinquish the seaport from “South Boston.” I’m surprised at the lash back considering it’s current state couldn’t be more opposite to traditional South Boston.

  4. Oldtimesouthie says

    Their is STILL PLEANTY of us around..and we’re more determined than ever to hold our traditions and values near and dear..and until they change the resident parking stickers and voting district the SEAPORT will be a part of the great neighborhood of SOUTHIE!!

  5. Not So New To The Hood says

    I wonder how Seaport residents feel when some wise a$$ says “Oh, so you live in Southie?” I’m sure they get offended to a degree.