What the hell are 'spukies'
? The guy's insane. Insane. ... I go away for one weekend and look what happens ... It's almost the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Yet one of the truly stupidest things I've ever heard of is 'horseshoe sandwiches,'
something John and I agree upon. But, well, horseshoe sandwiches are also actually pretty good if Port wine is included. ... I don't know what this means
, but it sounds like a 'horseshoe sandwich' as far as artery-clogged hearts are concerned:
Horseshoe sandwich osteotomy of the edentulous maxilla with simultaneous submucosal vestibuloplasty. ... Update
-- A fair-weather Hub friend writes in to say he's heard of 'spukies,' never heard of 'grinders,' and reminds me of the last time
I tried to deny the existence of a local word. ...Update II
-- From Bert:
I grew up on grinders down in Fall River. Rather than “meaty,” I’d say the defining characteristic is that they are toasted in the pizza oven.
I had never heard of a spukie until 7 or 8 years ago, from someone living in East Boston. I still don’t know that I understand them or have actually eaten one of these items.
I’m constantly amazed at the cultural gap between those on opposite sides of Boston. Too bad it’s being eroded so quickly in the name of national uniformity.