According to Al Franken, if you want to protest Bush’s nomination as the Republican candidate for Presidency, you should simply shout it out the window. If you’re a Noo Yawka, you say “Fuggedaboutdit!” If yer frum Minnesooota, ya say “Oh no ya don’t!” Californian? “No way, dude!”
I’m originally from Maine, so I guess I could say “No sah!”
But now I’m in Beantown, and I’m ashamed to say, I can’t come up with that quintessentially Bostonian way to answer in negative. Sure, I can make stuff up, like “What, ah you friggin’ retahdid?”, or simply “Yawr a friggin’ disastah!” But those just suck, I have to admit.
There must be something. Some way to convey a Bostonian dismissal like “Fuggedaboutdit!” for New Yorkers. But I’m stumped. A little help?