Bank of America was also oddly concerned that Bostonians would never call the arena by its full name. For some reason they couldn't bear the thought of a nickname. Exactly why this bothered Ban of Am, no one knows, because it's a common practice here. (See: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Commonwealth Avenue, Carl Yastrzemski, The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, State Trooper, package store, and submarine sandwich.)Tomorrow I'll post the correct answers for readers unfamiliar with the local dialect. I highly recommend reading the whole thing.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
What if they called it their Bankie?
Comedian Bill Braudis does a hilarious stand-up routine in today's Boston Globe about the very local controvery of re-naming our city's boxy sports arena, which still carries the name of the swallowed Fleet Bank. An excerpt: