Learn How to Speak Wicked Tuna
An Interactive Audio Glossary With Captain Paul
We’re all familiar with basic Bostonese—you know, “wicked ah-some” or "I'm pah-kin' the cah"—but for the fishermen of Wicked Tuna, they’ve developed a vernacular all their own. From "squeaker" (pronounced: "squeakah") to "googans" (pronounced with disdain), we figured you might need a glossary to get you through this show. So we recruited Captain Paul Hebert to help you learn the salty talk of a real New England fisherman.
Paul your are my fav! You make myself and my husband (from Salem, Mass.) Laugh the whole show..every show, your comments but the best your laugh! Keep your enthusiasm!
Notice all the words ending in "er" are pronounced with a short "a" In case of lobster, it's pronounced lob-stah.
tryin to learn new lingo . I am from La. and fish mostly out of Grand Isle, La. The words a lil different but the accent totally different. I usualy fish trout. cow is a sow or trophy . dragger is skimmer or thawla. googans are DA's
We are from Rhode Island now living in Florida so every time we watch we feel like we are at home! All New Englanders sound like the guys, there is no mistaking were we are from. We are addicted! Can't wait for tonight and the new episode!
Yea bro. Theyre all ausyralian. Just came over here to fish for the summer... Its a boston accent lol. I dont think it sounds that aussie? Maybe it do to outsiders. <3 new england greatest. 5 and 1/2 states in the country