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 sense of humor, endless energy, the way you use your own 'wordage' to describe things, and how you tip your hat to your colleagues, is just as adorable as you are. WE'RE ON! IT"S AT LEAST 1000 POUNDS! WE NEED THIS FISH!!!!!!!!!! Go get'em Paul!
Sorry fellas - as someone who grew up in Somerville, MA and first heard the "wicked pissa" phrase at the age of about 8 - I turned the show off last night after a few G-'ds got on, but especially when the Holy Name of Jesus Christ was taken in vain several times. There was not so much as a bleep attempted to cover it over. If Allah or Mohammed was said, you can bet that would have been pulled - and the participants even warned against it. You want to be blessed in your fishing but it won't happen with blasphemy. I know I am only one person and won't be missed but, still, I won't be watching the show anymore.
I know, I know - Sayonara baby and good riddance. Well I say: Blessed be God. Blessed be His Holy Name.
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!