Mayor's 'Meninoisms' won't soon be forgotten
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Mayor Menino may be leaving, but some of his quotes will never disappear from our memories.
During his 20 years in office, the mayor has had his slip ups, but it’s the “Meninoisms” that have made him relatable, and contribute to his charm.
Mayor Menino always shows his support for the Boston teams, but sometimes he has his mix-ups.
“There’s a lot of heart in this team. Let me tell you. KJ but Hondo is really the inspiration. Hondo drives that team and I’m really please what’s happened the past few nights,” Menino said.
Referring to Celtics stars, Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett as “Hondo and “KJ,” are just a few “Meninoisms” Bostonians have come to love.
But it’s not just the Celtics who have fallen victim.
“In Boston we have an amazing set of remarkable athletes, Fisk waving the ball fair, Flutie passing the Hail Mary pass, and Varitek splitting the uprights,” said Menino.
Mayor Menino tried for an extra point when talking about Patriots kicker Adam Vinitieri making big kicks for the Pats, instead referencing Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek.
Fellow Patriots Vince Wilfork and Rob Gronkowski also couldn't escape it.
“Wilcock? Wilfork I’m sorry…” Menino said. “Gonk. Is Gonks hurt?"
The Mayor's “Meninoisms” expand beyond the world of sports. While talking about a parking shortage in Boston, he said, "It's like an Alcatraz around my neck" instead of saying albatross.
Another well known slip up; instead of teens congregating, the mayor said:
"We have to do something about youths 'conjugating' on Boston Common."
Despite the mix-ups, people 7News spoke with say they don't care, it's the message of support that's most important.