Stereotypes/Blason Populaire

Wicked

My informant a twenty-two year old native in Massachusetts revealed that the word “wicked” is common vernacular among the citizens within the state. The term is synonymous with insane, awesome, or amazing. Massachusetts is notorious for the supernatural, hence Salem witch trials. This term is a way of keeping the history alive and making it socially acceptable. This seems similar to Borneo headhunters. Witchcraft is not generally seen in a positive light however this vernacular term put it in a positive light.

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