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Comments on: Breezers Welcome: July 16 Mass. Memories Road Show http://www.waltham.lib.ma.us/blog/main/?p=1174 WPL's Blog Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:50:19 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.2.1 By: -dsr- http://www.waltham.lib.ma.us/blog/main/?p=1174#comment-9201 -dsr- Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:55:15 +0000 http://www.waltham.lib.ma.us/blog/main/?p=1174#comment-9201 I find the term 'breezer' -- denoting a resident of Waltham who was not born here -- offensive. There is no hospital in Waltham, so very few people are being born here. My children have lived their entire lives in Waltham, but are breezers by the common definition. Why would anyone want to call people who chose to come live in their town by a name other than citizen or neighbor? Please don't use the term. I find the term ‘breezer’ — denoting a resident of Waltham who was not born here — offensive.

There is no hospital in Waltham, so very few people are being born here. My children have lived their entire lives in Waltham, but are breezers by the common definition.

Why would anyone want to call people who chose to come live in their town by a name other than citizen or neighbor?

Please don’t use the term.

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