Although Reading is a friendly, welcoming, close-knit community, some people on the outside of town view it differently.
Patch searched UrbanDictionary.com to see what others were posting about Reading.
Urban Dictionary is an online dictionary of slang words and phrases written by the site’s visitors. Its visitors may submit definitions without registering, but they must provide a valid e-mail address to facilitate the submission process.
Although they may seem offensive, satire is used in almost all of the definitions on the site.
Here are excerpts about the Town of Reading posted on UrbanDictionary.com:
Home of the 2008 Super 8 Champions, the reading rockets are the only public school to hold that title
A nice middle class town just about 20 mins. north of boston in middlesex county where everybody knows everybody and people are way to obsessed with school sports. 90% of the neighborhoods in the town are nice with the exception of the apartment complex on main street and **** near the train depot. Kids usually drive around on a friday night in their dads bmw or merecedes looking for something to do.
The most boring, **** town in all of Massachusetts. An utter joke and complete fail of a suburb.