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You know you're from New England if...

Corwin8

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 11:14 pm

You know you're from New England if...

-you not only say "wicked", you know what it means and you know how to use it properly


-It's cliche, but it's true: you drop your R's and the G in "ing", but you also place R's where they don't belong - "idear", "sawrit" (saw it)

-you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.

-chocolate sprinkles will forever be known as "Jimmies."

-you know what Moxie is and think it's delicious

-Stop signs mean slow down a little bit, but only if you feel like it.


-you know what a whoopie pie is.

-someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there.

-you know what the words bubbler, frappe, carriage, and rubbish are and you think it's amazing that the rest of the country does not.

-you know the difference between rubbish and garbage (garbage is food scraps)

-you refer to the basement of your house as "down cellah" - and it may or may not have a cement floor

-when a Nor'eastah is comin, you know it's a good idear to fill up the bathtub and hit Shaws for some essentials

-you refer to 6 inches of snow as a "dusting."

-the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80, and everybody is passing you.

-you think 3 straight days of 90 degree weather is a heatwave.

-you meant to go to CVS, but you miss the turn by five feet and wind up at Walgreens; look across the street, and decide you'd better go to Brooks instead.

-a Crown Victoria = undercover cop.

-you think if somebody's nice to you, they either want something or they are from out of town and probably lost.

-You actually enjoy driving around rotaries.

-You pack a sweatshirt for a daytrip to the beach, just in case

-You know that a "regular" coffee means cream, two sugars

-You keep an ice scraper in your car year-round.

-You know how to pronounce the names of towns like Worcester, Billerica, Gloucester, Haverhill and Reading.

-Everyone else on the road is a "bastid"

-Paranoia sets in if you can't see a Dunkin Donuts or CVS within eyeshot at all times.

-You know what they sell at a Packie.

-You intentionally give wrong directions to tourists, feel bad when they drive off, but then say to yourself,"Ah, screw them."

-You know who Frank Averuch is.

-ADVANCED: You know Frank Averuch was once Bozo the Clown.

-You can complete the following: "Lynn, Lynn..."

-You never go to "Cape Cod," you go "down the Cape".


-You see nothing wrong with ordering iced coffee in January.

-You've slammed on your brakes to deter a tailgater.

-20 degrees isn't that bad as long as there's no wind.

-You actually know how to merge from six lanes of traffic down to one.

-You've pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you can make a left.

-You've bragged about the money you've saved at The Christmas Tree Shop.

-When it snows out, you shovel in "shifts"

-You've shoveled snow while wearing shorts

-Stay on a road long enough, and the name of it will change a few times

-It is officially Spring when the local Dairy Queen opens

-You know what it means to "Bang a U-ee"

-You drive on the highway with all your windows down on the first day it gets above 40 so you can pretend it's summer

-You know what Brown Bread is and you love it

-You use the grill in the winter

-A yellow light means a least a few cars can make it through

-You have partied in the woods

-You think Manhattan Clam Chowder is sacriligious

-You know that sometimes, you really can't get there from here

-You know of both "mud season" and "tourist season" in addition to the regular seasons

-You can finish this jingle..."Quality, Comfort and ......."

-You call 35 degrees in January "the January Thaw"

-You know what an "Italian" is, and also know that it is best when you order it "In the oven"

-You think you don't have an accent,

-You know the difference between raining, sleeting, hailing, freezing rain, pouring, snowing, pouring snow, raining slush, drizzling, misting, and a whiteout (and use these terms during the appropriate time)


-You hate your hometown, but you'll brag about it when you're away


:laugh: ¿:laugh:

EzrianBashirax

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 11:27 pm

You've walked up a steep hill to a kegger at least three times
You know what Bob's Discount Furniture is and you hate the commercials
When someone asks if there's a Krispy Kreme nearby, you stare blankly, and then shake your head and walk away from the silly out-of-stater

Corwin8

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 11:31 pm

Quote (EzrianBashirax @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:27 pm)
You've walked up a steep hill to a kegger at least three times
You know what Bob's Discount Furniture is and you hate the commercials
When someone asks if there's a Krispy Kreme nearby, you stare blankly, and then shake your head and walk away from the silly out-of-stater

Yes, someone who gets it.

:laugh:

IVHoltzman

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 11:35 pm

Quote (EzrianBashirax @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:27 pm)
When someone asks if there's a Krispy Kreme nearby, you stare blankly, and then shake your head and walk away from the silly out-of-stater

Greetings from the far side. I live about a fifteen minute walk from the original Krispy Kreme shop!

Corwin8

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Report this Jan. 13 2010, 11:36 pm

Quote (IVHoltzman @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:35 pm)
Quote (EzrianBashirax @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:27 pm)
When someone asks if there's a Krispy Kreme nearby, you stare blankly, and then shake your head and walk away from the silly out-of-stater

Greetings from the far side. I live about a fifteen minute walk from the original Krispy Kreme shop!

Not donuts.

Pastry perhaps, but not a good, hearty donut.

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 12:19 am

Quote (Corwin8 @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:36 pm)
Quote (IVHoltzman @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:35 pm)
Quote (EzrianBashirax @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:27 pm)
When someone asks if there's a Krispy Kreme nearby, you stare blankly, and then shake your head and walk away from the silly out-of-stater

Greetings from the far side. I live about a fifteen minute walk from the original Krispy Kreme shop!

Not donuts.

Pastry perhaps, but not a good, hearty donut.

Agreed, there's only the shape in common between a cake-like donut and a Krispy Kreme hot off the line. There are some foods that have the shelf life of lembas. Krispy Kreme is not one of these. If you've only had Krispy Kremes at room temperature (such that you can tear one in half like a twinkie), you haven't had a Krispy Kreme. Go forth and find a shop that makes the things right there behind the counter. Wait until they turn on the big neon sign in the window that reads HOT NOW. Don't complicate things at first with fillings and toppings. Just buy an original glazed. You'll find that the experience is more like drinking than like eating. And you'll hop back in line to nab more.

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 5:37 am

Quote (IVHoltzman @ Jan. 13 2010, 1:19 am)
Quote (Corwin8 @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:36 pm)
Quote (IVHoltzman @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:35 pm)
Quote (EzrianBashirax @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:27 pm)
When someone asks if there's a Krispy Kreme nearby, you stare blankly, and then shake your head and walk away from the silly out-of-stater

Greetings from the far side. I live about a fifteen minute walk from the original Krispy Kreme shop!

Not donuts.

Pastry perhaps, but not a good, hearty donut.

Agreed, there's only the shape in common between a cake-like donut and a Krispy Kreme hot off the line. There are some foods that have the shelf life of lembas. Krispy Kreme is not one of these. If you've only had Krispy Kremes at room temperature (such that you can tear one in half like a twinkie), you haven't had a Krispy Kreme. Go forth and find a shop that makes the things right there behind the counter. Wait until they turn on the big neon sign in the window that reads HOT NOW. Don't complicate things at first with fillings and toppings. Just buy an original glazed. You'll find that the experience is more like drinking than like eating. And you'll hop back in line to nab more.

To each their own.    I've had them warm and I wouldn't call them donuts....or good.    However, I not a New Englander.

I have had Moxie soda, though.    It took me a year to find it, but after hearing about it on a History Channel special, I had to find a bottle.     I eventually found in Los Angeles of all places, in a Bevmo (Beverages and More).   It was every bit as foul as advertised....and did start to grow on me by the time I finished the bottle.

Nuadha

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 5:43 am

Also applies to us in Michigan:


-you refer to 6 inches of snow as a "dusting."

-the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80, and everybody is passing you.

-you think 3 straight days of 90 degree weather is a heatwave.

-It is officially Spring when the local Dairy Queen opens

-You've shoveled snow while wearing shorts


-You use the grill in the winter

-A yellow light means a least a few cars can make it through

-You have partied in the woods

I'd also add for Michigan:

-You have "construction season" in addition to the other seasons.

-The Mosquito is your state bird.     (Actually the Red-breasted Robin is, but the joke goes.....)

You say "pop" instead of "soda."

Corwin8

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 8:38 am

Quote (IVHoltzman @ Jan. 14 2010, 12:19 am)
Quote (Corwin8 @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:36 pm)
Quote (IVHoltzman @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:35 pm)
Quote (EzrianBashirax @ Jan. 13 2010, 11:27 pm)
When someone asks if there's a Krispy Kreme nearby, you stare blankly, and then shake your head and walk away from the silly out-of-stater

Greetings from the far side. I live about a fifteen minute walk from the original Krispy Kreme shop!

Not donuts.

Pastry perhaps, but not a good, hearty donut.

Agreed, there's only the shape in common between a cake-like donut and a Krispy Kreme hot off the line. There are some foods that have the shelf life of lembas. Krispy Kreme is not one of these. If you've only had Krispy Kremes at room temperature (such that you can tear one in half like a twinkie), you haven't had a Krispy Kreme. Go forth and find a shop that makes the things right there behind the counter. Wait until they turn on the big neon sign in the window that reads HOT NOW. Don't complicate things at first with fillings and toppings. Just buy an original glazed. You'll find that the experience is more like drinking than like eating. And you'll hop back in line to nab more.

We had them here in Boston, they were a dismal failure, I think there may be one at the Foxwoods or Moehegan Sun casino in Conn. But It's not like I'd drive to get one.

I've had them right off the line, and they are yummy, but not a real hearty donut.

And the coffee blows too.  

:)

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 11:44 am

I believe there is a krispy kreme in methuen now, maybe woburn.

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 11:46 am

Bernie and Phylls are wicked annoying.  Their #### kids are even worse. :angry:

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 11:47 am

Ah nhranger, my erstwhile nemesis, how's the life?

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 11:48 am

just ducky! :D

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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 12:00 pm

Bullshit exists even in New England



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Report this Jan. 14 2010, 12:01 pm

Quote (Avenger_Class2009 @ Jan. 13 2010, 1:00 pm)
Bullshit exists even in New England




Is that what's spread on that brown-covered donut?

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