8 Reasons Why We Rock!

You’ve no doubt seen that meme on Facebook about New England girls. Seeing as how Yours Truly falls into that category, here’s my version:

  1. We’re sassy, and tough, too – don’t ever forget it!
  2. The cold, and weatha’ in general never, ever fazed us – if it bugs you, check out the Texas snowbird scene 🙂
  3. Those who do like to cook aren’t afraid to try new stuff
  4. We don’t hold back – don’t want an opinion, don’t ask us!
  5. Yeah, we can be the life of the pahty, but find many ways TO pahty
  6. Our sports teams are the best in the universe – the rest of you can keep the New York teams 🙂
  7. Where else can you heah accents like ours? Really?
  8. We know what wicked awesome means – really know

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We Don’t Talk Funny, We’re Just Different

Every region has its distinctive speech, and New England is no exception. If you don’t know some of the terms we use if you’re an outsider, there’s no time like the present to “staht”:

  • Bang a u-ey – Make a U-turn, often just in the nick of time
  • Chowdahead – A New Englander, no longer synonymous with doofus
  • Frappe – Milkshake, although some Rhode Islanders say cabinet
  • From away – Term used by Maine natives for outsiders
  • Grinder (or grindah) – Sub, best purchased from a local, non-chain sub shop
  • Masshole – Aggressive Massachusetts driver, can be used as a badge of honor by MA natives as well (proud Masshole)
  • Packie – Short for package store, a term used as an alternative to liquor store
  • Round-about – One of those gosh-awful nuisances they call a rotary in other areas
  • Townie – A lifelong resident of a city/town with family roots
  • Wicked pissah – Think freakin’ awesome, but a little more intense

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