Are you from Massachsetts?

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2006/02/20 13:19:13 (permalink)

Are you from Massachsetts?

YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MASSACHUSETTS IF:> >> >> >> >
You think if someone is nice to you they either want something or they are from out of town.
The public transportation system is known as the "T" and you'd rather drive in bumper to bumper traffic for 4 hours to get to Boston than use the >"Orange> > Line".
You could own a small town in Iowa for the cost of your house.
There are 24 Dunkin Donuts shops within fifteen minutes of your house, and that is how you give directions.
If you stay on the same road long enough it eventually has three different names.
53 degrees is "on the warm side".
You've walked to Brigham's or Friendly’s for an ice cream cone in the snow.
You cringe every time you hear some actor/actress imitate the "Boston Accent" on TV.
You call chocolate sprinkles "jimmies".
A water fountain is called a bubbler. (Say it "bubbla").
You can go from one side of town to the other in less than fifteen minutes.
You know how to pronounce towns like Worcester, Gloucester, Haverhill, Peabody,
Scituate, Chatham, and Leominster.
You know what they sell at a "packie".
You keep an ice scraper and lock de-icer in your car all year round.
Paranoia sets in when you can't see a Dunkin Donuts,
ATM or CVS.
You've pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you can make a left-hand turn.
You've bragged about saving money at The Christmas Tree Shop or Building 19.
You know what a "regular coffee" is.
You've ordered a coffee frappe.> >> >> >
You can navigate a rotary without a problem.
You use the words "wicked" and "good" in the same sentence.
You know that life is "a pissa".
You drink tonic, but would never consider using it on your hair.
You never say "Cape Cod" you say "The Cape".
You went to Old Sturbridge Village, Plymouth
Plantation and Bunker Hill at least once in elementary school.
You've ridden on the Swan Boats.
You know the Mass Pike and 495 create some sort of strange weather dividing
line.
You actually understood all of this, and passed it on.

(having lived in Mass for 2 years, I can relate to most of these!)

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    Gizmolito
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    RE: Are you from Massachsetts? 2006/02/20 15:48:17 (permalink)
    Very good! I did not know these things! How about YOU KNOW YOU ARE FROM INDIANA IF:

    You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change.

    There's three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session.

    You only go to the mall once a year 'cause it takes too long to get there.

    While driving all you see is corn.

    People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.

    Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.

    Anyone with a tan is rich.

    The hip hang-out place is McDonald's.

    There really is more than corn in Indiana. There's soybeans, too.

    A restaurant has an invisible wall in the non-smoking section and you believe it works.

    Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit.

    You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh.

    You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.

    You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.

    You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"

    Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second.

    You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.

    You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".

    You own a dirtbike or a ATV.

    You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.

    High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.

    You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.

    You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.

    You shop at Marsh.

    Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.

    The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"

    Indianapolis is the "big city".

    "Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.

    People at your high school chewed tobacco.

    Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.

    You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.

    To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon".

    The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.

    Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.

    You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.

    To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.

    You call a green bell pepper a "mango".

    Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".

    In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.

    You know what FFA and 4H stand for.

    You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.

    You go the county fair every night of its week-long duration.

    You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.

    There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."

    The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."

    You think the state Bird is Larry.

    You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Indiana.


















    Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.

    Wnyone with a tan is rich.

    The hip hang-out place is McDonald's.

    There really is more than corn in Indiana. There?s soybeans, too.

    When you plan an orgy and a Euchre game breaks out.

    A restaurant has an invisible wall in the non-smoking section and you believe it works.

    Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit.

    You think you don't have to use a turn signal on your car because you don't use it on your tractor.

    You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh.

    You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.

    You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.

    You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"

    Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second.

    You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.

    You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".

    You own a dirtbike or a ATV.

    You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.

    High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.

    You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.

    You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.

    You shop at Marsh.

    Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.

    The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"

    Indianapolis is the "big city".

    "Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.

    People at your high school chewed tobacco.

    Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.

    You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.

    To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon".

    The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.

    Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.

    You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.

    To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.

    You call a green bell pepper a "mango".

    Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".

    In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.

    You know what FFA and 4H stand for.

    You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.

    You go the county fair every night of it's week-long duration.

    You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.

    There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."

    The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."

    You think the state Bird is Larry.

    You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Indiana.
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    RE: Are you from Massachsetts? 2006/02/20 16:08:13 (permalink)
    You know you're from Minnesota when...


    The weather is usually 80% of your conversation.

    When you say "down south" you're referring to Iowa.

    You call highways "freeways."

    Snow tires came standard on your car.

    You've never taken public transportation.

    75% of your graduating high school class went to the University of Minnesota.

    "Perkins" was the only hangout option in high school.

    You assume when you say "The Cities" people know where you're talking about.

    You can list all the "-dales."

    People from other states love to hear you say words with "o"s in them.

    In a conversation you've heard someone say "yah sure, you betcha" and you didn't laugh.

    You could pinpoint exactly where each scene in the movie "Untamed Heart" was filmed.

    You hate the movie "Fargo" but realize you and your entire family have that same accent.

    You get mad at people who think Fargo is in Minnesota.

    You know what Mille Lacs is and how to spell it.

    You have fish boiled in lye for Christmas.

    You know what "uff-da" means and how to use it properly.

    You know the 2 sports-related reasons why we hate Dallas.

    Nothing gets you madder than seeing a Green Bay sticker on a MN car.

    The only reason you go to Wisconsin is to get fireworks.

    You're a loyal Target shopper.

    You've frozen your tongue on a metal handrail before.

    You own an ice house, a snowmobile, and a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

    You wear shorts when it's 50 degrees outside in March, but you bundle up and complain in August when it goes below 60.

    You have gone trick-or-treating in 3 feet of snow.

    You've not only walked across a lake, you've driven across one.

    Everyone you know has a cabin or, at least, access to one.

    You know that Lake Wobegon isn't real and you know who made it up, where they live, and exactly what you want to do about it.

    You have friends who schedule their wedding in the middle of January without a thought about weather conditions.

    You consider a six inch snowfall a blessing for "the cities" because it provides instant urban renewal.

    You keep the snow tires on your truck all year because it ain't worth taking them off for only two months.

    Your local Dairy Queen is closed from December through February.

    You believe the only REAL vehicles have skis in front and a loud motor under your seat.

    You consider snow banks to be "just another rough" on the golf course.

    You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

    You were delighted to get a miniature snow shovel for your 3rd birthday.

    Your town isn't trying to be ironic when it plans a "winter carnival."

    The temperature in March is above freezing for three days in a row, and you think it's summer.

    You laugh out loud every time you see a news report about a blizzard shutting down the entire East Coast.

    You think happiness is owning a "piece of lakeshore."

    You never meet any celebrities except The "BODY"

    You know what and where "Dinkytown" is.

    When you talk about "opener" you are not talking about cans.

    You have refused to buy something because it's too "spendy."

    You believe that the Vikings would have won four Super Bowls by now if they were still playing in Metropolitan Stadium.

    You are convinced the Twins will never win the pennant because the owners are too cheap to pay the good players, so they all leave.

    Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

    You grew up thinking rice was only for dessert. You think that ketchup is a little too spicy.

    Your gas station thinks "full service" means filling your gas tank, washing the windshield, checking the oil and being friendly to the customers.

    You (or your parents) voted for Mondale.

    You've seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Uptown.

    You know that everyone has a city preference -- Minneapolis or St. Paul.

    You can honestly claim Germanic / Scandinavian ancestors, and have been known to say "ya" instead of "yes"

    Upon seeing an ocean for the first time, you say, "Hey! That looks like Lake Superior!"

    You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Minnesota.

    You Betcha!!!
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    RE: Are you from Massachsetts? 2006/02/20 20:53:13 (permalink)
    I have lived here for 30+ years (having grown up in NJ!!) and this is so funny!! The being nice thing I am not sure about, that is more NJ to me, I find the people here really nice, such a relief after being scared to go to school in NJ (Ridgewood, a VERY nice town) and not scared at all here (Hamilton-Wenham), speaking of, you have to know how to say Wenham too!
    quote:
    Originally posted by roossy90

    YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MASSACHUSETTS IF:> >> >> >> >
    You think if someone is nice to you they either want something or they are from out of town.
    The public transportation system is known as the "T" and you'd rather drive in bumper to bumper traffic for 4 hours to get to Boston than use the >"Orange> > Line".
    You could own a small town in Iowa for the cost of your house.
    There are 24 Dunkin Donuts shops within fifteen minutes of your house, and that is how you give directions.
    If you stay on the same road long enough it eventually has three different names.
    53 degrees is "on the warm side".
    You've walked to Brigham's or Friendly’s for an ice cream cone in the snow.
    You cringe every time you hear some actor/actress imitate the "Boston Accent" on TV.
    You call chocolate sprinkles "jimmies".
    A water fountain is called a bubbler. (Say it "bubbla").
    You can go from one side of town to the other in less than fifteen minutes.
    You know how to pronounce towns like Worcester, Gloucester, Haverhill, Peabody,
    Scituate, Chatham, and Leominster.
    You know what they sell at a "packie".
    You keep an ice scraper and lock de-icer in your car all year round.
    Paranoia sets in when you can't see a Dunkin Donuts,
    ATM or CVS.
    You've pulled out of a side street and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you can make a left-hand turn.
    You've bragged about saving money at The Christmas Tree Shop or Building 19.
    You know what a "regular coffee" is.
    You've ordered a coffee frappe.> >> >> >
    You can navigate a rotary without a problem.
    You use the words "wicked" and "good" in the same sentence.
    You know that life is "a pissa".
    You drink tonic, but would never consider using it on your hair.
    You never say "Cape Cod" you say "The Cape".
    You went to Old Sturbridge Village, Plymouth
    Plantation and Bunker Hill at least once in elementary school.
    You've ridden on the Swan Boats.
    You know the Mass Pike and 495 create some sort of strange weather dividing
    line.
    You actually understood all of this, and passed it on.

    (having lived in Mass for 2 years, I can relate to most of these!)


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    RE: Are you from Massachsetts? 2006/02/20 22:16:13 (permalink)
    You know you're from New Jersey when all of the above stuff sounds like Heaven.
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    RE: Are you from Massachsetts? 2006/02/21 00:54:31 (permalink)
    Did anyone notice that I spell MassachUsetts wrong?
    LOL
    So much for my spell check...
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