You know you?re from Massachusetts if...

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You know you’re from Massachusetts if:

  • You know what a pocketbook is
  • You call them what they really are “sneakers” (not “tennies”)
  • You think if someone is nice to you they either want something or they are from out of town
  • Orange LineThe 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 be caught dead on the "Orange Line"
  • You could own a small town in Iowa for the cost of your house
  • There are 24 Dunkin Donuts shops within 15 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"
  • Brigham'sYou've walked to Brigham's for an ice cream cone "to go" 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, Eastham, Chatham, Haverhill, Peabody, Scituate, and Leominster
  • You know what they sell at a "packie"
  • You keep an ice scraper 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
  • Christmas TreeYou've bragged about saving money at The Christmas Tree Shop
  • You know what a "regular coffee" is!
  • You can navigate a rotary without a problem
  • You use the words "wicked" "pissa" and "good" in the same sentence
  • You know what a frappe is
  • Saint Patrick's Day is your second favorite holiday
  • You drink tonic and would never consider using it on your hair
  • You never say "Cape Cod" you say "The Cape"
  • Route 495You went to Old Sturbridge Village and Plymouth Plantation at least once, in elementary school, but never to Bunka Hill
  • You know the Mass Pike and 495 create some sort of strange weather dividing line
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