This list has been making its way around the web, and no one knows the original author, but this version was sent from the wilds of Hampshire County by Chris & Julie Cowan. Please add your reasons in the comment area below:
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
- 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 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"
- You'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
- You'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"
- You 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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