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How to tell if you're from New England

 
 
Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2015 05:52 pm
Every single one of these rings absolutely true..

Forget Rednecks .... If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in New England . If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in New England. If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you live in New England.

If Vacation means going anywhere south of New York City for the weekend, you live in New England . If you measure distance in hours, you live in New England . If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in New England .

If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day and back again, you live in New England . If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in New England . If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both unlocked, you live in New England.

If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you live in New England . If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in New England .

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph you're going 80 and everybody is passing you, you live in New England . If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in New England .
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you live in New England . If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you live in New England . If you find 10 degrees 'a little chilly', you live in New England .

If there's a Dunkin Donuts on every corner, you live in New England . If you think everyone else has a funny accent, you live in New England .

If you actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all your New England friends, you live or have lived in New England.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2015 07:31 pm
Hmm. I must not live in New England.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2015 11:50 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Half of those apply in old England, too.

I totally misunderstood the jumpers thing for a while. Jumpers over here are sweaters over there. We have jump leads.
cherrie
 
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Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2015 11:56 pm
@Lordyaswas,
The jumpers threw me as well. Ours are the same as yours.
But we have jumper leads.
I just realised what a funny word jumper is. Very Happy
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 23 Feb, 2015 11:57 pm
@cherrie,
Sounds a bit nicer than sweater though.


Reminds me of a boss I used to work for.
cherrie
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:14 am
@Lordyaswas,
Which reminds you of the boss - jumper or sweater?

Either one doesn't sound too good.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:20 am
@Lordyaswas,
I recall the year I got a sweater for my birthday. Would've preferred a moaner or even a screamer but a sweater is better than a jumper.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:40 am
@cherrie,
Our offices were on the ground floor, so a jumper wouldn't have come to much harm. Maybe squashed a few daffodils...

No, defintely a sweater.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:42 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Ha!
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 01:21 am
You know how to cross country ski, and you like it.
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George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 07:18 am
If you went to Montreal for your buddy's bachelor party . . .
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 09:26 am
@George,
If you know someone named Sully (male or female) or you are Sully, you live in New England.
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 09:58 am
@jespah,
If you're Sully's friend O'B . . .
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George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 09:59 am
If someone says "Spring" and the first word you think of is "mud" . . .
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George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 10:13 am
If you've ever had a Gansett . . .
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George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 10:14 am
. . . and opened it with a church key . . .
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 10:16 am
If you want a soda but ask for a tonic...you're form Greater Boston.
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 10:33 am
If you want jimmies on your ice cream . . .
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 11:05 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

If you know someone named Sully (male or female) or you are Sully, you live in New England.


heh. Where I live that would be if you know someone named Chuy (male only).

Pronounced like chewie, but with one syllable.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 11:07 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:

If you want a soda but ask for a tonic...you're form Greater Boston.


Tonic and soda are the same thing over there?

I'm obviously missing a nuance.
 

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