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How to tell if you're from New England

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 11:09 am
@Lustig Andrei,
other than the Dunkin Donuts - I appear to live in New England Laughing

though New England seems to be missing the required block heaters and battery blankets for the caaaaahh
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:10 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Lordyaswas wrote:

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.


I guess just in New England.

Tonic is tonic water to me.

In Texas, any soda is a coke, but ususally you're meaning a Dr. Pepper.

Mostly though we drink iced tea, pronounced aahce tea.

FBM would totally get this.
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:12 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:
. . . though New England seems to be missing the required block heaters
and battery blankets for the caaaaahh
It's not that cold here.
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:17 pm
@chai2,
You don't hear soda called "tonic" much any more, except by older New
Englanders.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:21 pm
@George,
It's warm here if you only need to plug in one of them Twisted Evil
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:29 pm
@chai2,
Interesting.

We actually have both here. The ordinary (bitter tasting) tonic, and ordinary soda water (no bitterness).

Whisky and soda. Gin and tonic.

Cheers!

http://www.thomasgreens.nl/media/16224011_H.jpg

http://www.liquorlockerla.com/wp-content/uploads/Schweppes-Diet-Tonic-Water-1-Liter-Bottle.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:32 pm
@chai2,
aahce tea should always be followed by a dramatic "Ashley, Ashley"


What I'm picking up from this is that New England has a good smattering of old England, but is much more Canadian in style than American.

eh?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:34 pm
@Lordyaswas,
is that different from

http://www.superama.com.mx/superama/images/products/img_large/0750119833356L.jpg
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:36 pm
@ehBeth,
I've never tried that one, ehbeth, but if it's just basically fizzy water with a very slight salty taste, then it's the same.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:45 pm
@Lordyaswas,
likely the same thing but with a fancier name

when I was little I thought you could only get club soda at the curling club Laughing
jespah
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 12:52 pm
If you know exactly where you were on October 27, 2004.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 01:03 pm
@ehBeth,
Along with a club sandwich.

The first time I ever tried one of those, I took a big bite not knowing that there was a wooden spiky thing stuck right the way through it.

I couldn't wolf whistle for at least two weeks.
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TheSubliminalKid
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 01:11 pm
Indian tonic contains quinine which is an anti malarial drug. That why it was a tonic when drunk in India, during the Raj. I don't think soda water has any effect on malaria, although you could squirt it at the mosquitos.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 01:55 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Quote:
If there's a Dunkin Donuts on every corner, you live in New England .


Or similarly -- if there is a Dunkin Donuts in your directions, you live in New England....

Have you ever received or given driving directions that did not include -- at the Dunkin Donuts take a right....
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 02:48 pm
@jespah,
jespah wrote:
If you know exactly where you were on October 27, 2004.
Yeah.
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 02:52 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
. . . Have you ever received or given driving directions that did not
include -- at the Dunkin Donuts take a right....

Worse yet: "Take the third exit out of the rotary . . . "
George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 02:53 pm
For ehBeth, substitute Tim Horton's for Dunkin' Donuts.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 02:58 pm
@George,
My hosts told me that I could use the bureau outside the room as well.

They didn't think, I wanted to do some office work, they just offered more drawers. (That was in New Ireland aka South Boston.)
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 03:26 pm
In Sweden I have a byrÄ (from french bureau) with drawers with my jumpers which I wear when it is cold
I know how to cross country ski, and I like it.
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 03:28 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

other than the Dunkin Donuts - I appear to live in New England Laughing




You've got Tim Hortons.

edit. Sorry, I just saw that George already mentioned that.
 

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