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How to Tell if Someone is from New England

New England is weird. We speak weirdly and we love foods others think are strange. We are wicked unique and maybe even a little crazy. I’d say we’re the GOAT, but we all know that’s Tom Brady. New England has a lot of history behind it, more than most even know. We are the origin of many things: The Patriots, the first Thanksgiving, Dunkin Donuts, Maple Syrup, Ben and Jerry’s and of course much more. When someone is from New England you just know, even if you don’t know, you know. “How do you just know?” well..


The way we talk

Carriage = Shopping Cart

Bubbler = Water Fountain

Down Cellar = Basement

Jimmies = Chocolate sprinkles

Rotary = Roundabout

Wicked = Really







The foods we eat

Clam Chowder

Lobster Rolls

PB & Fluff sandwiches

American Chop Suey

Boston Cream Pie

Del’s Lemonade

Hoodsie Cups


The things we do

Shorts and T-Shirt in 50 degree weather

No reactions to a foot of snow

A blinkah? What’s that?

Idolize Tom Bray

Dunkin on every corner.. Literally

The Cape is the place to be in the summer

Keep ice scraper in car year round

Polar Plunge


Things we are

Crazy about sports


Oldest region in the US

The best




The first three Google searches say “snobby” “rude” “tough”


Meghan is a sophomore who majors in Psychology with a minor in behavior analysis. She is one of the two campus correspondents of the MCLA chapter. Writing has become first nature for her- it's like riding a bike into paradise. She primarily writes about love with the hope to become the female version of Nicholas Sparks someday.
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