Every wonder what New Englanders are like? Well, maybe not like this guy above. I’m talking about all those people who in the casino who drove from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to annoy you at the slot, the tables, the restaurants, the night clubs, the shows…….
I had to list them above because it seems some people who live in New England don’t know the 6 states in New England. Recently on the Sports Talk station WVEI in Boston, tweets and callers were still debating if Rhode Island, or only parts of CT were actually in New England.
Well, Jeff Foxworthy, famous for his “you might be a Red-Neck” jokes also set his sights to New England. See if you fit any (or ALL) of these characteristics of New England inhabitants. As Jeff says, after reading this, you’ll know if you are one. You may end up saying “Eh-ut, I are one.”
Characteristics of New Englanders
Source: Jeff Foxworthy on New England
If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in New England.
If you’re proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Mt. Washington is the coldest spot in the nation, and Boston gets more snow than any other major city in the US, you might live in New England.
If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you might live in New England
If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the year, you might live in New England.
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance, and they don’t work there, you might live in New England.
If your dad’s suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in New England.
If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might live in New England.
If your town has more bars than churches, you might live in New England.
If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in New England.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE NEW ENGLANDER WHEN:
- Vacation means going South past New York City for the weekend.
- You measure distance in hours.
- You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
- You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again.
- You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
- You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).
- You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
- You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend / wife knows how to use them.
- You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
- Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with. snow.
- You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road. construction.
- You can identify a southern or eastern accent.
- Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue-spruce.
- You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
- Down South to you means Philadelphia.
- Brat is something you eat.
- Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new shed.
- You go out for a fish fry every Friday.
- Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
- You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
- You find 10 degrees “a little chilly.”.
You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your New England friends.
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So here is an interesting quiz for all you New Englanders. It’s also good for all of you who think you know what we are like. Take this Quiz “Are You A True New Englander?”