Live in New England? Here Are Wicked Funny Characterics

imagesAlright, time to laugh at ourselves a bit.

Those of us who live in New England do have a different take on certain things.  NETG has been pretty serious, lately.  So, let’s have some fun. As Jeff Foxworth says, if you can relate to these New England jokes, you probably are one.

Characteristics of New Englanders

Source: Jeff Foxworthy on New England

Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy

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.dairy-queen

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:

  1. Vacation means going South past New York City for the weekend.
  2. You measure distance in hours.

    Rhode Island sign

    Anywhere in Rhode Island in less than an hour?

  3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
  4. You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again.
  5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
  6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).
  7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend / wife knows how to use them.
  9. You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.cookie-monster-halloween
  10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with. snow.
  11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road. construction.
  12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.
  13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue-spruce.
  14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
  15. Down South to you means Philadelphia.
  16. Brat is something you eat.
  17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new shed.
  18. You go out for a fish fry every Friday.fridaynightfishfry
  19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
  20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
  21. You find 10 degrees “a little chilly.”.
  22. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your New England friends.

Sad….but true!!!.

New England Gamblers & Their Personality Traits – Are You A True New Englander?

imagesEvery 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…….

New England Map

New England

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

Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy

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.

Closed for the Season!

Closed for the Season!

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.

download (3)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:

  1. Vacation means going South past New York City for the weekend.
  2. You measure distance in hours.
  3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
  4. You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again.
  5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.images (1)
  6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).
  7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend / wife knows how to use them.
  9. You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.download (6)
  10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with. snow.
  11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road. construction.
  12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.
  13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue-spruce.
  14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
  15. Down South to you means Philadelphia.
  16. Brat is something you eat.
  17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new shed.
  18. You go out for a fish fry every Friday.download
  19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
  20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
  21. You find 10 degrees “a little chilly.”.
  22. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all your New England friends.

Sad….but true!!!.

A fun site to check out is Go To Quiz.  They desdcribe themselves as “Create your own online quizzes for your online profile, Twitter, blog, forum, or web site. You do not need to know the technical aspects behind the quizzes–our system takes care of it. Just go through our step-by-step wizard to easily create you own”

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?”

Have fun

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Wynn & MGM – Industry Giants: Arrogant Bullies or Just Acting Badly in New England

“Two guys walk into a New England bar….you’d think the second would have seen it.”  Old joke, I know.  But it fits as you will see at the end of this post.

New England

New England

There’s an old saying in New England about those of us who have lived her and grown up here all our lives. “We don’t accept friendship easily, but when we do, it’s everlasting.”

It’s true that a stereotype of New Englanders is that we can be disagreeable, tending to be suspicious & cautious until we get to know ya.  Trust seems to take more time here in the northeast than other places, but if trust is gained, it’s everlasting. Maybe it’s the tough winters, the three days of spring, the long humid summers, followed by a never-ending falling of leaves, leaves and more leaves.

Fishing in Rhode Island

Fishing in Rhode Island

Whatever is the cause – the weather, the blue-collar history of hard work in textile and fishing industries – when people move here to do business, they need to do their homework to earn our trust.

So in walks two big-wigs from the west.  They are convinced that a) no one knows the gaming industry better than them, and b) they are the kings of manipulation, unstoppable, having their own way, no matter what us peasants in New England want. It is an arrogance that has romanticized the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to the point that Steven  Crosby and his cronies are willing to give Murren & Wynn carte blanche! Continue reading