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21 Quirks New Englanders Don’t Realize Are Actually Weird

Dunkin' Donuts is better than Starbucks...and that's obvious.

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1. Preferring candlepin bowling over "regular" bowling.

What is "candlepin" bowling, you ask? Basically, the pins and balls are smaller, which means it's a lot easier and A LOT more fun, duh.
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What is "candlepin" bowling, you ask? Basically, the pins and balls are smaller, which means it's a lot easier and A LOT more fun, duh.

2. Calling these colorful toppings...

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...jimmies.

#DefinitelyNotSprinklesOmgWhyWouldYouEvenAsk
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#DefinitelyNotSprinklesOmgWhyWouldYouEvenAsk

3. Preferring Dunkin' over ~ahem~ other coffees.

Literally, NOT EVEN CLOSE.
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Literally, NOT EVEN CLOSE.

4. Going to a furniture store NOT to actually buy furniture, but to see IMAX movies...

Saturday night plans.
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Saturday night plans.

5. ...or to play in GIANT obstacle courses....

"Recliners? I'm here for the rope swing!"
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"Recliners? I'm here for the rope swing!"

6. ....and enjoy 4D MOTION rides.

"Mom, take me to MOM."
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"Mom, take me to MOM."

7. Saying "wicked," like...A LOOOOOOT.

It's wicked hahd to stahp.
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It's wicked hahd to stahp.

8. Growing up on a steady diet of Fluffernutters...

Yum.
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Yum.

9. ...and whoopie pies.

Double yum.
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Double yum.

10. Drinking water from "bubblers."

I mean, they kinda bubble water out, right? IDK.
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I mean, they kinda bubble water out, right? IDK.

11. Calling a delicious submarine sandwich like this...

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...a "grinder."

Still delicious tho.
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Still delicious tho.

12. Wearing L.L.Bean boots pretty much nonstop from September to March.

Literally half the year.
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Literally half the year.

13. And then making it a point to take a photo with the GIANT version of your favorite shoe.

Iconic.
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Iconic.

14. Incorporating maple into EVERYTHING.

Maple donut, maple sausage, maple coffee...I could go on forever.
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Maple donut, maple sausage, maple coffee...I could go on forever.

15. Waiting in ridiculously long lines to prep for a blizzard.

Shaw's has got your back.
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Shaw's has got your back.

16. Defining Moxie as a drink, not an ~old-timey~ word.

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17. Driving to a specific state JUST for the tax-free shopping.

Or if you live in NH already, HATING shopping everywhere else!
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Or if you live in NH already, HATING shopping everywhere else!

18. Knowing at least ONE person obsessed with Vineyard Vines.

I mean, they ARE cute.
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I mean, they ARE cute.

19. Thinking Hellman's mayo is superior to Best Foods mayo.

::Whispers:: "Because it is."
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::Whispers:: "Because it is."

20. Remembering when this was THE go-to pharmacy.

#nostalgia.
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#nostalgia.

21. And finally, having an unhealthy obsession with Tom Brady.

Which is totally 100% fine because, well, it's Tom Brady.
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Which is totally 100% fine because, well, it's Tom Brady.

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