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    21 Lies All New Englanders Tell To Save Face

    "Snow in April? Bring it on!"

    A huge part of being from New England is being WICKED PROUD that you're from New England.

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    Obviously we've got plenty of reason to be.

    But sometimes, that pride requires a little extra embellishment.

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    All in the name of our beloved New England.

    1. "More snow? PSH, I LIVE FOR SNOW. I CAN HANDLE IT."

    2. "I could shovel for days."

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    If by "days" you mean "a couple hours and then a hot cocoa break," then yeah, totally.

    3. "Dunkin Donuts is WAY better than Krispy Kreme."

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    ...if we're talking coffee, but Dunkin's doughnuts pale in comparison, we add silently in our heads.

    4. "Of course I've walked the Freedom Trail, you haven't?"

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    We've been to Old North Church and Faneuil Hall... that counts, right?

    5. "I'll only eat grade-A 100% pure maple syrup from Vermont."

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    That pledge goes out the window the minute we step into an IHOP.

    6. "Sam Adams is hands down my favorite beer."

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    No it's not; it's not even in the top three. But by god, we will defend it to the death.

    7. "I'm from Boston."

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    "Whereabouts? Yeah, so I'm from a small suburb about...two hours north of Newton?"

    8. "It's called a rotary."

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    Nantucket, MA

    It is, but we've all caught ourselves using the more logical term "traffic circle" in mixed company.


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    We were hurt when he left, of course, but we quickly realized we were better off without him. But something has got to fuel our Yankee hatred.

    10. "Psh, we're not ALL crazy drivers. We're just determined."

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    LOL NOPE. We are mad aggressive, get used to it.

    11. "Halloween in Salem is not even scary."

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    We're just trying to repress the childhood memories of our first haunted house. *shivers*

    12. "The ocean isn't that cold, guys."

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    Yes. Yes, it is. Our tough New England skin just doesn't register it anymore.

    13. "Hey, lay off Brady! The UGG adds weren't that bad."

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    OK but whatever, talk to us when you have 🏆 🏆FOUR SUPER BOWL RINGS🏆 🏆.

    14. "I just totally saw Ben Affleck and/or Matt Damon!"

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    Some of us have! Most of us haven't.

    15. "I've tried every flavor of Ben & Jerry's."

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    As much as we wish this were true, many were laid to rest long before we became true connoisseurs. 😭

    16. "I don't need a map, I know my way around."

    New England roads are notoriously nonsensical, but we still believe we should be able to read the minds of 18th-century city planners.

    17. "Ugh, the Freepoint outlets are way too touristy."

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    But we know the L.L. Bean flagship store is TOTALLY WORTH IT.

    18. "Duh, I knew New Hampshire was the first state to declare independence."

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    Honestly, if we're not from NH, we probably figured it was Massachusetts. So that's why they get the most badass license plate in the union.

    19. "Of course I know how to ski!"


    Yes we've all tried at some point, and some of us even stuck with it! But most of us are counting easing down the bunny slope in the pizza slice stance as "skiing."

    20. "I absolutely know how to cook a lobstah."

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    You just dunk a giant sea insect into a pot of boiling death, right? Easy peasy.

    21. "I knew they would win!"

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    No New England sports team can ever be relied upon, but that's half the fun!

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