What it normally means: The coldest of the four seasons.
What it means in New England: It is WICKED cold, there is a TON of snow, and the conditions are not conducive to human life, but you deal with it like a champ because you’re a rough-and-tough New Englander.
What it normally means: Higher education, where you go after high school!
What it means in New England: Maybe you’ll go to one of the Ivies. Or maybe a small liberal arts college. Or maybe even one of the amazing state schools. But no matter what, New Englanders take school VERY seriously and it’s probably one of the first things that comes up in conversation.
What it normally means: A person’s way of behaving toward others, hopefully they are polite!
What it means in New England: Having a strong resting bitch face. A nod of acknowledgement is a big deal. NEW ENGLANDERS DON’T MESS AROUND.
What it normally means: Cheese, sauce, and toppings on top of dough cooked at a hot temperature means YUM.
What it means in New England: New Haven “apizza” — think Pepe’s, Sally’s, or Modern — is THE best pizza in the world, hands down (CLAM PIES). And the pizza situation in the rest of New England ain’t too shabby.
What it normally means: A large metropolis.
What it means in New England: Probably Boston, but could refer to a variety of other places, including but not limited to Providence, New Haven, and sometimes even New York. Also, cities in New England are OLD.
27. “New England”
What it normally means: The region in the Northeast comprised of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
What it means in New England: The most BADASS region in the whole USA.