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Do You Know What These Maine Slang Words Mean?

Are you a Mainah or an outta-statah?

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    I've got a wicked awful cold.
    He bought that car for a wicked price.
    She had a wicked buzz on.
    Those boots are a wicked bargain.
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    "Wicked" implies an extreme degree, so it would make more sense to say "He bought that car for a wicked good price."

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    Tourist or transplant, "from away" covers anyone who's not from Maine.

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    The snow would've given you a clue — in Maine, snowmobiling = sleddin'.

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    Aside from the usual dictionary definitions, Mainers often use "numb" to mean "stupid."

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    If someone's out buggin', it means they're lobstah fishin'.

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    It got damaged
    It got snowed in
    It was borrowed
    It was stolen
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    In this context, "stove up" means broken or damaged.

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    An exclamation of "daow!" is a common way to express negation or skepticism.

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    As in "Look at the baby, ain't he cunnin'?"

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    In other words, they're right out straight all day.

Do You Know What These Maine Slang Words Mean?

You're from away

Try again, bub!

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Some good

Not bad, but you need to spend more time up to camp, deah.

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Finest kind

Jeezum, ain't you some smaht!

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