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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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  1. Which of these sentences uses the word "wicked" improperly?<br>
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    I've got a wicked awful cold.
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    He bought that car for a wicked price.
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    She had a wicked buzz on.
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    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."

  2. Where is <br>a person from <br>if they are&nbsp;<br>"from away"?
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    Outside Maine
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    The <br>Down East region
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    Massachusetts
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    Canada
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    Tourist or transplant, "from away" covers anyone who's not from Maine.

  3. You've been invited to go sleddin' — which of these do you bring?
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    The snow would've given you a clue — in Maine, snowmobiling = sleddin'.

  4. The word "numb" could mean <br>any of these things <br>except which one?
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    Shocked
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    Unemotional
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    Numerous
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    Stupid
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    Aside from the usual dictionary definitions, Mainers often use "numb" to mean "stupid."

  5. Which of <br>these words is used to refer to lobsters?
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    Bug
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    Scrid
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    Scrod
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    Steamer
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    If someone's out buggin', it means they're lobstah fishin'.

  6. Your friend from Maine says their car got "stove up." <br>What do they mean?
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    It got damaged
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    It got snowed in
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    It was borrowed
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    It was stolen
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    In this context, "stove up" means broken or damaged.

  7. You tell a Mainer about the fish you caught and his response is "Daow!" How do you s'pose he feels?
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    Impressed
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    Doubtful
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    Jealous
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    Unmoved
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    An exclamation of "daow!" is a common way to express negation or skepticism.

  8. What does <i>cunnin'</i> mean in Maine slang?
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    Cute
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    Sexy
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    Complicated
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    Foolish
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    As in "Look at the baby, ain't he cunnin'?"

  9. &nbsp;You ask a Mainer <br>if they want to <br>have dinner, <br>but they say they're <br>"drove right up." <br>What does this mean?
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    Busy
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    Full
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    Sick
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    Broke
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    In other words, they're right out straight all day.

 
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