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26 Signs You Know You’re From New England

Compared to the rest of the country, you're wicked cool.

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1. You refer to Boston as "The City."

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2. You've been camping, kayaking, and hiking at least 1,000,000 times in your life.

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3. NYC people do fancy brunches at high-end restaurants, but you do breakfast at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth.

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4. You know that New England clam chowder could beat up Manhattan clam chowder in a fight.

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5. You grew up on a street with no streetlights for miles.

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6. If you're from New Hampshire, you take for granted that a 99-cent can of soda is ACTUALLY 99 cents.

No sales tax!
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No sales tax!

7. If you're NOT from New Hampshire (and over 21), you still go here for the wicked good prices:

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8. There was probably a "haunted house" somewhere in your town growing up.

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9. If you tell most Mainers you're from Portland, they tell you that you might as well be from New Hampshire.

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10. 14 degrees is considered "warm" in the winter.

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11. You schedule entire seasons around sports games.

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12. You remember when Hartford still had their own hockey team.

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13. Tom Brady is your everything.


14. You've tried Moxie.

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15. Yes, you ACTUALLY say "wicked."

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16. You were scared of lake leeches growing up.

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17. You know that the smaller and more shack-like the restaurant is, the better their hot dogs and lobster rolls are.

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18. You somehow feel like you own Ben & Jerry's and that non-Vermonters just "don't get it."

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19. You head to Providence for the vintage finds.

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20. This is what your mornings look like:

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21. Two words: whoopie pies. So many whoopie pies.

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22. You've picked your own blueberries.

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23. You own a pair of these:

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24. You've been to The Big E at least once.

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25. You took field trips to Old Sturbridge Village as a kid.

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26. And you wouldn't want to live anywhere else!

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There's nowhere like New England.

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