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10 Words And Phrases People In Maine Just Don’t Understand

In Maine, we do our own thing. We’ve got our own special foods (I’ll take two whoopie pies, please!) our own special traditions (going to the bean supper next week?) and, of course, our own special language. As a result, we might not understand everything that people say to us. Especially during tourist season. Here are just a few of the words and phrases that you might not understand if you’re from Maine. But, don’t feel hurt! The less things you understand, the more Maine you can consider yourself. And, there’s nothing better than being as Maine as you can be.

While language is certainly a good indicator that you’re talking to a real Mainer, there are a few other things that will set us apart. Here are a few undeniable ways you know you’re from Maine.

Michelle has lived in many places, but counts Maine as one of the best. In addition to the smell of ocean water in the air on rainy days in Portland, she loves puppies, photography, funny people, the Maine Red Claws, traveling, fresh tomatoes, Cambodia and filling out forms. For questions, comments and inquiries please email: