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10 Words And Phrases People In Rhode Island Just Don’t Understand

Rhode Island is a unique place with a whole lot of character. The people of the nation’s smallest state tend to be some of the most memorable around and there are a lot of things that make them stand out. The people are so different even, that they have developed a pretty unique language. Here are 10 words that might be commonly used elsewhere, but won’t make a whole lot of sense to a Rhode Islander.

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Jeana is a freelance writer, musician, and student. She is in the Providence based acoustic duo Tammy & Jeana, and the folk act known as Great Gale. Jeana commutes to Northeastern University in Boston where she is pursuing an M.S. in Organizational Communication. As a long time Rhode Islander who was born in Warwick, she loves promoting the state's wonders.