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Here Are 15 Words That You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Rhode Island

Rhode Island is a state of creativity and uniqueness and it’s no wonder residents use so many different words! Here are 15 words used in ways distinct to the nation’s smallest state.

There are so many distinct and creative “Rhode Islandisms” in this wonderful little state. Can you think of words not on this list?

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.