5 Maps Of Massachusetts That Are Just Too Perfect (And Hilarious)

It’s hard not to laugh when someone describes your home-state a little too accurately. Check out these five hilarious maps of Massachusetts that poke a little fun at some of the Massachusetts stereotypes with which we’re all familiar and with which we might even agree. Then join in the fun and let us know what you think about these perfect and hilarious maps.

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P.S. These maps are just meant for a few laughs, based on some pretty common Massachusetts stereotypes. Do you think there’s anything the map creators missed, or is there anything you would add? Let us know in the comments! For more uniquely-Massachusetts stories, read all about these 10 famous murders.

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Massachusetts stereotypes

September 13, 2020

What stereotypes are there about Massachusetts?

Every state has stereotypes that people believe but simply aren’t true. Massachusetts is no different. One of the stereotypes about Massachusetts is we’re all terrible drivers. Simply not true. It’s also a common misconception that everyone in Massachusetts has a Boston accent. Fact check: no. When outsiders think of Cape Code, they usually think of the wealthy. Well, sure, there are some wealthy people that live on the Cape. However, many residents are middle class whose main concern is arriving at work on time on those busy summer mornings when the roads are teeming with tourists.

Do Bay Staters have any strange habits?

Living in Massachusetts means acquiring a few, well, strange habits, and we’ll certainly defend them to the death. Most people in the U.S., arguably, will follow whatever route that takes us home the quickest. Bay Staters, however, will take a 15-minute detour if it means seeing spectacular fall foliage. Ever ask someone from Massachusetts for directions? You’ve probably noticed that they’ll tell you how to get somewhere in time rather than using street names. “Just head 10 minutes down…”  Striking up conversations with strangers; using “wicked” when we describe things; and knowing the art of sarcasm while still being nice are some more of those endearing habits.

What are the most popular foods in Massachusetts?

Bay Staters certainly know a thing or two about good food, and there are some foods that everyone from Massachusetts has eaten at least one time or another. Grilled blueberry muffins, Boston baked beans, and apple cider donuts are just a few of the most popular foods in Massachusetts. Life in Massachusetts also means eating ice cream with a tiny wooden spoon. Yep, if there’s one thing we can probably all agree on, we love a helping of Hoodsie Cups on a hot summer day. Are you a fan of Necco Wafers too?

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