9 Phrases That Will Make You Swear New Hampshirites Have Their Own Language

If you’ve lived in New Hampshire for your whole life, it can be easy to forget that some of our language is not exactly the Queen’s English. Head to another part of the U.S., or invite a friend from away to stay with you and you might be surprised at what jumps out to others as strange! Some of these words and phrases are common to New Englanders and some are found just in the Granite State, but we can guarantee that they’ll all sound a little off to someone from say, Arizona.

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Which of these phrases are a part of your daily language? What other New Hampshire sayings have we missed?