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Old 08-10-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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Originally Posted by retiredtinbender View Post
"You know you're from Maine if..." you have to explain Downeast humor is not to be taken literally.
I just thought I'd start with that.^

You know you're from Maine if...

...you had forgotten where you came from but then you found your birth certificate, and it said Maine.

...you see your license plate and it's got a Maine sticker.

...potholes, frost heaves and the winter gravel/sand mix makes for long discussions.

...you've had words with a server in a restaurant that is serving you a lobster that asks you if they can crack your lobster for you and you tell the server that no self respecting Mainer would have a server crack their lobster for them.

...your parents or grandparents called it breakfast, dinner and supper.

...you know someone that goes to the store everyday to get food for supper.

...you've lived in one, know someone who does, have a relative that has one or pass one on the way to town.

...you've called soda something else besides soda.

...you've had someone bark at you at least once about the thermostat.

Ok, now I'm blank. That's all I've got.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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You like Gold Crown Brandy better than Allens
I disagree. Now if you like Allen's better than Kahkua now you are talkin'.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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here's a few more....

if..... you've been to a potato queen pageant, and are related, to the top 10 contestants

if....during the fall, you will see flourescent orange jackets at formal events... particularly if its byob

if..... you will drive ten extra miles each way to save 5 cents a pound on a whole chicken

if.... a partridge or turkey thumps, flies into your car...you consider it good luck, and can cut the breast out of each bird within five minutes

if.....you see multiple cars stop if a box is beside the road.....just to see what may be in it.....

if..... you leave your pocket book or other value-ables in a convertable, while you go in a store....but lock the doors.. "just in case"


if...... you cant wait to hang the deer in the front yard tree in the fall-just to show folks feeding the deer throughout the year was a good idea...



if.....you find a credit card on a self service gas pump,,,,, but dont dare to use it...and will turn it in to the store owners

if....you go out to breakfast on a sunday morning, and know 90 percent of the other patrons


if....you dress up in a suit to go to a wake, or funeral, and most of ther cars in the parking lot have a mixed drink in the cars' cup holder- if its a gathering at a house, its byob


IF..... you avoid going to the fairs, because you cant control your urges of eating 3 fried doughs and 2 servings of french fries


if.......
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Maine
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if..... you leave your pocket book or other value-ables in a convertable, while you go in a store....but lock the doors.. "just in case"
And you know you're in Maine when those valuables are still there when you come out.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:07 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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And you know you're in Maine when those valuables are still there when you come out.
I went to a City Council meeting the other night and parked the Jeep in the lot (go figure ). Stood up 4 hours later when it was over and patted my pocket looking for keys. Left them nice and safe in the ignition the whole time.

RMoore: Still trying to educate DW about the difference betwixt dinner and supper. Now trying "2 n's in dinner and 2 in noon" approach.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I went to a City Council meeting the other night and parked the Jeep in the lot (go figure ). Stood up 4 hours later when it was over and patted my pocket looking for keys. Left them nice and safe in the ignition the whole time.
Trying to figure a way to harness all those politicians' hot air for home heating?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Check (and don't forget a candle and a box of 'strike anywhere' kitchen matches)
Check
Check
Gag. Seagram's 7 ruins the flavor of anything it is mixed with (with the possible exception of the stuff from a cesspool).
LOL! My father used to live on the stuff after my mother died. I still have a bottle under the counter that I bought strictly for his visits. It hasn't been opened since he died in 1999. It sits next to the Allen's Coffee Brandy that he also used to drink. My brothers and I drag that out once a year for a toast to his memory. Can't stomach the Seagram's.
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:21 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Trying to figure a way to harness all those politicians' hot air for home heating?

Working on the equipment no that it will run. Almost built. But it runs mostly on BS not so much on hot air. There will be a seperator though.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Humpty Dumpty is a Canadian company. =(

You know I95, 295, etc. are not "the freeway."
Can't buy humpty dumpty chips in Canadaland, they are called Old Dutch, the original HD was started in Maine.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Originally Posted by CoastalMaineiac View Post
You know you're from Maine if...
Well, I'm not a Mainer but I want to answer these anyway...just to see if I've learned anything in a year.
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  • You've had arguments over the quality of fried dough.
  • ???!?! Great, first question and I don't get it. Not off to a good start. Let's try again.
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  • You call four inches of snow "a dusting."
  • I'm not from Maine and I consider that a joke amount of snow.
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  • You don't understand why there aren't fried clam shacks elsewhere in the country.
  • Don't care for clams, doesn't bother me a bit.
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  • You know what an Irving is and can name the location of at least 15 of them.
  • Um...gas station...right? Or wait...it's a grocery store...one of the two.
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  • You know all the flavors at Perry's Nut House.
  • Not a clue.
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  • Your car is covered in yellow-green dust in May.
  • What was that?
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  • You can drive the Augusta rotaries without slowing down.
  • I've done this!
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  • You've hung out at a gravel pit.
  • Why?
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  • You think a mosquito could be a species of bird.
  • Meh, they were worse in the Everglades.
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  • Even your school cafeteria made good chowder.
  • Don't eat chowder, would never have known.
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  • You've almost fallen asleep driving from Houlton to Presque Isle.
  • Not done the drive yet.
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  • You know how to pronounce Calais.
  • I do know how!
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  • You've gone to a Grange bean supper.
  • Thought about it, not sure what they are for?
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  • At least once in your life, a seagull pooped on your head.
  • Have lived on the beach and never had that happen. Yet.
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  • You've ever said "it smells like the mill in here."
  • Only around Tacoma, WA, the infamous, "Tacomaroma".
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  • There's a fruit and vegetable stand within ten minutes of your house.
  • Yep, run by little kids.
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  • You crave Italian sandwiches at least weekly.
  • I crave Cuban sandwiches..which are not the same thing.
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  • Your house converts to a B&B every July and August for people from away that you happen to know.
  • I came here to get away.
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  • All year long you're tracking sand into the house -- from the beach in the summer and the sidewalks and roads in the winter.
  • OMG, constantly. I'm now very thankful for the old hard wood floors.
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  • You do the majority of your shopping out of Uncle Henry's.
  • I've actually found out what that was and skimmed through one.
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  • You've ditched the car on the side of the road somewhere because you saw some good fiddleheads.
  • Too chicken to try these.
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  • You know a lobster pot is a trap, not a kettle.
  • Even though I don't eat seafood, I've always called them traps? What's a kettle? (Besides a tea kettle.)
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  • You've watched "Murder She Wrote" and snickered at the stupid fake accents.
  • HA! My mom used to watch that show when I was a kid...maybe I'll watch a re-run one time just to see.
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  • You take the Maine Mall Exit off the turnpike to avoid paying a $1.00 toll onto I-295
  • There's a Maine Mall? WHERE?
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  • You wave at cars with Maine plates when out of state
  • !?!??
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  • When you dress up, you wear flannel with a tie.
  • That's just redneck.
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  • You know what a frappe is.
  • Um...a coffee drink?
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  • You've made a meal out of Jordan's red dye hot dogs, a bag of Humpty Dumpty chips, and a can of soda
  • Nope, sorry, I can't bring myself to eat a red hot dog. They are not supposed to be red.
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  • You wouldn't eat beans in tomato sauce or Manhattan clam chowder if you were starving
  • Huh?
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  • "Stove up" is what you did to your car in the Augusta rotaries.
  • HUH?!
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