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Old 02-16-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Aurora Colorado USA
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There are Texans, Washatonians, Floridans, New Mexicans, Oklahomans and Coloradoans but I have never heard what a person who lives in the state of Maine is called. Mainards, Mainiacs or what?
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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There are Texans, Washatonians, Floridans, New Mexicans, Oklahomans and Coloradoans but I have never heard what a person who lives in the state of Maine is called. Mainards, Mainiacs or what?
My mother has always been offended by anyone referring to her/us as a Mainiac, like we were some sort of crazy person. We are Mainers, as I remind everyone I meet in this crazy ass city I live in!
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Louisiana - someday Maine
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My best friend calls herself a Mainiac! She was born in Maine and has lived there all of her life.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:58 AM
 
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Mainer. A Mainer may refer to him/herself or other native-born Mainers as a Mainiac in a humorous moment, but outsiders had best avoid the term entirely. Many Mainers consider it condescending and "cute."
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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When I was growing up in Mass, we had this family friend who was born and raised in Maine. We called him a Mainiac, which he encouraged. He was cool.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Mostly we are just called Mainers. Our National Guard pilots refer to themselves as Maineiacs.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: York Village, Maine
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I would say for the most Part us Mainers are called -----------------

HAPPY
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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'Welcome to the home of the Mainiacs"

Is a big sign at the gate of where my DW works.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Locals.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Lucky son of a...................................gun.
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