1. Mainers don’t ask “what are you doing?”…they say “Chuppta?”

2. Maine weather doesn’t get “windy”…it gets “breezed up.”

3. Things don’t “break” in Maine…they get “stove up.”

4. Mainers don’t eat until “full”…they get “mugup.”

5. Maine roads are never “icy” or “slippery”…they’re “greasy.”

6. Mainers don’t “go to the country”…they “go out in the willie-wacks.”

7. Mainers don’t say someone is “flamboyant” or “eccentric”…they say they’re “a rig.”

8. Mainers don’t take their boots off in the “foyer”…they use the “dooryard.

9. Mainers don’t have “midnight snacks”…they have “bed lunches.”

10. Mainers don’t drive small distances…they go “up the road apiece.”

11. Mainers don’t say “I don’t know”…they say “hard tellin’ not knowin’.”

12. Mainers don’t “get stuck” or “get in trouble”…they “get in a gaum.”

13 Mainers don’t put things “in the basement”…they go “down cellar.”

14. Mainers don’t take out the “trash”…they deal with the “culch.”

15. Mainers don’t say “that was good”…they say it was the “finest kind.”

16. Mainers don’t move things in small amounts…they move them “just a dite.”

17. Mainers don’t say “I lost it”…they say “it’s down cellar behind the axe.”

18. Mainers don’t get “get drunk”…they “catch a buzz on.”

19. Mainers don’t get “sick”…they get “pekid.”

20. Mainers don’t “steal”…they “kife.”

21. Mainers don’t say something’s “awesome”…they say it’s “savage.”

22. Mainers don’t “hurry”…they “book it.”

23. Mainers don’t say “that’s cute”…they say “that’s cunnin’.”

24. Maine doesn’t have “tourists”…only “flatlanders.”

25. Mainers don’t become “senior citizens”…they become “old timers.”

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