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29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

Ayuh, that’s right. Maineiacs have a whole different vocabulary from all of you flatlanders.

Cassie Sheets

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1. Maniac

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A person acting erratically or wildly.

What it means in Maine: The way the best state resident nickname of all time is pronounced (though, to be fair, it’s actually spelled Maineiac).

2. Lobster

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A delicious crustacean that you only eat for super special occasions because it’s expensive.

What it means in Maine: A delicious crustacean that you eat every day on a roll or from the shell, because it’s super fresh and affordable.

3. Moxie

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Strong character, determination, and drive.

What it means in Maine: The most unique soft drink you’ll ever taste, and that Mainers could never live without.

4. Moose

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A giant deer that you’ve mostly seen at the zoo.

What it means in Maine: A giant deer that you’ve swerved to avoid hitting on the road at least half a dozen times.

5. Beans

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A staple food that are high in protein.

What it means in Maine: Your favorite pair of all-weather boots from L.L. Bean.

6. Portland

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: The biggest and hippest city in Oregon.

What it means in Maine: The biggest and coolest city in Maine that you’d take over the one in Oregon any day.

7. Whoopie Pie

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Two pieces of chocolate cake with frosting in the middle.

What it means in Maine: Something that only Mainers really know how to make well.

8. Ayuh

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Someone trying to suppress a weird sneeze.

What it means in Maine: Yes, that’s right, or affirmative.

9. Champagne

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

Source: Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy Facebook

What it means everywhere else: A sparkling white wine served at celebrations.

What it means in Maine: Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy also known as “the Champagne of Maine.”

10. Red Hot

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A spicy cinnamon candy shaped like a button.

What it means in Maine: The only kind of hot dogs worth eating, especially on a split-top bun.

11. Bob Marley

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

Source: Bob Marley Comedy Facebook

What it means everywhere else: The iconic Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter.

What it means in Maine: An awesome and hilarious Mainer comedian of the same name.

12. Massachusetts

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Just one of fifty US states.

What it means in Maine: Your arch-nemesis who clog up your roads during tourist season.

13. Away

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Something that is at a distance from something else.

What it means in Maine: Where everyone who isn’t from Maine is from.

14. Stephen King

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: The most recognizable horror and suspense writer of all time. Oh, and everything he’s written will at some point be adapted for the screen.

What it means in Maine: A bestselling American writer. Oh, and also your neighbor.

15. Driveway

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: The place where you park your car.

What it means in Maine: Oh, you mean the dooryard?

16. Wicked

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Something that’s evil or wrong.

What it means in Maine: Basically like the words “really” or “very” but with even more emphasis.

17. Greasy

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Covered in oil.

What it means in Maine: When the roads are icy or slick.

18. Sandwiches

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Two pieces of bread with some meat, cheese, and veggies in the middle.

What it means in Maine: Always Italian, and even better if they come from Amato’s.

19. Winter

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Three months of the year where it’s cold and snows sometimes.

What it means in Maine: Three months of the year you spend shoveling your car out of the driveway and trying not to freeze.

20. Numb

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: When something loses feeling.

What it means in Maine: Someone who is acting…not too bright.

21. Taxes

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Something everyone hates doing before April 15th.

What it means in Maine: Living on ramen and Kraft Mac and Cheese from January to April 15th in preparation for the giant payment you’re about to make.

22. New Hampshire

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A state in the New England region of the United States.

What it means in Maine: Where you go when you want to avoid ridiculous sales tax and shop until you drop.

23. Cunning

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: Deceitful or devious.

What it means in Maine: Adorable or cute.

24. Blueberries

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A type of berry that’s…well…blue.

What it means in Maine: Nature’s candy and gift to Maine.

25. Lighthouse

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A large tower with a light at the top that signals ships at sea.

What it means in Maine: Those things you can’t go to a beach or scroll through your friends’ Instagram accounts without seeing. Flatlanders also enjoy posing in front of them.

26. Canada

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A country in North America.

What it means in Maine: Your neighbors, and most of the reason you got a passport at such a young age for family road trips.

27. Mud

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: When dirt and water are mixed together.

What it means in Maine: An entire season between winter and spring during which quicksand is inescapable.

28. Flannel

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: A type of material that’s good for cold environments and/or hipsters.

What it means in Maine: At least half, if not more, of your wardrobe.

29. Vacation

29 Words That Are Interpreted Entirely Different In Maine

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What it means everywhere else: When you take time off work to go somewhere beautiful, like coastal Maine.

What it means in Maine: When you take time off work to spend more time exploring the mountains or beaches of your own beautiful state.

What other words mean something different in the Maine? Tell us in the comments below!

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posted on: April 1, 2015
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11 Comments

  1. craig

    Chuck… A dude named Charles… In Maine to throw something wicked hard

    fred threw the ball so I chucked it to jimmy. Jimmy then decided to wing it back at Fred. Fred got mad and picked up a big rock. Fred heaved that sumbitch right at Jimmy’s head.

  2. Laura

    Tipping…..
    A truly Maine term.

    Finest Kind

    The County vs. county

  3. Larry

    Dynamite — explosives everywhere else.

    In Maine- A really great hot sandwich served in a split top hotdog bun. Ingredients were the secret receipe of the DeSanctis (sp) family from Madison, Maine for years. Often imitated but never equaled.

  4. airiell

    Bucks
    “A couple of bucks”
    Everywhere else:s couple of dollars
    In Maine: when a group of people go hunting and shoot a couple of male deer that they get to put in the freezer later

  5. Scott

    Got it wrong. The fox is cunning even in Maine. Your sister’s newborn is cunnin’ as in “Well ain’t he cunnin'” Your own kid is some cunnin, at least until he is about 8.

  6. Tammy

    Winter is 6 months long not 3! What about stove up, and right out straight! Broken and really busy.

  7. collin

    Everybody seems to be forgetting Maine’s affinity and casual use for a certain swear word that is considered to be the filthiest swear word by the rest of the country at large. I of course refer to the dreaded “C- word” as in : “That guys a wicked c#nthead dude”.

  8. Sara

    Best Italian sandwiches come from a local corner store.

  9. Louis Stanley

    WOODJAH: Woodjah muckle the other end of that moose?

  10. Martha

    Dump
    Other states: Drop or leave something behind.

    Maine: The social gathering spot where you just happen to take your garbage. Also a place where you might pick up some wicked good stuff.

  11. P. Clockedile

    We live on Puckerbrush Trail in Maine.

 

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