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Hmmm....Can we get a shout from all North Easterners!!!! Tell us something unique about your state!

I'll start....
There used to be a TV spot that claimed that RI was the biggest little state in the union.

You can drive through RI via Route 95 in under 45 minutes provided there's no traffic. It's also claimed that the state of RI, is the size of Dallas, but with a higher population. Probably also higher pollution!!

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Try to get across Dallas in 45 minutes, good luck. :lol:

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Maine where the USA's day starts.

Our sunrise is the earliest in the country.

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I like Maine. I guess mostly because of the mentality of the people who drive there. They don't seems to be affected by the Massachusetts attitude. "Hurry up, and get to the next red light, and then wait, just to do it all again." or how people from southern New England will go out of their way to make sure that you can't pass on the highway.

The drivers I've encountered in Maine, always pass on the left, and then get right back over, and leave the high speed lane clear for other drivers.

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Facts about NJ
If you've ever lived in'll appreciate this!!!
New Jersey is a peninsula.
Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern
seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as
metropolitan areas.
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.
New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to
as the "Diner Capital of the World."
New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not
Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and Italian
sausage w/peppers and onions.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with
seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor
John P. Holland.
New Jersey has 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's most
famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City,Seaside Heights, Long Branch,
Cape May.
New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for water
quality control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.
New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest
chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.
Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.
New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production
(and here you thought Massachusetts?)
Here's to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642, the first
brewery in America, opened in Hoboken.
New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid body
electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US,

located in Elizabeth. Nearly 80 percent of what our nation imports comes
Elizabeth Seaport first.
New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports (in Newark),
Liberty International.
George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War
battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George Washington.
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture
projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ, laboratory.
We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
The first seaplane was built in Keyport , NJ.
The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport,NJ.
The first phonograph records were made in Camden,NJ.
New Jersey was home to the Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City.
The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on its
playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.
And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world,
not to mention salt water taffy.
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the
Middle East countries.
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung
New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)
New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City.
The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway
NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson(Holland Tunnel).
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken,NJ, which is also the
birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
The first intercollegiate football game was played inNew Brunswick in
1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton).
The first drive-in movie theater was opened inCamden, NJ,
(but they're all gone now!).

New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK'S" pro football teams!
The first radio station and broadcast was inPaterson, NJ.
The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Thomas
All New Jersey natives: Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson, Bruce
Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifah, Susan Sarandon,
Connie Francis,
Shaq, Judy Blume, Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick,
Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg, Norman Mailer,
Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton, Whitney Houston, Eddie
Money, Linda
McElroy, Eileen Donnelly, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt Whitman,
Lewis, Tom Cruise, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis, Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill,
Nick Adams, Nathan Lane, Sandra Dee, Danny DeVito, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci,
Joe Piscopo, Robert Blake, John Forsythe, Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit, Norman
Lloyd, Paul Simon, Jerry Herman, Gorden McCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta,
Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint, Elisabeth Shue,
Pike, James Fennimore Cooper, Admiral Wm.Halsey,Jr., Dave Thomas (Wendy's),

William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta, Robert Wuhl, Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson,
Ernie Kovacs, Joseph Macchia, Kelly Ripa, and, of course, Francis Albert
Sinatra and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino.
Bob Meade adds: The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic River, is
the second highest waterfall on the East Coast of the US.
You know you're from Jersey when . . .
You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges."
You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.
A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.
You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
You've eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 A.M.
You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen, and
you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
You know what a "jug handle" is.
You know that WaWa is a convenience store.
You know that the state isn't all farmland.
You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey--there's the
shore--and you don't go "to the shore," you go "down the shore." And when
you are
there, you're not "at the shore"; you are "down the shore."
You know how to properly negotiate a circle.
You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving.
You know that this is the only "New" state that doesn't require "New" to
identify it (try . . . Mexico . . . York .! . . Hampshire-- doesn't
work, does it?).
You know that a "White Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND
a fast food sandwich.
You consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege.
You don't think "What exit?" is very funny.
You know that people from the 609 area code are "a little different."
Yes they are!
You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes toPrinceton--that's for
The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.
You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.
You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening
You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the mall.
You know that people from North Jersey go toSeaside Heights, and people
from Central Jersey go to Belmar, and people from South Jersey go to
Wildwood. It can be no other way.

You weren't raised in New Jersey--you were raised in either North
Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey.
You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of the state.
You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's, Channel,
Bamberger's and Orbach's.
You also remember Palisades Amusement Park.
You've had a boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.
You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
And finally . . .
pumped your own gas

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So many good points there. Ahhh Rickel Home Centers. I used to work there. They had the poorest setup from controlling shrink, and everyone knew it, and EVERYONE took advantage of it, managers included. No surprise they never survived. My Uncle, and his family lived in Newark, and we used to visit them a lot....and "What Exit" is not Funny at all.

Not being a native of NJ, I'm suprised to say that I could relate to at least 1/2 to 3/4 of that. Must have visited a lot more than I realized.

Good Stuff! :D :D :D

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So, who else do we have on here from the NorthEast? I'm pretty sure I saw someone who's from NH that just signed up recently. How 'bout it people?

I know we have some New Yorker's. You guys qualify as North East too!

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So, who else do we have on here from the NorthEast? I'm pretty sure I saw someone who's from NH that just signed up recently. How 'bout it people?

I know we have some New Yorker's. You guys qualify as North East too!

I am from NH and signed up the other day( on ). Now this new site shows up and I am having all kinds of trouble signing in. Getting all kinds of error messages( In order to accept POST request originating from this domain, the admin must add this domain to the whitelist. is the big one )and it says my username and such was no good. My e-mail address was not on file and the few posts I made are gone as well? I had to re-register to post this.

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haha all i have to say is that CT SUCKS!!! the traffic blows. people are nasty. espeshally if you drive an old beater like mine around they get all pissy. they steriotype people to much, think they are better than everyone else. my advice would be to stay out of this state if you can. nothing but agrivation.haha sorry i got alittle mad here. but it is true i think that this is the worst state out thier!!anyone else try to drive thru their in a quick time??not gonna happen right??

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just some little facts about CT. some of them might have changed.

You have hiked up a big hill or small mountain at least once for a keg party.

You never went to a bar in high school.

You thought that the only highways were 91 and 84.

You thought everyone couldn't buy beer after 8 pm

You actually thought that Hartford was big

You or someone you know has attended UCONN

You drive a JETTA

You still think that the Whalers are cool.

You have been to Misquamicut and to that little hot dog place.

There is a farm within miles of your house

You thought bars were really for people over 21

Your high school thanksgiving football game was the highlight of your school year.

You don't have an accent when you talk

You have known at least 2 preppy rich kids from Fairfield who listen to Phish.

You love Hilton Kaderli and your mom cried when he retired.

UConn basketball rules and no one can tell you different

You have deer in your backyard.

You didn't drink or do drugs until 10th grade.

You still don't understand why people say that Connecticut is the richest state.....

Your best friend went to Central, Western, Eastern and finally Manchester Community College.

Your mom works at Travelers and your dad works at Pratt and Whitney.

You have been drunk at the Meadows and don't remember the concert.

You go to Riverside at least once a summer

Your parents actually care about the Governor, the Patriots coming to Hartford, the lights at Christmas in Hartford & Channel 3 news.

You have a UCONN flag outside of your house year round

You think New Jersey was a toxic waste dump

You hang out at Denny's

You've partied at bonfires

You have at least one friend with a pickup

You think everyone works tobacco in the summer

You think Old Lyme is a shore town

You've been to Cape Cod

You think the Connecticut River is endless

The town diner is the only place open after midnight.

You have at least 4 friends who drive Jeep Grand Cherokees

You root for all the New York sports teams

If anybody asks, you're from just outside of New York.

You've never looked at a public bus schedule

You have both girlfriends and guyfriends with the same name as you.

You go to the diner late night to post party.

You think New Haven is the worst ghetto you've ever seen

You can proudly tell an outsider about Nutmeg.

You weekend either on the Cape or Rhode Island at a summer home

You have said... " I'm in a good location... Between both Boston and New York."

You can carry on a conversation about Mike Liut, Torrie Robertson, and the Brass Bonanza.

You have to explain Cow Tipping to people from out of state.

When you go to a real city, you sincerely feel bad for every poor / homeless person you see.

You get pissed at anyone who doesn't know how to drive in the snow.

You can name all the members of the UCONN men's and women's basketball teams.

You still can't find your way in Hartford (except for that bar area near Union Station.)

You hold the door open for someone and they don't say "Thank You."

You own a golden or a lab (used to...)

You own real Oakley's

You only know Westbrook and Clinton because they have good outlets

You don't think you're a yuppie, but the rest of the country does

You only ski in Vermont or out West

Your mother is the head of the PTA

There is absolutely nothing to do in the winter

You live twenty minutes form either an Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, or GAP.

You sail, or know someone who does.

You don't understand why everyone else has not been to Europe.

You can't get through the week with out a Coffee Coolata

Your family owns more cars than legal drivers

School attire is a North Face fleece jacket, a North Face Fleece or L.L. Bean back pack, a plaid shirt, khakis, and Doc Martins.

Summer footwear is either Reefs or Birks

You carry your keys on a carabineer, but you don't know how to rock climb.

You feel for the homeless, but are not willing to give up the golf course land to develop a homeless shelter.

As a child you took horseback riding, golfing, tennis and swimming lessons.

You grew up wanting to be a lifeguard

You own every DMB CD

The state is so small you know where all the speed traps are

You can't understand why people don't understand what your talking about when you refer to a "package" store

You went to prep school even though your public schools are awesome

People actually wear sweaters around their necks

You've never taken public transportation

You know of at least one person who's house was totally trashed after a huge party

Your mom drives a Volvo wagon

You have at least one friend whose house was built in the 1800's

You live in a huge colonial

You know at LEAST one person who has been pulled over and found to have weed in their car

The only overcrowding is of deer in your backyard

Your house would cost half as much in any other state

Your wardrobe contains at least three pairs of cords and five wool sweaters

Half of your friends are from another town because yours is so small

At least one of your friends has a sick house right on the water

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Connecticut.

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haha yeah i HATE CT SOOO MUCHlol but yeah my ma is from paramis NJ and she noticed absolutly no change in the ppl and the state itself when she moved up here. im lookin to go back down south for school i need to get out of the north SOO BAD!!. i like nj though lots of horse farms iv seen down in southern nj. pritty state. people are nice too. or atleast better than in ct

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i like nj though lots of horse farms iv seen down in southern nj. pritty state. people are nice too. or atleast better than in ct
South Jersey is a whole other state. People from south Jersey are pretty much considered Philly folks. North Jersey is the true New Jersey. Most of the things you hear about jersey are about The North. (Soprano's,Diner's,etc...) I live out in north western Jersey which is absolutely beautiful. Lots of farms, open fields, and only 40 miles to NYC.

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I guess I fit in North east since I'm across the pond from NY and Buffalo.
I'm in Oshawa Ontario ,sign into Oshawa says "City that Motivates Canada"
since the autoplex is here. Big history with GM that goes back to beginning
Including Mclaughlin carriage company. About 40miles from Toronto.
Fairly nice people around here not as goofy as me LOL.
So if your headed this way on a road trip look me up and will go our for some shinanigans.

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South Jersey is a whole other state. People from south Jersey are pretty much considered Philly folks. North Jersey is the true New Jersey. Most of the things you hear about jersey are about The North. (Soprano's,Diner's,etc...) I live out in north western Jersey which is absolutely beautiful. Lots of farms, open fields, and only 40 miles to NYC.
yeah i noticed that about jersey my ma is from idea whare that is?? i like the farming part more my older brother goes to school in philly and i cant stnad driving down thru ny..i call those parts the toxic waist dump of the east coast hahahaha
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