Greetings my fellow Massachusettsans! That sound wicked awkward, but it’s right. And by the way, never leave the work wicked alone. In Massachusetts, we use wicked as an adverb, not an adjective. Wicked awesome, right? August 17 is recognized as National Massachusetts Day. So, let’s celebrate by embracing all that is unique about our beloved Bay State. Embrace our wickedness (the good kind): Here are 7 very Massachusetts things.
Only in Your State recently posted an article about some of our oddities, which got me to thinking about these 7 very Massachusetts things. On the serious side, we know that Massachusetts was the first New England colony, and the sixth state to join the Union. Our state was named after the indigenous people who lived here when explorers first landed on our soil, and later the Pilgrims. Since then we have become known as the birthplace of many things from independence to Dunkin’ Donuts. Or how about the first subway (the underground train, not the fast food chain). Did you know the Fig Newton started here?
Many notable people were born here and lived here. Need names? Okay, how about John Hancock or John F. Kennedy? Can I get an amen for Emeril Lagasse, Donna Summer, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, and John Krasinski? They are all from Mass. Don’t forge Dr. Seuss, Eli Whitney and Benjamin Franklin who all called Massachusetts home. But let’s get to the fun stuff. Let’s embrace our wickedness (the good kind) with 7 very Massachusetts thing. These few things help make us who we are, unique, maybe a little quirky and definitely wicked smaaht!