Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

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.

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 indepence to Dunkin’ Donuts, the first subway to the Fig Newton!

Many notable people were born here and lived here. Need names? Okay, how about John Hancock or John F. Kennedy? Emeril Lagasse, Donna Summer, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, John Krasinski, Dr. Seuss, Eli Whitney and Benjamin Franklin all called Massachusetts home. But let’s get to the fun stuff. 6 Things are very Massachusetts, and make us unique and maybe a little quirky.

  • We Take Sports Seriously

    Don’t try and argue with us over our sports team. We bleed Red, Green, Blue,Black and Gold! Our love for the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics is unmatched. And never ever ever stop us from chanting “Yankees suck.” Even when the Yanks are leading the division and the Sox are at the bottom, as we are right now.

  • Dunkin' Rules

    Fun fact: There are close to 1,000 locations in Mass, and that means one store for about ever 6,500 residents! It’s Dunkin’ or Dunks or Dunkin Donuts-whatever you want to call it, just call in my order for a regular large iced, please. And regular means cream and sugar.It doesn’t anywhere else.  Massachusetts is the birthplace of Dunkin! Thank you and pass me a sugah, please. 

  • We Don't Order Sprinkles

    Ordering sprinkles to top your ice cream just sounds wrong. We are tough guys, we eat jimmies on our ice cream!
    Ice Cream

  • Even Our Road Signs Have A Boston Accent

    You may have seen this when driving around Boston

    We also like to say fun things like, “bang a left at the set of lights.”

  • Our Town Names Are Haad to Say!

    Just ask some of the Golden State Warriors players if our town names are easy to pronounce

  • We Are Wicked Proud of Pretty Much Everything

    Massachusetts is notorious when it comes to our drivers. And we are proud of that. We are proud that we are wicked old, rich in history and have the oldest active ballpark in Major League Baseball! We are proud of our world class universities and hospitals. We are proud that very few outsiders can replicate our accents. How about our beaches, our food, and our culture? All of these are cherished by us and longed for by others. We are loud and we are proud. We are Massachusetts! Aren’t we the best?

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