I consider myself a half-Mainer. Why is that? Well, I was born in Pennsylvania and bred here in Maine. I love this place so stinkin' much. However, because I am still very much attached to my PA roots, I sometimes make mistakes, even after living here for over 20 years. But with that experience of simple life, I am able to help the next person avoid what I have done way too many times.

Just recently, I called an Italian a 'Hoagie', and a local Mainer gave me a long speech about how incorrect I was. What was I thinking?

I also once asked why someone had their pants tucked into their socks. I assumed it was some kind of bogus fashion statement. I was wrong. Mainers tuck for ticks. It's for survival.

So because of the recent faux pas, I decided to make a list of the things I have learned to not do or say to a local in my 30 years here in Maine.

10 Things I've Learned You Should Never Say To Mainers

Recently I misspoke and was corrected immediately by a very angry Mainer. It taught me a lesson and I am now going to share what you should never say to Mainers.

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7 Wild Things You Might've Never Known About Maine

I uncovered a few things about this awesome state of Maine that totally blew my mind and I need to share this list with you! 

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