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Things They Say in New England That the Rest of Us Probably Don't Get

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Booken it

Also “booking it.” Leaving quickly, running away.

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A water fountain. For some reason the same term is also common in Wisconsin. Typically pronounced “bubblah.”

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A lobster. Mostly used in lobster-centric Maine. (Australians also call certain types of lobsters bugs.)

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A grocery cart.

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The remote control for a TV or entertainment center.