34 Signs You Know You’re from Boston…

Signs You Know You're From Boston

There’s no doubt that if you’re born in Boston or the surrounding areas, there are a few things that make complete sense to just us and not the rest of the world. We are wicked proud of our sports teams, delicious food, and our diverse culture and history.  You can never have too much pride being a Bostonian!

Below are 34 telltale signs you are from Boston. Let’s see how many you can relate to!

34 Signs You’re From Boston MA

  1. You love a steaming hot cup of New English clam chowdah. (What is Manhattan chowder anyways?)
  2. $15 to park is a “bahgain.”
  3. You know what they sell at a packie.
  4. You have never actually been to Cheers (c’mon, that’s just for tourists!)
  5. You think the Yankees suck and you’re a loyal Red Sox fan (even if you don’t know a thing about baseball!)
  6. You know that no matter happens, you will always be #BostonStrong.
  7. The word “wicked” is just part of your vocabulary.
  8. Your parallel parking skills are top notch.
  9. You honk your horn the instant the traffic light changes.
  10. You’ve never actually been on a Duck Boat tour, but you’ve seen them thousands of times.
  11. One of the greatest moments in your life was when The Red Sox won the World Series.
  12. You have driven to New Hampshire on a Sunday to get beer.
  13. You are a master of driving around rotaries.
  14. You vacation “down the Cape.”
  15. You can’t decide whether Georgetown Cupcakes or Sweet Cupcakes are the best.
  16. Patty’s Day is one of your favorite holidays because Boston know how’s to celebrate this holiday right!
  17. If your drink is flavored and fizzy, it’s tonic, not soda. (Soda is club soda!)
  18. When you’re on a budget and thirsty for beer, you know to take advantage of Sissy K’s or Coogans for $1 beers.
  19. You know what a “regular” coffee is.
  20. You proud of Fenway – the best baseball stadium in the entire world.
  21. You think the Yankees suck and you’re a loyal Red Sox fan (even if you don’t know a thing about baseball!)
  22. You know not to pahk your cah in Havid Yahd.
  23. The Citgo sign and the Top of the Hub are your north stars to guide you anywhere in town.
  24. You know how to cross 5 lanes of traffic in 4 seconds.
  25. The greatest pizza in the world can be found at Regina’s, Umberto’ or Erneto’s.
  26. We love our Dunkin’. Forget Starbucks. Dunkin’ is really the only coffee worth drinking!
  27. You refer to 7 inches of snow as a “dusting.”
  28. Khaki’s are something you use to start the car with.
  29. You have a huge collection of warm sweaters since you know that winter lasts pretty much from October to April.
  30. For the cost of your home, you could buy a small island in Asia.
  31. You don’t have the letter “R” in your vocabulary. Those Flahwiz look wikkid Bizah.
  32. You know how to pronounce Yastrzemski.
  33. You think that 64-degree ocean water is warm!
  34. You know what candlepin bowling is.

What other characteristics help define Bostonians? Let us know in the comments below!

Not from Boston?

Considering moving to the area? Exploring the area as an out-of-towner? Boston and its surrounding regions are great places to explore!

Check out these helpful resources for discovering all the Boston area has to offer!

25 Things to Do in Wakefield, MA – Wakefield MA is in the suburbs of Boston. We’ve listed dozens of FUN things to do while you’re in the area!

The Coolest Small Businesses in Boston – 5 of the trendiest small businesses in the area you should be sure to check out while you’re here.

Fun Team-Building Activities Near Boston – In the area with your coworkers? Check out these fun corporate team building outings in the area.

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