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Being from New Hampshire or having lived in the Granite State for an extended period of time is like being a member of a very exclusive club. It's a club where you choose to freeze your nether regions off for six months out of the year, and also pronounce some words funny! But the members of this club are a tight-knit group, and we have each other's backs. We can make obscure references about landmarks, restaurants, and TV commercials that only WE understand. And who doesn't love being in on an inside joke?

How can you differentiate a Granite Stater from the rest? Oh, let me count the ways!

  • American Chop Suey was a staple meal in your childhood home
  • Adam Sandler is your hometown hero
  • "Fluff" is its own food group
  • You know what it's like to experience all four seasons in one day
  • You are familiar with the game "gun shots or fireworks," and can tell the difference
  • You know that "the Kanc" is not a fun name for a Canker sore
  • You only pay $1.00 at a toll booth
  • You can drive through your downtown in 1 minute or less
  • a 55 degree day in March = TEE SHIRT WEATHAH!

I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

The other important way to tell is the pronunciation of certain town names. If you fudge up any of these town names, people will assume you are not from these parts. You could even be a Mass-hole trying to disguise themselves as a Granite Stater (THE AUDACITY!).

Let's review the list. Perhaps there's one that you mispronounce too (but probably not)!

Top Mispronounced Towns That Show You Are Not From New Hampshire

How can you identify a Granite Stater in a line up? They will be able to perfectly pronounce every town on this list! Pronouncing something phonetically is not always how we roll here in New Hampshire, and the real ones know that.

And some of these silly named cities have even sillier street names. Let's unpack that, shall we?

Silly Street Names in New Hampshire

These are the funniest street names in the state of New Hampshire.

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