In the Pine Tree State, better known as the state of Maine, things are said and done a bit differently than in the rest of the 49 states. And frankly, we like it like that!

If you're from Maine and not from "away", as they say, then you know that you would probably never say or do these five things. Ever!


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    Mark Runnacles, Getty Images

    We Don't Say 'Yes"

    In Maine, when confirming something, it's not 'yes.' Instead, they say, 'Ayah', which sounds like 'yet or yep.'


    We Don't Say "Aroostook" County

    If you're from Maine, then you don't refer to upstate as Aroostook County. It's simply called, "The County."

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    Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

    Think THIS Is A Lobster Boil

    You don't boil lobster one by one. And you certainly don't boil them in a plastic tub! You put them all in a big lobster pot and let nature take her course. Lobsta' anyone?

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    Scott Olson, Getty Images

    Talk About Snow Like We Never Get It

    If you're going to live in Maine, then you may as well get used to the snow. Is not IF we're getting snow, but WHEN we're going to get it and how much. Don't expect to shovel your long dooryard with a snow shovel.

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    Gary Freeman, Townsquare Media

    Get Whoopie Pies From New York City

    The best Whoopie Pies in the world are made right here in the Pine Tree State. As a matter of fact, there is a pizza joint in Hampden, Maine that has won blue ribbons for their homemade Whoopies. Maine Whoopie Pies are the best!

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