To say that we have a colorful and rich vocabulary in Maine is an understatement. Maine is one of those states where people 'from away" can visit and not understand most of what we are talking about at any given time (see: Dooryard). But with Maine becoming one of the hottest destinations in the country, we think it might be helpful to share some Maine words and phrases so that you newbies to our state can get in the Maine groove.

We polled Mainers and asked them what words they would want to be added as an official word to the English language. Here are the top 45 choices:

 

45 Maine Words That Should Be Added To The Dictionary

Here are 45 Maine slang words that we think should be added to Merriam-Webster, Funk & Wagnalls, or any legit dictionary of your choice.

Things People Say That Make Mainers Roll Their Eyes

TOP SPOTS IN MAINE WITH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

In Maine, it's not hard to find businesses, restaurants, and shops with great customer service. It could be we are that way because of the many tourists that visit us. Or it just might be our stubborn Yankee roots that we like to treat people the way we want to be treated.

 

20 Of the Best Places in Maine to People Watch

We asked Maineers where they go to people watch. Here were the Top 20 responses.