The first time someone hears our catchphrases, it is always funny, bub!

If you have had a conversation with a Mainer and didn’t know what the hell they were talking about, these videos might help.

To say that Maine dialect is unusual, would be a heck of an understatement. The accent can be jarring enough, but folks here also use some interesting sayings and catchphrases in their conversations.

A woman on TikTok who goes by the name Wild Shellie is from New York state but ended up marrying a man from Maine, so from time to time, things will come out of his mouth that completely confuse her.

Her puzzlement is of course, is that she hears things that most people in the country have never uttered, so she posted a series of TikTok videos, looking for help understadning things that only Mainers will know.

Here are her Top 10:

1. "Got Done"

2. "Door Yard"

3. "Stove Up"

4. "Jimmies"

5. "Cunnin"

6. "Moxie"

7. "Bug"

8. "Fetched"

9. "Dink"

10. "Right Off"

She should know that these sayings are just the tip of the iceberg! Here are some other Maine classics:

Hard telling not knowing.

He's a few sticks shy of a full cord

He’s a half bubble off center

Hotter than the hinges of hell

Christ on his throne, that boys sharp as a marble Bubby.

Tougher than boiled owl

Good n' you?

That’ll go over like a fart in church.

Off like a dirty shirt

Take a straight

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