No matter where you live, if you're thinking of people that live in another state, you probably have some preconceived ideas about them, whether they're true or not.

Some people who live away think they've got the residents of Maine nailed down to a T. But what they think about us is not altogether true.

Here are 5 stereotypes of people living in Maine that people from away are sure are true. But you and I both know that they're not.


  • 1

    L.L.Bean is like our Nordstrom's

    L.L. Bean is a pretty big deal in Maine. Located in Freeport, they ship out all over the world and they have great stuff. However, it's not like if we don't go once a week we're all going to lose the victory. That would be wicked bad!

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  • 2

    Moose Are All Over The Place

    It's like we can't even back out of our dooryards without the possibility of hitting a moose. Not so much. Believe it or not, but there are those in Maine who have never seen a moose at close range. Just don't hit one.

    Gary Freeman, Townsquare Media
  • 3

    All We Eat Is Lobsta!

    When you talk with people from away, some think you eat lobster every day. Granted, much of the county's seafood is caught off the New England coast, but there are many Mainers who don't like seafood. I'm not one of them. Lobster roll, anyone?

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  • 4

    Every Other Word Is "Wicked"

    There is a lot of truth that Mainers like to use the word "wicked" to describe something really cool. But every other word? Not so much. Mainers know how to use the word properly like, wicked cool, wicked hot and wicked funny. But don't be surprised if you hear someone use 'wicked.' It's a wicked cool word.

    Gary Freeman, Townsquare Media
  • 5

    Mainers Only Wear Flannel

    Ayut! We're all lumberjacks running around in our flannel shirts, flannel jammies and yes, our flannel underwear. Not! We do like to wear clothes from Walmart and maybe even Abercrombie & Fitch too.

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