6.09.2004

"Massachusettans"? -- I don't think so. I think "Bay Stater" is the standard, sort of like "Hoosier;" even "Masshole" is better than "Massachusettan." I also take issue with "New Jerseyite," it should be "Jerseyan." Duh.

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Nathaniel said...

I also read this article. While I have often heard Mainer, Vermonter, and Rhode Islander, I have never heard their alleged names for residents of MA, NH, and CT. They often have to use these phrases on the local news, and they invariably say "Bay State residents" or "Massachusetts residents", and so on...