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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Not to be outshined by the newly “Jersey Shore”-burnished guidos, New Englanders are coalescing into their own obnoxious subculture:

They’re called Massholes. Though there is some disagreement about what, exactly, constitutes a Masshole, there are several characteristics present in all definitions. A Masshole is a resident of Massachusetts — though sometimes Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Maine — who possesses a nearly carnal love for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins; operates motor vehicles in an aggressive fashion; drinks Sam Adams; and overuses the adjective “wicked.”

Coming soon to a reality show near you, presumably. The days of regionally-confined objectionableness are long behind us, it seems. I only hope that New York, being caught in the resulting geographic nexus, comes out intact.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 01/23/2010 05:05pm
Category: Pop Culture, RealiTV Check, Society
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  1. There are, it would appear, no Massholes in Connecticut, which also borders the Bay State, so apparently New York exerts some sort of moderating influence.

    I blame Yankee fans. :)

    Comment by CGHill — 01/23/2010 @ 5:15 PM

  2. @CGHill: For that matter, Vermont is the other New Eng-land left out — but then, they’re practically part of Canada anyway.

    Comment by CT — 01/23/2010 @ 5:45 PM

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