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What do you call someone from Massachusetts?

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2009-06-26 21:34:02

== == The new official term for a Massachusetts native is

Massachusett. This pays homage to the indigenous people of

the land who called themselves the Massachusetts (singular:

Massachusett)

"Well, here are all the options I've found. Massachusian with 70

hits in Google seems to be the most frequently used of the morphs

of the state name....but among these, Bay Stater is the expression

more frequently used. I think "resident of Massachusetts" beats

them all for frequency of use. ;o)) Bay Stater, Massachusite,

Massachusian, Massachusettser, Massachusetter, Massachusettean

Local perspective: The answer depends on your geographical

and psycological point of view. Outside of MA, we are frequenly

called Massholes, particularly by the gracious folk of New

Hampster. The term Bay Stater is favored by our happier residents,

and in particular our media mavens, because it is so much easier to

prounounce than Massachusettser, etc. Malcontent residents might be

more inclined to refer to us as Taxachusettsers.

== ==


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