i've been trying to get my head around the maine vs. mass rivalry. well, not really rivalry because i never knew about it until i moved to maine. my mass plates have made it hard to blend in, and i've been constantly defending my homeland.
i was driving with a woman from maine, who suffered a few years in eastern mass, and she nonchalantly put it into language i could understand:
"in Massachusetts, when people see a yellow light they speed up."