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What do you call a person from New Hampshire?

edited March 2012 in The Show
Listening to the show this morning, I heard the guys refer to people from New Hampshire as "New Hampshireites". As a transplanted Connecticutie who recently retired north (go figure.....) I have to take exception to that. Folks around here who take such things seriously will tell you that the proper term is "Granite Stater". However, those of us who are possessed of the sense of humor that made George Carlin want to have his ashes scattered in Spofford Lake prefer another, more playful moniker. So, please guys, don't call us New Hampshireites. I'm happy to say that I have joined the ranks of those who live in the shadow of what used to be the Old Man of the Mountain: a proud New Hampster! (Get it right or pay the price, bud!)


  • I don't know, but it's always super to hear from them!
  • Funny you should ask, originally being from one of the states I have had the same curiousity about. Connecticutions? Connecticats?
  • Cold!
  • I'd go for "New Hamper".
  • edited March 2012
    New Hampshirite is a common term, as is the more formal Granite Stater.
    I say this as a native New Hampshirite of some 60+ years.

    What do people from New Hampshire call people from Massachusetts?
  • Granite Stater is the equivalent of calling someone from Wisconsin a Cheesehead (come smell our dairy air! or perhaps in homage to your motto, eat cheese or die!). Wisconsin has the same proper suffix as New Hampshire- ite, preferences aside...
  • edited March 2012
    Cheap. But so as not to offend, frugal.
  • financial preferences evaluation accepted. And confirmed.
  • Yankees.
  • edited March 2012
    People from Seattle are Seattleites, things could be worse!
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