We asked and you told us: You know you’re from the South Shore if…
Your first stop in the morning isn’t at Dunkin’ but Marylou’s.
You know “Scicoh” isn’t a lunatic but an abbreviation for Scituate Cohasset.
You’ve visited Steve Carell’s general store.
You’ve spotted Chris Cooper at the Kingston Hannaford.
You’ve spotted Steven Tyler everywhere.
You can’t drive a mile without spotting a shamrock or an Irish flag.
You know the difference between the South Shore and the South Coast.
You know that Royal Garden is the best Chinese restaurant around—keno, karaoke, windowless dining room, and all.
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Your first job was at a cranberry bog.
You lug your cooler out to the Spit every summer weekend.
You BYO booze to Widow’s Walk.
You celebrate the holiday known as July Third.
You commute to work by boat.
You know what happens in Marshvegas stays in Marshvegas.
You get your pizza from a restaurant called Poopsie’s.
Your social circle includes a fisherman or a lobster man.
You’ve taken your kid for a ride (or 10) on the Paragon Carousel.
You’ve grooved to the thumping beats of DJ Skip at the Waterfront.
You’ve driven past Yellowman’s yellow house on Route 53.
You’ve spotted your high school teacher working security at the Marshfield Fair.
You watch Santa arrive by helicopter every year at the Scituate lighthouse.
Your last high school memory involved an all-night lock-in.
You rock a Duxbury drive-on beach sticker on your luxury SUV.
You sit in Cape traffic every day—but never actually go to the Cape.
You’ve never been to the North Shore.
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Boston Magazine #18 25 Ways You Know You’re From the South Shore (March 2016)