Admit it, there’s still an immature side of you that laughs at dirty jokes.  Those are meant to be dirty. But you know you also laugh at things that sound dirty but aren’t.

For example, there are so many words that make us chuckle inside. Or if you just don’t give a damn, scream laughing out loud.

Caucus (noun) A meeting of the local members of a political party especially to select delegates to a convention or register preferences for candidates running for office

Coxswain (noun) A person who usually steers a ship’s boat and has charge of its crew

Cockamamie (adjective) Trifling; nearly valueless

Fartlek (noun) An athletic training technique, used especially in running, in which periods of intense effort alternate with periods of less strenuous effort in a continuous workout

Masticate (intransitive verb) To chew (food)

Tittle (noun)  The dot on top of the lowercase letters i and j

Shuttlecock (noun) A projectile used in the game of badminton

I could go on for days, but you get the point. Oh wait, I can’t stop. How about some common phrases that sound dirty but aren’t.

“Beat around the bush”

“Low hanging fruit”

“That’s a mouthful”

“Different strokes for different folks”

“Ride em, cowboy!”

“Knock your socks off”

Ok I’ll really stop this time. See! The immaturity is just leaking out of me.

As soon as I found out that there was a place called The Bunghole, I knew there had to be more places in New England that sound dirty, but aren’t out there. And yes. Yes there are. So join me down here in the gutter as we explore New England in a whole new way. Be sure to share with your like, and dirty-minded, friends.

By the way, The Bunghole is a liquor store in Salem, MA.

  • Crotched Mountain

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  • Athol

    A town in Worcester County, Athol was originally called Pequoiag. It’s also home to the Athol/Orange River Rat Race, in which more than 200 canoes compete in a grueling 5.2-mile sprint.

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  • The Knob - Falmouth

    The Knob sits at the tip of land where Quissett Harbor meets Buzzards Bay in Falmouth. It’s popular for taking a nature walk, area wildlife or taking in some spectacular views and sunsets.

    The Knob, Falmouth MA.

    When I first started blogging about the trails I hiked, a friend suggested I do The Knob, a local landmark in Falmouth, a rocky outcropping that overlooks Buzzards Bay and Quissett Harbor. The biggest problem was I never go to Falmouth. I usually head east towards Dennis, Brewster and Eastham.

  • Tap House Grille - New Hampshire

    New England’s Tap House Grille in Hookset, NH. Their website boasts local brews, a from scratch kitchen. They say, “When you enter the Tap House, you’ll find a pub-style atmosphere with a sophisticated twist.”

    New England's Tap House Grille photos

    Photo of New England's Tap House Grille - "From the spacious patio seating." - Hooksett, NH

     

  • The Mount - Lenox MA

    The Mount (a 50-acre estate) was the seasonal residence of American novelist Edith Wharton from 1902 to 1911. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971. This beautiful location is also a spectacular wedding destination.

  • Woods Hole

    Woods Hole is a town in Falmouth that is the site of several marine science institutions. It’s also where you catch the ferry to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

    Pic ture of a Welcome to Woods Hole sign

  • The Bunghole

    The location that started it all – The Bunghole. This liquor store is located in Salem, MA. Fun Fact: before it was The Bunghole, it was a a funeral parlor. Apparently, the name was proposed by one of the funeral home owner’s family members who was an ordained priest! It also reportedly has a “haunted past” that’s pretty interesting. You can check out more HERE.

    Storefront of The Bunghole Liquor store

  • Bangor, Maine

    Bangor, Maine claims to be the birthplace of Paul Bunyan. Hope so since , it’s the home of a giant 31-foot statue celebrating the legendary woodsman. It was originally going to be called Sunbury, and is the hometown of author Stephen King.

    History

    Incorporated in 1791, Bangor is named for an Irish hymn entitled "Bangor," said to be a favorite of pastor Seth Noble who traveled to Boston with the initial intention of naming the town Sunbury. Until recently, it was generally believed that the earliest record of European exploration was found in the journals of French explorer Samuel de Champlain.

  • Dixville Notch, New Hampshire

    Dixville Notch, New Hampshire has longest continuous record of midnight voting. From Only In Your State: “Since 1960, all of Dixville Notch’s registered voters have gathered at midnight in the Ballot Room at the Balsam to cast their ballots in the presidential primary and general election. The polls are closed as soon as everyone has voted, which sometimes only takes one minute.”

  • Beaver Cove - Maine

    In the 2020 census, the population of Beaver Cove, Maine was 133. If you’re a hiker that likes a challenge, the White Cap Mountain is considered the most popular and difficult trail in Beaver Cove.

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  • Hancock Shaker Village - Pittsfield, MA

    Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA is home of the largest working farm in the Berkshires. It’s also one of America’s most authentic living-history museums and Shaker sites.

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  • The Gay Head Store - Aquinnah MA

    The Gay Head Store in Aquinnah, MA is run by Jay and Missy Smalley with their children, Faith Smalley and Zachary Smalley, who help to run the store. From a great article about the Smalley’s in the MV Times, “having the store up on the Cliffs was not just a matter of serving the town or preserving Aquinnah Wampanoag lands. It held family tradition.”

    The Gay Head Store photos

    Photo of The Gay Head Store - "Welcome to the Gay Head Store" - Aquinnah, MA

     

     

  • DB's Golden Banana

    I guess this is one case where the name sounds dirty, and is. Well, that’s if you consider nude dancing dirty. Fun fact: the owner of DB’s Golden Banana, Louis DiBella was also a wholesale fruit vendor. He named the Peabody club to recognize his status as one of the top banana sellers in the area.

    Picture of a business called DB's Golden Banana with cars in the front

     

  • Dick's - Various locations

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  • Mr. Peepers - Swansea, MA

    Like the sign says, they have Soft AND Hard. Ice Cream cakes are their specialty!

    Mr Peeper's Ice Cream photos

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  • Woodcock Nature Center - Wilton, CT

    Woodcock Nature center is a non-profit nature center in Wilton, Connecticut. They are dedicated to creative learning and play through nature at any age!

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  • Hiscock Construction - Fall River, MA

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  • Cremeland Drive-In - Manchester, NH

    Cremeland Drive-In is located in Manchester, NH. It opened in 1939 under the name Mimi’s. No, it’s not a movie drive-in. They serve homemade ice cream and other summer favorites like fried seafood and lobster rolls.

    Cremeland Drive In - Manchester, NH

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  • The Golden Nozzle - New England

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    Golden Nozzle Car Wash photos

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    Boston, MA - Pink Taco

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    Nut Island in Quincy, MA is a “peninsula which houses a  wastewater pumping station and landscaped park.” It writes itself people!

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    Part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, and one of the few accessible by land, this property offers stellar vistas of the Boston skyline and other Harbor Islands. A great place to watch the sunset, this location is popular for walking, picnicking, or fishing from the pier.

     

  • Pleasure Island - Wakefield, MA (Now closed)

    Pleasure Island was an amusement park in Wakefield, MA. They had a Moby Dick ride, because of course they did. It was founded by William Hawkes, publisher of Child Life magazine, and designed by Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood, a designer of Disneyland. It was once called “The Disneyland of the East,” and there are still “Pleasure Island Road” signs on Interstate 95/Route 128.

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  • Friendly Beaver - New Boston, NH

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    Friendly Beaver Campground

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  • My Sister's Crawfish - Worcester, MA

    My Sister’s Crawfish is a Vietnamese restaurant in Worcester, MA. And yes, they serve crawfish!

    My Sister's Crawfish II photos

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  • Daddy's Dairy - Randolph, MA

    Daddy’s Dairy has a few locations, this one is in Randolph. They have ice cream cakes and pies, as well as both hard and soft serve.

    Daddy's Dairy photos

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  • Karl's Sausage - Peabody, MA

    Karl’s Sausage Kitchen and European Market is located in Peabody. Their famous sausages are made by hand weekly!

    Karl's Sausage Kitchen & European Market photos

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  • In a Pickle - Waltham, MA

    Pure deliciousness! There are so many things on this menu, it’s hard to decide. I’ve been there many times and have never had a bad meal!

    In A Pickle Restaurant photos

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  • Mianus, CT

    Whether this one is dirty or not is all in the pronunciation! You get it or you don’t.

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  • The G-Spot Vintage Shop - Cambridge, MA

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  • Camp Ramsbottom - Rehoboth, MA

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    Camp Ramsbottom photos

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  • Effingham, NH

    I think I need to go just to say I’ve been there and to get a T-shirt.

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  • Cummings Mountain - NH

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  • Happy Endings Saloon - Not New England - but too good not to mention

    If you’re headed to Skagway, Alaska, be sure to stop by Happy Endings!

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  • Morning Wood Hotel - Not New England but come on!

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  • Try My Nuts - Not New England - but too good not to mention

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