Ad Homonym

Ayuh, you need a wicked sense of “hu-mah” to live here.

I said farewell to New Hampshire this week, so I thought I’d share a favorite bit of Granite State humor.

You could produce an encyclopedia on the variety of accents between Maine and Rhode Island. As a part-time New Englander, I’m particularly fond of New Hampshire enunciation – okay, I’m biased, but the elongation of the vowels and the dropping of the Rs is more gently executed than in Brunswick or Boston.

And, so we arrive at this sign that makes my heart sing. It’s got that wicked New Hampshire humor and perfectly captures the “New Hamshuh” drawl. The road’s true name is “Sodom” (don’t ask me why; there’s no Gomorrah Lane nearby), and if you lived here, you’d probably make fun of it, too.