We aren't northern, we aren't southern, we just chill. We can catch cook and crack our own crabs from our own bay. It isn't strange to see people wearing abnormally large sunglasses, polo shirts (sometimes two), pearls, seersucker shorts, Lily dresses, Vera Bradley handbags, boat shoes, rainbow flip flops, and guys wearing pink on an average day. You know where and what the Naval Academy is- and probably have friends or family members who go/went there. It isn't weird to drive your boat to a friends house or resturant. We have skiing out west, farm country to the north, the bay right in the middle, the ocean out to the east, and suburbs all over, take your pick. Ocean city contains two kinds of people; old people living out their golden years, and college kids working and achieving a continous state of drunkeness all summer long! We can drink any city/state under the table. Kids start drinking in middle school and by 10th grade can out-drink college seniors. The best BEI RUIT players are all Maryland born and bred (PS- REAL MARYLANDERS CALL IT BEI RUIT, NOT BEER PONG!!). The best night life. We call it DC not Washington. We can hit the club, drink at a friend's house, and go to southern Maryland for boating, crabbing and offroading, all in one weekend. We have an excellent selection of colleges to party at on weekends! We have 2 of the top 10 richest county's in the country-and yes, we're that cocky. We know how to drive in a traffic circle and we can pump our own gas. Old Bay seasoning is awesome and very accessible here! Calling pizza, pie is just gay. We get tons of snow days and use them to drink and go snowboarding. Schools in the counties get closed if even one snowflake comes out of the sky, they break into programming on tv and radio to update you on the current weather conditions and the impending "blizzard". Forget real Mexican food, Chipotle is the best. We have some of the best lacrosse in the world. Bayhawks; MLL National Champs and Hopkins; NCAA National Champs. Your kids start playing lacrosse as soon as they can hold a stick. We call a creek a "crick". We have soda not pop. BURGER COOKIES! You really really really hate the Steelers, Yankees, Duke and the Colts... and by hate... we mean we'd literally kill their fans. Every time you go to see the Orioles you hope a homerun breaks one of the warehouse windows...(and even though we usually lose, the games are still fun to go to and get drunk). You remember where you were when the Ravens won the Superbowl and the Terps won the National Championship. Grown men who wear purple are manly....We all know Ray and Jamal didn't have anything to do with those crimes... Speaking of crimes- MD has the second highest murder rate in the country. You can take apart a crab like a surgeon. Maryland Rocks!
"Crabcakes and football!! That's what Maryland does!"- Wedding Crashers
by E l i z a b e t h April 21, 2006
The state with the biggest identity crisis in America. Parts of it like DC and Baltimore are extremely ghetto, with two of the top 5 murder rates in the country. Balto is the heroine capital of the world. Suburbs like Potomac are Bethesda are among the richest and most well educated in the country, and populated by lawyers and doctors with preppy rich children who drive Benz's. To the far west, you have the type of hicks that live in West Virginia up in the Appalachian mountains. To the south and the east you have the kind of hicks you might find in Mississippi. In Ocean City you have retired people who decided to go live on the beach. Around the bay area, you have a lot of fisherman. Maryland may be mixed up, but the crabs are damn good.
Q: What do you get when you mix a drug dealer, a mass murderer, a nascar driver and a fisherman?
A: A Marylander
A: A Marylander
by murrrrrland December 20, 2004
I'm from Maryland. We're not from the South, nor do we have an accent. We're also not New England, we're the Mid Atlantic. It's soda, not pop. It's a sub, not a hoagie. It's the beach not the shore and we drink water not "Wooder". It's acceptable to say "where y'all goin?" in short of "where are you going?" It's pizza not pie. It's DC not Washington. We know what bad traffic really looks like, how to use a traffic circle, and how to pump our own gas. We know what and where the Naval Academy is. It's not unusual to eat at a resturant with no shirts, no shoes, and your boat parked out front. We love crabs, corn, and beer. There is no place like it.
Harford county rocks!
by anonymous April 21, 2005
A little bit of everywhere else, plus an ass ton of Old Bay seasoning.
Maryland is the only place where you can purchase Old Bay flavored potato chips.
by mandarinmarie August 29, 2005
America in minature. There is basically nothing in america that won't also be found in maryland. we have the rich and the poor, farmland, beaches, cities, oceans, and bays, republicans and democrats, anything you name it. We have the orioles and the ravens who kick butt most of the time. Baltimore, which might as well be the capital, is the stronghold of maryland. in baltimore you will notice an accent that is different from the rest of the people in maryland cause yes we do say stuff like wooder instead of water. o yea, and if you live in maryland and don't eat the famous crabs, you are considered to be weird. in short, maryland is the best state to live in if you want to experience america.
person 1: i want to live in one place but still explore all of america
person 2: o just move to maryland then.
person 2: o just move to maryland then.
by maryland chica May 17, 2005
an awesome state that isn't too hick-filled, but not all snotty like other states up north.
maryland is the illest state
by Spamee February 03, 2004
Where the crabs are damn good, where the "Hood" is in a suburb, where one of the richest counties is 20 minutes away from D.C., where D.C. is D dot C dot, where the UMD Terrapins will smash anybody, where there is a tree every two feet and where you can be shot(B-more) 30 minutes away from a bougie neighborhood.
Mo County and B-Ville STAND UP!!
by PB Panther-ette July 23, 2005
Seventh state admitted to Union. Population, ~5.5 million. Has one of the country's largest metro areas (Baltimore-Washington corridor), one of the larger public universities in the country (UMD), and once proud sports franchises (Orioles). Has a dual identity, as it's both a Mid-Atlantic state and a Southern state, because it's south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
"The chaining and gagging of Bobby Seale / Somebody tell these Maryland Governors to be for real." - Gil Scott-Heron
by madprophetridx June 20, 2003