Quote passed along to me: "In Massachusetts we don't say 'I love you,' we say 'I'm stopping at Dunkins. Ya want anything?' and I think that's really beautiful."
Almost as true in NH, less so in Maine. Not so much in VT. I don't know much about how it is in RI, but I'll bet it's strong there. It's humorous, but there actually is some clear insight into culture in that one.