What is a ‘Bangorism’ you may ask? ‘Bangorisms’ can be a person, it can be a place, or it can be a thing. It is a characteristic that people identify with Bangor and our community. Bangorisms are unique to Bangor and add to our quality of life.
The Coffeepot is a perfect example of a ‘Bangorism’. Ask someone not from Bangor what a coffee pot is and they will answer “Something you make coffee in”. But to a native Bangorian, a coffee pot is a cultural phenomenon. An Italian sandwich so mouth watering that people will line up a half an hour early to satisfy their craving.
More examples of ‘Bangorisms’? The Thomas Hill Standpipe. The Seadog. Stephen & Tabitha King’s home on West Broadway. The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront, Bass Park. All of these contribute to Bangor’s rich cultural and historical elements.
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Can you think of a ‘Bangorism’? Let us know what you think!