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New England Shennogies: The Worst of New England Humor
Article and photos by Eric Hurwitz. Page created on 10/1/2018 .

New England Shenoogies date back to the Knights of the Roundtable in the 14th Century when the court jester hid the king's bifocals so he couldn't read any humorous readings on his SmartPhone. Eventually disappearing from society until the 16th century, Shenoogies made a strong comeback in the book section of the now defunct Woolworth's Department Store. Losing popularity once again, however, after a tremendous five-month run, New England Shenoogies became a household name in the 17th Century when a gas station in South Taunton, Mass., gave free copies of the regionalized humor to customers after each purchase of gas.

We are proud to revive the lost art of New England Shenoogies here on VisitingNewEngland. Some of the local humor is obvious and some might take some time to reflect. Other passages border on being a complete waste of time. I also supplied each Shenoogie with a hashtag, just in case you'd like to share them on social media. If not, that's OK. I completely understand. Enjoy them all!

New England Shenoogies for the week of Oct. 1, 2018
1. Shelburne Falls. I hope he is OK. (#ConcernForOthers)
2. If you are looking to worship eggs, please consider going to Holyoke. (#EggscellentPun)
3. When recommending New England travel destinations to someone you don't like, tell them to go straight to Hull. (#ToHullAndBack)
4. I found religion on Cape Cod. I feel Bourne again. (#InCodWeTrust)

5. If the Massachusetts towns of Shirley and Templeton ever merged, would it be called Shirley Temple? (#DrinkingTowns)
6. Making doughnuts at Honey Dew Donuts should be called Dew Process. (#TheHoleTruth)
7. It's a good thing The Big E State Fair isn't located in Falmouth.  It would then be called The Big Mouth. (#UnfortunateMergerNames)
8. In Pawtucket, R.I., you might all of a spudden see the Mr. Potato Statue. (#EyeLikeThisHumor)
9. If a group formed in Warren, R.I., to make the world a better place, would it be called Warren Peace? (#TwistedTolstoy)
10. If the town of Sherman, Conn., and Peabody, Mass., merged, would it be called Sherman and Peabody? (#BadCartoonPuns)
11. I heard of this couple who got married in Union, Conn.  It was called a Grand Union. (#WeddingHumor)).

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