Fryeburg Fair Files 2015: Is that a euphemism for smoking weed, or…


My favorite game to play at the fair is “Was what I just overheard a euphemism for sneaking away to smoke weed?”

Example: “The guy at the tilt-a-whirl wants to talk to you.”

(Definitely a euphemism for sneaking away to smoke weed.)

Other examples:

  • “It’s my turn to clean the fryolator.”
  • “Want me to pick you up a deep fried Oreo?”
  • “Can you give me a hand sheering the sheep?”

Friends and readers made these suggestions:

  • “Let’s talk to the man with the horse.”
  • “You must be this high to enjoy this ride”
  • “I think the pig races are about to start.”
  • “Have you tried the pottoncandy?”

And the always classic, always straight up about smoking weed:

  • “Safety meeting!”

With much appreciated input by Tony Halsey, Kevin Fahrman, Sean Wilkinson, An Anomai and Greta Rybus.

Click here for Fryeburg Fair meditations from years past.

Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.