Urban Dictionary Defines East Haddam

The town, as defined by the edgy online Dictionary, "is clearly the best place on Earth."

With seemingly tongue-in-cheek humor, Urban Dictionary offers this explanation of East Haddam:

East Haddam is beautiful, wonderful, caring, loving, happy, and an all around terrific place to live! There is a lot to do in East Haddam, such as going to see a show at the historic Goodspeed Opera House that has spawned Broadway shows.

Additionally, East Haddam is known for its wide variety of delicious food. The award-winning Village Pizza is right in the center of town, and CT's No. 1 Family Restaurant Hilltop BBQ is located just a few steps away from the wonderful Moodus center.

Additionally, East Haddam is home to beautiful homes and most famously, Gillette Castle, which is rated the most scenic place in CT. East Haddam boasts one of the best school systems in the state, under the leadership of the renowed superintendent who makes sure students get to school in any type of weather (3 feet of snow included).

Additionally, East Haddam has two of its own news publications- the fishwrapper and the renowed Patch. Also in the mix is Gristmill Market, where you can buy anything your heart has ever desired.

East Haddam is clearly the best place on Earth.

My favorite definition of East Haddam, however, that the dictionary features is this simple one-liner:

A town, located in Connecticut, that is so small every one knows each other.

The Urban Dictionary is "a veritable cornucopia of streetwise lingo, posted and defined by its readers."

The good life in East Haddam February 20, 2013 at 04:47 PM
You didn't read the whole thing: It is about 20 minutes from anything and is home to a subpar school system that seldom gives back to the community in way of facility use. Within, there is the Gristmill Market and a 7-11 which is either inhabited by pale students who think they're ghetto, or students in their brand new pick up trucks that think they're hicks. There are no stop lights, only two blinking red lights to indicate a stop sign at a four way intersection, and the town is generally not allowed to open any sort of chain or franchise because it is categorized as a historical town. Made famous by Fox Hopyard golf course, the historical Goodspeed Opera House and the multi-championship winning high school softball team (accredited to the fact that there are hardly any other sports to play in the Nathan Hale-Ray school system), East Haddam has a small tourist population mostly consisting of the elderly in the summer time. There is a bad teen alcohol, teen drug use, and teen un-safe sex problem in East Haddam that most parents tend to ignore or enable, often times accredited to the fact that East Haddam is boring.
Wendy Vincent February 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM
No, I didn't. LOL That must have been on the next page! Everyone is entitled to their opinion and these two diverging "definitions" sure showcase that. Note to self: Next time, read the next page. :)
BitterBetty February 21, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Seriously, who wrote this? "One of the best school systems in the state..." Where did that fact come from?? How about the fact that there is next to zero community activities/events for families/kids/teens. Why don't we count all the decrepit abandoned buildings in town? This write up is more like an urban legend - noun - a modern story of obscure origin and with little or no supporting evidence that spreads spontaneously in varying forms and often has elements of humor, moralizing, or horror!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »