I just need to vent, because I don't get this.
You call one of your girlfriends on the phone to catch up and, inevitably, one of you will begin to explain a situation that's bothering you. It could be about your job, your relationship, or that annoyingly rude customer service rep you talked to yesterday about an incorrect charge on your credit card. When you're finished, the other person usually says something like, "Oh, I know!" or "I hate that" or "My husband does that and it drives me crazy!" or the succinct "Totally!"
In certain part of Connecticut, people don't say those things. They tell you they *get* it - "I get it." I have never heard that before I moved up here, and let me tell you, it's starting to drive me crazy.