8 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Minnesota has been mocked for its dialect for years. Our accents are imagined to be as exaggerated as those in the Minnesota native Coen Brothers’ 1996 movie entitled Fargo. We’re not as ridiculous as we may seem, but there are definitely specific words that you’ll only understand if you’re from Minneapolis or Saint Paul. Here are eight of them:

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It can be argued that language is one of the most fascinating components of the human experience. A word or phrase that means one thing in a part of the world can mean something entirely different in a different part of the globe. Minnesota might have some silly sounding words and phrases, but they’re an imperative part of our vocabulary. We wouldn’t be Minneapolis or Saint Paul without our own dialect. What’s your favorite unique Minnesotan word or phrase? Let us know in the comments below!

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