11 Strange Habits Every Minnesotan Will Defend To The Death
Most Minnesotans aren’t afraid to admit that we have a few quirks. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t proud of them. Here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, we’re so proud of the weird things Minnesotans do that we’re willing to defend them until the very end. Here are 11 quirks that only Minnesotans will understand.
Do you share any of these strange habits? Any others you’d like to add? Let us know, and in the meantime catch up on more relatable parts of living in Minnesota by checking out this list of phrases and words said here.
Weird Things Minnesotans Do
What are some other relatable things about Minnesota?
Living in the Land of 10,000 lakes is both great and not for everyone. Even though many people think of Minnesota as being “far north,” it’s still part of tornado alley. But don’t be surprised if you see no one blinking an eye or panicking to the tornado siren going off if it’s noon on the first specific weekday of the month. Everyone’s used to that! Many people in Minnesota are descended from Scandinavian immigrants, which is where terms like “uff da” come from. It’s also the reason you’ll find tasty foods like lefse here.
What are the best things about living in Minnesota?
Minnesota is full of opportunities. With everything from quiet small towns to big cities, people can find their favorite way of living easily. Even if people want to live in an urban environment, an escape into nature is never far. The beautiful lakes and forests are perfect for camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing… the list goes on. There are plenty of good people in Minnesota who are always willing to help out and be a friend, even if they’re really a stranger. The “Minnesota nice” is one of the best parts of living here.
What are other strange habits that Minnesotans have?
There are some funny things about Minnesota that people do, whether they realize it or not. Though it may seem normal to Minnesotans, taking a car hauling a small house out onto a frozen lake seems pretty insane to people from other states. This is pretty common practice in the winter for those who are avid ice fishers in the Land of 10,000 lakes. It’s also somewhat strange for out-of-staters to see people brag about the cool butter sculptures they saw at the state fair. Butter isn’t a normal sculpting material, and yet there is a huge display of impressive creations made from the very stuff each year.