If You Can Pronounce These 7 Words, You’ve Lived In North Dakota For Far Too Long
North Dakotans don’t speak a different language from other states, but our dialect is heavily influenced by a few other languages. That results in our using some words most people wouldn’t be able to pronounce. If you’ve lived in the Peace Garden State all of your life, then you definitely can pronounce these specific words plus know exactly how to say certain city names that might trip an out-of-stater up. Do you know the correct way to say them all?
How many of them did you know how to pronounce? What other words do you think non-North Dakotans not know how to say? Let us know! If you knew these, you may also be familiar with these classic NoDak phrases.
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Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.