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Old 09-13-2009, 11:08 AM
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Originally Posted by cats307 View Post
Whenever I have talked to anyone on the phone from another state they immediately pick up on the accent and guess Fargo....I guess we say our O's as a long OOOOOO. And I was a transplant from San diego 35 yrs ago. But the movie never used uffdah and that is a standard norwegian saying.
First time I heard Jesse Ventura speak, it cracked me up because he says "MinneeSOOOOta" exactly like any good Norwegian does

Old 09-17-2009, 12:23 AM
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I've met a few people around here who talk like that, but no one I know personally has an accent that thick. It was definitely exaggerated for the movie.
Old 02-08-2010, 06:31 PM
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Sorry to bring this thread back, but so far, everyone I've spoken to in ND has had a thick "Fargo" accent. Not as thick as the movie, but still very noticeable. No offense to anyone, I love North Dakota and I'm proud to call it my new home, but I definitely hear an accent. I like it.
Old 02-08-2010, 11:36 PM
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I love the accent too.
Old 02-11-2010, 04:02 AM
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i'm unsure what people mean by "accent", espcially when they tell me i have one. working in a mid-upper hotel, i speak to people from around the world and hear almost every accent. my way of speaking is almost as neutral as possible because i pronounce words the way they are supposed to be pronounced, with proper grammar to boot. the term "accent" is amorphous and bothersome.
Old 02-12-2010, 04:11 AM
Location: Fargo, ND
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Well when we hear people from England, we say accent and they speak "proper english" so... Either way I think that movie gave people the general idea that it's a Fargo thing when in actuality I feel it's a Northern MinneSOOODA thing.

And to add to it we do say Pop when the bottle or can says "Soda" Alot of us say Creyon when the box says Crayon or Pellow when it's actually a pillow or beg when it's a bag . But who cares? If you know what we're saying it's not a language barrier or a breakdown in communication.
Old 02-14-2010, 06:25 AM
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Contrary to opinions, this forum is to help people decide on moving choices to North Dakota. Not how to capitalize a sentence. I don't see how that's conducive to making decisions on North Dakota.

Take your arguments elsewhere.

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