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Old 05-07-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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I don't live in Minnesota yet so I was glad to find this. I might be able to blend in more lol. So it's obviously a spoof but how far off or on is it? Now I'll be in Rochester which I think is very different with Mayo and ibm.

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Old 05-07-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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I don't live in Minnesota yet so I was glad to find this. I might be able to blend in more lol. So it's obviously a spoof but how far off or on is it? Now I'll be in Rochester which I think is very different with Mayo and ibm.

Video: How To Talk Minnesotan | Watch TPT Documentaries Online | TPT Video
This is based on Howard Mohr's book of the same name. People who are native to Minnesota will have some of these habits/characteristics. You'll hear about hot dishes and may experience the long goodbyes. I haven't watched the whole thing yet for more tips, but I do have the book. Haven't looked at it in a long time though. In my experience, you see more of the stuff in the book (and video I'm sure) in Northern Minnesota. You'll not find too much of it in Roch, except the previously mentioned stuff like hot dishes and other foods and long goodbyes. It's fun, though, to learn this stuff because it really did seem more like the kind of life in the book/video when I was growing up in Northern Minnesota. Helpful tip: Avoid lutefisk. If you want to try it, try it some place other than home.
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure I will skip the lutefisk. Just in my couple visits for house hunting, I noticed the long good bye. Even with wait staff.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:53 PM
 
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This has always killed me. Brought to you by the Dayton-Hudson corp. Then at 25 seconds in there's a shot of a Donaldson's store. Uff da!
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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When I moved to Texas many people tried to get me to speak like that.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:52 AM
 
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This has always killed me. Brought to you by the Dayton-Hudson corp. Then at 25 seconds in there's a shot of a Donaldson's store. Uff da!
Haha I am sure I missed the inside jokes
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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When I moved to Texas many people tried to get me to speak like that.
Well I'm coming from Houston-area Texas. People might try to get me to speak with a Texas accent. They will be disappointed.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:06 AM
 
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Well I'm coming from Houston-area Texas. People might try to get me to speak with a Texas accent. They will be disappointed.
All it will take is one "y'all" instead of "you guys" and they'll giggle.

This video showed promise, but I honestly thought it was pretty poorly executed. For a genuine taste of MN culture, I'd recommend you tube searching "MN Hockey Hair 2015". Funny stuff.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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Well I'm coming from Houston-area Texas. People might try to get me to speak with a Texas accent. They will be disappointed.

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