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Old 04-25-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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I agree with El Rhino - these are funny but quite a few of them are for Minnesota. Uff da! in Iowa? Not that I know of...

I don't know, north of Story City and on they think Ole and Lena jokes are funny, just not as much as our neighbors to the north. Northern Iowa has a lot of Norwegians thus the term "Iowegian". Decorah has quite a bit.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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it should be "95% of your graduating class went to Iowa b/c Iowa State sucks and only 5% of your class is clueless enough to attend it."
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:36 AM
 
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I've heard people from Decorah say "uff da." I'm like, pardon me? I have no idea what it means. They also tell those Ole jokes, which must be funny if that's your heritage.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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You know your from Iowa when your out touring around other states, people turn to each other and point out that
I O W A stands for
Idiots
Out
Wandering
Around.

Its a joke, I swear, one told to me by someone from Nebraska. Its not my personal believe that Iowa has anymore idiots then any other states.
I always say that I'd rather be an Idiot Out Wandering Around Nowhere, than an idiot not wondering around at all
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Come on, it's not meant to be taken that literally. We do occasionally get some snow on/around Halloween though.

I think most of these were from the "you might be from Minnesota if.." list though.
I'm just saying a more extreme date where that actually happens would be April fools day.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: IN
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I've heard people from Decorah say "uff da." I'm like, pardon me? I have no idea what it means. They also tell those Ole jokes, which must be funny if that's your heritage.
uff da. "I am overwhelmed" right now.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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You have no problem spelling "Des Moines"
Or pronouncing it. : - )
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Jackson, Mn
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EXTREME northern Iowa, and ALL of Minnesota (pronounced "mi-nah-SO-dah") loves the UFF-DA and the Ole and Lena thing!!
This transplant from Moline, Illinois to SW Mn is getting used to it!!
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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You know you're from Iowa when:
You call from out of state to a random florist and order flowers for your mother in law...you start to give the lady your mother in laws address, and she says, "Oh, honey I don't need it, I know where she lives..."

This just happened to me this morning! I'm in CA, and ordered Mothers Day flowers for my mother in law in Iowa.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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You know you're from Iowa when:
You call from out of state to a random florist and order flowers for your mother in law...you start to give the lady your mother in laws address, and she says, "Oh, honey I don't need it, I know where she lives..."

This just happened to me this morning! I'm in CA, and ordered Mothers Day flowers for my mother in law in Iowa.
lol sounds like she lives in a very homey town.
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