What are Minnesotans known for saying?

As you’ll see in the movies “Fargo” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, Minnesotans are known for elongating the letters ‘a’ and ‘o’ in speech. For example, ‘bag’ becomes ‘bahg’. However, if you want to sound more like a native, use these Minnesota sayings below.

Why do Minnesotans say ope?

In Minnesota we don’t say “excuse me”. We say “ope” which directly translates to “oh excuse me kind sir/lady, I did not mean to bump into you, please accept my apology as I am a fellow midwesterner and meant you no harm”.

How do you say bag in MN?

So most folks say “bag” like you might expect, /băg/. Minnesotans say it a little different. We say it like /bayg/ or sometimes like /beg/. Most commonly we use it in a context like this, “Next time yer in da Piggly Wiggly, pick up some milk in a bayg.”

How do Minnesotans say sure?

You betcha = Agreement Sure, you might hear this in other places too, but it’s really popular in MN. “You betcha” is a way to agree with someone or say yes.

Why do I say Melk?

You may have noticed that the way Canadians speak is changing and the reason why words sound different these days is because linguists have confirmed we’re going through the Canadian Vowel Shift. “Milk” is being pronounced more like “melk.” The word “dress” is starting to sound like “drass.”

Why do people from Minnesota talk so weird?

Over generations, the speech patterns have been passed down. According to the 2000, 67 percent of Minnesotans had some sort of Swedish, German or Norwegian heritage. “You learn it from you parents and they learn it from their parents,” Spartz said.

How religious is Minnesota?

The Pew Research Center’s 2015 Religious Landscape Study finds Christians make up 74 percent of Minnesotans, slightly higher than the national number of 71 percent. Non-Christian faiths are 5 percent and 20 percent of Minnesotans consider themselves unaffiliated.

Is the Minnesota accent real?

According to native Minnesotan Dr. John Spartz, the Minnesota accent is actually an Upper Midwest dialect that includes Minnesota, parts of North Dakota and South Dakota, northern Iowa and western Wisconsin.

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