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NEM
10-28-2006, 12:38 AM
Oooooooooooooooooooooo Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
;D

Just joshin ya.

Startin to get excited about the game Monday, as the weekend creeps in.

SKOL
10-28-2006, 01:07 AM
Generally not in the Twin Cities area, it's pretty diverse but not noticably Scandinavian, at least not by accent.
Down on da farm doh dere's a whole lota dem dere Svedes and Norvegians, ya-a-ah.

BloodyHorns82
10-28-2006, 02:33 AM
I was just on a business trip up north in Crookston, MN.
The place I was working at was ran by three skandis
We nick-named them Ole, Sven, and Lena.
They totally had the accent!
It was great.
Very nice, polite, and friently people though.

singersp
10-28-2006, 06:32 AM
I've lived in Minnesota most of my life & have yet to here a Scandanavian accent. Especially like the one they portrayed in "Fargo". You might find certain sections of the state that are rich in their heritage & speak with the accent, but it is far from the norm.

jack44
10-28-2006, 06:43 AM
From Bemidji, MN - and I must say - the women have a much worse accent than the men up here.
However,
every time I travel to another region I catch a hard time about my accent so maybe I'm just too used to it.

NodakPaul
10-28-2006, 06:51 AM
The accent does exist in here in North Dakota, but not nearly to the extent that it did in the movie "Fargo".
I catch myself saying Oh Yeah and uf-da sometimes.

When I lived in the Twin Cities I never heard an accent.

Marrdro
11-02-2006, 11:28 AM
Born and raised in Grand Rapids and Northome MN.
When I enlisted in the service I was pretty much ragged on for saying like the following:

You Betcha
Hotdish
PoP
Lutefisk
Polka
How I said Boat
Oofda

Even now (been gone 25 years or so) I still get asked if I am from Mn/Wi and when family visit I can pick up the accent but in no way is it as bad as how it was depicted in Fargo.
;D

WisconsinSucks
11-02-2006, 12:19 PM
I grew up in Brainerd and have never heard the end of the WJJY Cash Call clip.

For anyone who han't heard it here's the link.

http://www.fugly.com/audio/423/Brainerd_Cash_Call.html

Ahhhh Geeeeezsh thats bad.

twiztedfait
11-02-2006, 12:24 PM
"WisconsinSucks" wrote:


I grew up in Brainerd and have never heard the end of the WJJY Cash Call clip.

For anyone who han't heard it here's the link.

http://www.fugly.com/audio/423/Brainerd_Cash_Call.html

Ahhhh Geeeeezsh thats bad.


I LOVE the cash call clips.
KQ plays them from time to time in the cities.

As far as hearing the Fargo style accent, I have.
My Grandmother is really bad.
She turns everything into a hotdish, loves to make lutifisk (it is actully really good if you can get past the smell), lefsa *drool*, and ends every sentance with yaa, or you betcha.

As a joke I tought my son to say you betcha,
it goes over really well at familly gatherings.
Everyone loves it.

PurplePeopleEaters
11-02-2006, 12:29 PM
Back when I lived in Minneapolis I had the accent to an extent. You don't notice it when you're there because it becomes part of regular every day speak. Like people from minnesota probably notice southern accents easily. When I go back to minnesota I really notice it.. sometimes I pick up on it too. it's weird.

cajunvike
11-02-2006, 01:35 PM
I got a book and cassette tape called "How to Talk Minnesotan"...now I can communicate with the natives easily, DONTCHA KNOW!!!


http://www.highbridgeaudio.com/howtotalmin.html

HILARIOUS!!!

Metrodump
11-02-2006, 01:55 PM
Hey dass pritty good lol.!!

But theys lotsa mo ways to be speakin, naturaly
;D

twiztedfait
11-02-2006, 02:19 PM
"cajunvike" wrote:


I got a book and cassette tape called "How to Talk Minnesotan"...now I can communicate with the natives easily, DONTCHA KNOW!!!


http://www.highbridgeaudio.com/howtotalmin.html

HILARIOUS!!!



I saw that show at the Plymouth Playhouse last year.
It was so damn funny.


I really enjoyed the hotdish song, and the "worship" of the jello salad

lakehubertviking
11-02-2006, 02:32 PM
"WisconsinSucks" wrote:


I grew up in Brainerd and have never heard the end of the WJJY Cash Call clip.

For anyone who han't heard it here's the link.

http://www.fugly.com/audio/423/Brainerd_Cash_Call.html

Ahhhh Geeeeezsh thats bad.


That's pretty good.
I love the last guy with the pair of choppers.
Probably doesn't make sense over most of the country.
I'm from Brainerd/Nisswa and I notice it now (also more noticeable with women than men) when I call or visit home.
When I first left home I'd get clowned for saying pop vice soda and the way i said "bag", "lag" etc.
But I've either adapted or been shamed out of it because I don't hear it much anymore.

Freya
11-02-2006, 02:32 PM
OK. First off, I don't know alot of people that say "doncha know"?
Usually I hear,
"eh"?, "ya know"? Ye pickin up what I'm laying down"? and "HEY you paying attention"?

Still, the book is pretty right on and mostly funny when it isn't insulting. ;D

Marrdro
11-04-2006, 07:29 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:


I got a book and cassette tape called "How to Talk Minnesotan"...now I can communicate with the natives easily, DONTCHA KNOW!!!


http://www.highbridgeaudio.com/howtotalmin.html

HILARIOUS!!!



Cajun, if the book is by Howard Mohr I have the same book.
A friend gave it to me a few years back.
How bout a Little Lunch
;D

BadlandsVikings
11-04-2006, 09:10 AM
Uff Da Yah sure Yah bethca, Would Ya like sum beatballs with yer lutefisk?

Vikes
11-04-2006, 11:26 AM
Hell ya it exists especially in the Dakota's.

Call Wellsfargo Student loan services and you can hear it all day.

http://www.wellsfargo.com