Yesterday, I asked my Facebook friends to share with me their thoughts on this topic. What are things that ONLY Minnesotans understand about our state? From the amount of times it takes us to say goodbye, to talking about 'the cities'...here's your answers:

  • Duck Duck Grey Duck.....Nick said,"49 states get this wrong, especially Iowa. We're the only one that gets it right."
  • People from Minnesota understand that you may sit in the passing lane all you like without ceding your space. Ever.  -Stephen
  • Slow, lethargic reactions to each event in the checkout lines with a supreme indifference to the balance of humanity, some of whom wish to leave the store at some point.- Stephen
  • How to say most of the city names. -Cyndi
  • Goodbyes! -Chrissy
  • Ice Fishing! - Nick
  • How to spend a billion dollars on a team that has never won. -Pete
  • Pop not soda. -Connie.  My friend and fellow musician Mark replied, "Hillbillies from Kentucky say pop too."  In which I replied, "I think I brought the word POP to the state of Kentucky when I moved their in 1992."
  • Ufda - Todd
  • Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are FROM Bemidji Minnesota-Caleb
  • Twin Cities??? - Judy
  • So, then.....-DC
  • So...anyways..... -Michelle
  • Goolosh! Ufda! Pop! Up Nort- Tiffany
  • "Are Ya ready to go?" People in other states say "Go where." And..every other state says we have a weird accent. Nah-uh! -Bethany
  • How to pronounce certain cities like Wayzata, or the reference to 'the cities." -Tom
  • What are you referring to, if you say "the range." -David
  • I've lived here for over twenty years. I sitll don't understand how one can refer to a dish that only consists of pudding, coo whip and crushed cookies as a salad. That is a dessert. -Mary
  • "Oh...furh....."  -Rebecca
  • "oh fur cute", "Oh for sweet.."  -
  • You know your a Minnesota when you have a beard so you don't have to wear a neckators...-Chanda
  • Karaoke is pronounced Ka-Row-kee..-Cindy
  • Da Fishing Opener, don't cha ya know - Mark
  • Yeah- You Betcha-Mark
  • oohhh nooooo -Mark
  • You mean it's not surrounded by mountains and snow foree all winter with green leaves on the trees like on TV? Mary
  • I didn't Say that -Mary
  • Hot dish...Tator Tot Hot dish- Patty
  • Mosquito- Heather
  • Meat Raffles - Cheree
  • Ole and Lena - Brian
  • Wearing shorts and a sweatshirt - Tiffany
  • ISH...or ISHY - Rayford
  • The only state where your heat is on in the morning and your AC is on at night -Val
  • So cold your nose hairs stick together - Heidi
  • Goin up nort...or up north to the cabin - Don
  • Why no one cooks beans up here -Anthony, my true Kentuckian friend.