Fitting in often requires us to walk the walk and talk the talk. We’re all about helping you feel at home, so we’ve put together this list of Minnesotan phrases and scenarios guaranteed to have you blending in like a pro.
The token Minnesotan expression for communicating overwhelm, good or bad.
While this phrase might immediately bring the famous nineties cartoon Bobby’s World to mind, it does in fact claim a prominent space in everyday conversation as the Midwestern equivalent of “Know what I mean?”. Innocuously tacked onto the end of sentences, its purpose lies in keeping the listener interested and in line with the subject matter.
An enthusiastic and cheerful affirmation, because sometimes a plain old “Yes” just doesn’t cut it.
The correct way to say “soda”.
The correct way to say “casserole”. Most specifically, a casserole involving tater tots, a protein, a vegetable and “cream of such-and-such” soup.
Any location, in any direction outside the Twin Cities in which a lake and relatively unoccupied land come together, so basically anywhere.
The rallying cry for the Minnesotan Vikings and a good omen for epic sporting moments.
The two cheerful fellas on the Target Field sign shaking hands over the Mississippi River and grinning over the proceedings.
How to express your adoration for something adorable in a timely manner.
The Minnesotan version of “Duck, Duck, Goose”, complete with infinite trickery options (“Green Duck!”) and its own Midwestern flair.
Far from leafy greens, a Minnesotan salad consists of jello, marshmallow and fruit chunks.
A condiment bath for your steak.
It couldn’t actually be any worse.
The thirty-minute timer for actual departure begins now.
The state equivalent of your annoying younger sibling.
A fleeting, much coveted season in which being indoors during daylight hours is regarded as highly unusual. Festival time!
The standard to measure all other flurries against. I know – I was there.
A much anticipated event in which the excitement of a raffle meets tasty meats and cold brews. See bucket list #4.
What you put your meat raffle winnings in!