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Desc:DON'T stick out like a sore thumb
Category:Classic TV Clips, Educational
Tags:minnesota, howard mohr
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Comment count is 18
Jet Bin Fever - 2012-11-23
This was full of revelations for me. If I knew anyone moving to Minnesota I would happily share this with them.
Bort - 2012-11-23
You mean you would share it with them and couldn't complain.

Adham Nu'man - 2012-11-23
Not too bad, pass the butter please.
Oscar Wildcat - 2012-11-23
Incredible! The home of the ViQueens gets it's 15 minutes.
1394 - 2012-11-23
I have his book, it's outstanding.
That guy - 2012-11-30
It's not bad.

Old_Zircon - 2012-11-23
I had no idea some of these were regional. I've heard "you bet" and "that's different" pretty regularly in New England for my whole life. they aren't common but they don't seem exotic.
Old_Zircon - 2012-11-23
"Whatever" is pretty ubiquitous, too.

Also, this video is fantastic.

Old_Zircon - 2012-11-23
The more I watch the more I feel like maybe I should move to Minnesota, since they're pretty much describing how I talk and act all the time.

chumbucket - 2012-11-24
My father is a 5th generation (or more) Vermonter and has used "that's different" to complain about my mother's cooking as long as I can remember.

memedumpster - 2012-11-23
This is the most consistently laugh out loud funny thing I have seen in forever.
Old_Zircon - 2012-11-23
I was really surprised to learn he wrote for Prairie Home Companion, since this is so good and Prairie Home companion is awful.

boner - 2012-11-24
I've been led to believe that the mushroom soup / canned vegetables / crispy onion abomination is an American Thanksgiving tradition
sjohnson301 - 2012-11-24
I grew up in Minneapolis and most of my family still lives in MN. My grandfather had a farm up in Pine County in the town of Sandstone. He could only hear out of one ear, so often times he would spend an hour talking with neighbors where he only heard roughly half of the conversation. He solved the problem by replying "Yaaowp" to everything, whether he heard you or not. Seemed to work just fine, considering most hour-long conversations only consisted of 10 words or less.

The big taboo in MN is "making a fuss" about anything. Keep your head down, don't complain about anything unless it has to do with the weather or sports teams, and don't use too many words when a simple "Oh yah?" will do.
sjohnson301 - 2012-11-24
Also I didn't watch the whole video so maybe I'm missing something but the 'yooper' tag probably doesn't belong. That normally refers to the hearty folks who live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Minnesotans have nothing to do with Michigan riff raff, as their scorn is usually reserved for Iowans and Wisconsinites. Yah der hey.

Dumb Lamer - 2012-11-24
Yah, I agree with sjohnson301. We're not yoopers.

Dumb Lamer - 2012-11-24
Wow, I know a lot of older Minnesotans who do the stuff at the beginning of the video, but people my age still never let you leave parties. Combining the Minnesota goodbye with booze, makes it even harder to leave.

We've actually snuck out parties, because the hosts would give us the third degree when we said that we wanted to leave. We're sometimes even rude (for Minnesotans) with replies like "Yes, we have enough cookies."
Scrimmjob - 2014-07-13
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by twin cities public tv. Fuck yourself twin cities public tv!
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