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It's nice out, you should walk, dontchaknow?

I heard a discussion on Amazons, and all I could think of was this bit.

Hey Minnesotans. Do your moms REALLY talk like this?

Should open at 1h28m

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My mom mostly doesn't. However, some of my aunts do.

Also, you should watch this:</p>

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=DShEhj_DVsY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DDShEhj_DVsY


Your link doesn't work, but I searched for that first one. OMG Bertine! It's hilarious!

OK. I'd have to learn to not touch touch people and to angle myself away when talking, but I could totally do this Minnesotan thing. Pass me some organ meat and cashew hot dish!

The angle while talking is super important. People will know you aren't from here if you make eye contact

What I say is, what's wrong with a monotone? At least you don't startle anybody.

My mom doesn't but I know many people that do :)

Did you make hot dish in Florida?


My mom *can* talk like that. She mostly doesn't, but sometimes it slips out.

She definitely says, "Oh, for heaven's sake!" more than the average person.

That along with, "Yeah. Well," count as full and complete arguments.

My mom says "Holy Mackerel!" a lot. But it sounds like "ho-lee-ma-crow!"

And she uses expressions like
"This room looks like a cyclone hit it!"
And
"They've got that like Carter has pills". (I used to think she meant Jimmy, or Billy, but Carter is an old pill manufacturer)

And she makes up verbs.

Me "Mom can I have a cookie?"
Mom. "I'll 'cookie', you!"


"They've got that like Carter has pills". (I used to think she meant Jimmy, or Billy, but Carter is an old pill manufacturer)

That's adorable. And also kinda confusing. But so is the "I'll cookie, you!" What is that supposed to MEAN, even? Why does it sound kind of threatening?

I love mom-sayings. My grandma (and now mom) called things "old hat". Like: "I suppose that using the internet is old hat for you, but it's new to me."


I shouldn't comment in the middle of the night. It's more like

"You need that like Carter needs pills"
Or
"She's got more of that than Carter has pills"

Waitaminute. I use Old Hat.
Get off my lawn!


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