Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
You Know You're From Minnesota When...  
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4739 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

The Welcome to Texas thread reminded me of this:

You know you're from Minnesota when:

The weather is usually 80% of your conversation.

When you say "down south" you're referring to Iowa.

You call highways "freeways."

Snow tires came standard on your car.

You've never taken public transportation.

75% of your graduating high school class went to the University of Minnesota.

"Perkins" was the only hangout option in high school.

You assume when you say "The Cities" people know where you're talking about.

You can list all the "-dales."

People from other states love to hear you say words with "o"s in them.

In a conversation you've heard someone say "yah sure, you betcha" and you didn't laugh.

You could pinpoint exactly where each scene in the movie "Untamed Heart" was filmed.

You hate the movie "Fargo" but realize you and your entire family have that same accent.

You get mad at people who think Fargo is in Minnesota.

You know what Mille Lacs is and how to spell it.

You have fish boiled in lye for Christmas.

You know what "uff-da" means and how to use it properly.

You know the 2 sports-related reasons why we hate Dallas.

Nothing gets you madder than seeing a Green Bay sticker on a MN car.

The only reason you go to Wisconsin is to get fireworks.

You're a loyal Target shopper.

You've frozen your tongue on a metal handrail before.

You own an ice house, a snowmobile, and a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

You wear shorts when it's 50 degrees outside in March, but you bundle up and complain in August when it goes below 60.

You have gone trick-or-treating in 3 feet of snow.

You've not only walked across a lake, you've driven across one.

Everyone you know has a cabin or, at least, access to one.

You know that Lake Wobegon isn't real and you know who made it up, where they live, and exactly what you want to do about it.

You have friends who schedule their wedding in the middle of January without a thought about weather conditions.

You consider a six inch snowfall a blessing for "the cities" because it provides instant urban renewal.

You keep the snow tires on your truck all year because it ain't worth taking them off for only two months.

Your local Dairy Queen is closed from December through February.

You believe the only REAL vehicles have skis in front and a loud motor under your seat.

You consider snow banks to be "just another rough" on the golf course.

You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

You were delighted to get a miniature snow shovel for your 3rd birthday.

Your town isn't trying to be ironic when it plans a "winter carnival."

The temperature in March is above freezing for three days in a row, and you think it's summer.

You laugh out loud every time you see a news report about a blizzard shutting down the entire East Coast.

You think happiness is owning a "piece of lakeshore."

You never meet any celebrities except The "BODY"

You know what and where "Dinkytown" is.

When you talk about "opener" you are not talking about cans.

You have refused to buy something because it's too "spendy."

You believe that the Vikings would have won four Super Bowls by now if they were still playing in Metropolitan Stadium.

You are convinced the Twins will never win the pennant because the owners are too cheap to pay the good players, so they all leave.

Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

You grew up thinking rice was only for dessert.

You think that ketchup is a little too spicy.

Your gas station thinks "full service" means filling your gas tank, washing the windshield, checking the oil and being friendly to the customers.

You (or your parents) voted for Mondale.

You've seen "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Uptown.

You know that everyone has a city preference -- Minneapolis or St. Paul.

You can honestly claim Germanic / Scandinavian ancestors, and have been known to say "ya" instead of "yes"

Upon seeing an ocean for the first time, you say, "Hey! That looks like Lake Superior!"

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Minnesota.


911, where is your emergency?
19 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4739 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

You've never met any celebrities.
"Vacation" means going to Valleyfair.
You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
You measure distance in minutes.
You know several people who have hit a deer.
Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.
Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.
You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to town I wanna go with."
You carry jumper cables in your car.
You know what "cow tipping" and "snipe hunting" is.
You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.
You think that deer season is a national holiday.
You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
You find -20 degrees F "a little chilly".
You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction.
You know if another Minnesotan is from southern, middle or northern Minnesota as soon as they open their mouth.
You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your Minnesota friends.



911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4674 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

Alcohol has taken the place of water in your diet.

Holy water takes on a new meaning....  Smile



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

I almost pissed myself after reading this!! Here in IFP we get a ton of sno-birds from MN and those are so true!!! LOLOLOL

User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4665 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You Know You're From Minnesota When...

...'moosehead' is a midemeanor, not a beer.


User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4665 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You Know You're From Minnesota When...

....you can't get all of your entries in a single post!


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4627 times:

I got half of them even though I am not from there.
I would love to move just north of Duluth on Lake Superior someday.  Cool


-My parents voted for Mondale and I certainly would have too if I were old enough to vote.

Lots of great people come out of Minnesota. It seems like a quarter of San Francisco's population is from Minnesota.
Strange.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4623 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You Know You're From Minnesota When...

.....ya throw half a can of Moosehead out the car window at some "Friendlies" from Manitoba doin' 55 in the fast lane. F@$%ing Hosers !

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You Know You're From Minnesota When...

....you own "Slapshot" on VHS.



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

Thank you..... so funny tears are running down my face..... and I've been in a really down mood the last few weeks..... I'm going to print this out and hang it on my refrigerator.....

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You have fish boiled in lye for Christmas.

What is this food? Do you serve hominy with it? (corn soaked in lye)

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
When you talk about "opener" you are not talking about cans.

What does this mean?

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
Upon seeing an ocean for the first time, you say, "Hey! That looks like Lake Superior!"

Boy! I believe that! The only real camping I ever did was on the shore of Lake Superior while I was in college...... a storm of Biblical proportions came up..... washed everything away except us 4 Eastern hippies and a dog. I remember a great big watermelon washed up the next day..... it was delicious..... the state police helicopter circled us and bullhorned down, "Are you ALRIGHT?".... Well, except for being scared half out our minds.... yeah. Sure. You have to understand that us Eastern-ers have to get our kicks by riding the subway at 300am.... Nature is six letter word for us.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1):
You think that deer season is a national holiday.

Oh damned..... right. All those little Bambi-es biting the dust..... I get my venison from a market on Gansveroot St.... they even cut it into "stew" size.
I have trouble eating anything that's looked me in the eyes...... The subway is so much easier.

Jeez, thanks again..... I needed this post.

LLSmith



There's nothing more beautiful than flying into the dawn.
User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4546 times:

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 8):
Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You have fish boiled in lye for Christmas.

What is this food? Do you serve hominy with it? (corn soaked in lye)

Fish soaked in Lye = Lutefisk
Sorry, have never heard of hominy. Lutefisk is normally served with Lefse.

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 8):
Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
When you talk about "opener" you are not talking about cans.

What does this mean?

The "opener" referred to here is the Deer hunting opener, Fishing opener, Duck hunting opener, Pheasant hunting opener, etc.......


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

Lutfisk is a Cristmas dish, popular among the elderly here in old Sviden, and what is Lefse, the white souce served with potatoes and blackpepper??

Micke//SWE  old 



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineBasas From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 4483 times:

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 7):
.....ya throw half a can of Moosehead out the car window at some "Friendlies" from Manitoba doin' 55 in the fast lane. F@$%ing Hosers !

LOL!

Hey- 70's a big step up from our speed limits up here!


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 4475 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You call highways "freeways."

We call them that in California too. At least the big ones

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You know the 2 sports-related reasons why we hate Dallas.

Stars and Cowboys



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

That damned lutefisk. That crap is fish soaked in lye for two weeks. If it's not rinsed properly it can cause corrosive burns. It smells so bad after it's cooked that it makes some people sick. Always served the same way...with creamed peas and undercooked potatoes.

It's pretty bad when you have to wear a rubber apron, rubber boots, rubber gloves, a mask, and goggles to prepare a meal.



[Edited 2006-03-06 04:17:08]

User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

Best thread ever.

Isn't High School Hockey Championships a State Holiday? I remember classes in college being suspended due to the "big game".

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
In a conversation you've heard someone say "yah sure, you betcha" and you didn't laugh.

My Japanese wife picked this one up and still uses it.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1):
You carry jumper cables in your car.

You also carry an old rug and a blanket.

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You know that everyone has a city preference -- Minneapolis or St. Paul.

St. Paul...Saints. (Twins games bore the hell out of me. Slept through 4 innings once.)

You know you are not from Minnesota if more than half your graduating class members' names end in son, sen, land, lund, or holm.

You know your from Minnesota if you drink Caribou's coffee.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1):
You've never met any celebrities.

NO WAY! Loni Anderson (in Edina), Louis Anderson (at his art gallery in the Warehouse district), Prince (at Uptown..really short)

Just to let you all know...Prayin for Kirby. Hope he pulls out of his stroke.




P.S. Sadly I understood 100% of those and many could be applied to people in Wisconsin as well. I admit...I AM FROM WISCONSIN...



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4403 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 10):
Lutfisk is a Cristmas dish, popular among the elderly here in old Sviden, and what is Lefse, the white souce served with potatoes and blackpepper??

Lutefisk is the nasty Norwegian dish. Lefse is a potato-wrap with butter, sugar and cinnamon inside.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 13):
. That crap is fish soaked in lye for two weeks

Yep.



911, where is your emergency?
User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4364 times:

You know you're from Minnesota when upon further review Norm Green still sucks.
Also you know that Minnesota only has two seasons...Winter and July 28th!


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4358 times:

Haha, these are great, and so true. Being from Minnesota, I've seen this list many times before.

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):

You hate the movie "Fargo" but realize you and your entire family have that same accent.



Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
In a conversation you've heard someone say "yah sure, you betcha" and you didn't laugh.

I've been told by many people that I have the "Fargo" accent, and I have been known to say "yah, you betcha" on occasion. jpetekYXMD80 and COEWRNJ can vouch for me on that one.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 15):

Lutefisk is the nasty Norwegian dish.

Up nort der in Grand Marais, at Sven and Ole's Pizza, they have, IIRC, the first Lutefisk bar.

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You have refused to buy something because it's too "spendy."

I never realized that "spendy" was a Minnesotan term until I read the list for the first time. I've used that word for as long as I can remember.

Quoting KaiGywer (Thread starter):
You can list all the "-dales."

Everybody has a favorite "-dale", what's yours for all of you Minnesotans out there? Mine would have to be Ridgedale.



AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4355 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

Quoting Kjet12 (Reply 17):
"yah, you betcha" on occasion. jpetekYXMD80 and COEWRNJ can vouch for me on that one.

On occasion? I also breathe on occasion.  Silly



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineAviacentre From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4330 times:

Heres a shout out from FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA!

Quoting Centrair (Reply 14):
Isn't High School Hockey Championships a State Holiday? I remember classes in college being suspended due to the "big game".

Pretty much...our classes are depleted in high school around state tournament time. Everyone in the area flocks to the Twin Cities. Nearly every state tourney game is televised aswell.



Proud Graduate of UND Aerospace
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
You Know You're From Pennsylvania When... posted Mon Jan 3 2005 23:36:58 by PHLBOS
You Know You're From Maryland When... posted Sun Jan 2 2005 05:12:32 by JetBlast
You Know You're From ROC When... posted Tue Jan 27 2004 06:24:26 by LHMark
You Know You're From New Jersey When... posted Sun Jan 2 2005 22:37:06 by Newark777
You Know You're From The Pacific Northwest When... posted Sun Jan 2 2005 06:20:48 by StevenUhl777
You Know You're Getting Old When..... posted Fri Feb 24 2006 21:28:57 by Jafa39
You Know You're An Australian When... posted Wed Jan 5 2005 07:27:09 by Springbok747
How To Tell If You're From Massachusetts posted Mon Jan 3 2005 23:58:34 by PHLBOS
You Know You're A Frequent Flyer When... posted Tue Nov 23 2004 18:37:57 by Aloges
You Know You're From Chicago If... posted Fri Oct 19 2001 22:08:04 by Trickijedi