Minnesota Lingo - It's A Thing! Do You Know These 20 "Typical" MN Things?

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 Mar 25, 2020
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Question: 1/20Choose your Answer!


You Minnesotans have an accent, eh? What does "bag" sometimes sound more like?
Bay-g
Bog
Bow-g

Question: 2/20Choose your Answer!


Who are Ole and Lena (or Sven)?
Two central characters in some of the best jokes around!
The lesser known twin cities!
The University of Minnesota mascots!

Question: 3/20Choose your Answer!


How do you Minnesotans say it again? Duck, Duck, ______!
Grey duck
Goose
Boo

Question: 4/20Choose your Answer!


"We have a little getaway planned this summer. We're just going to our cabin ________."
Up Nort
Down South
Out West

Question: 5/20Choose your Answer!


The rest of the country calls them casseroles, but you refer to them as:
Bigdishes. Try the lasagna one.
Warmserves. Try the pickle one.
Hotdishes. Try the tater tot one.

Question: 6/20Choose your Answer!


Where does Minnesota fall on the whole pop/soda debate?
Soda, all the way!
Neither. It's cola.
We call it pop around here

Question: 7/20Choose your Answer!


50 degrees in Spring? That's ______ weather!
Northface
T-shirt and shorts
Scarf

Question: 8/20Choose your Answer!


When you're out of state, you probably won't be able to find a _____ Coffee like you can throughout Minnesota!
Dutch Bros.
Caribou
Starbucks

Question: 9/20Choose your Answer!


The rest of the country might consider March basketball season, but move aside for the real sport. It's _______!
Football
Hockey
Tennis

Question: 10/20Choose your Answer!


It's not always necessary to head to the gym during the winter... You might get a great workout from:
Defrosting you car
Shoveling snow
Starting the fireplace

Question: 11/20Choose your Answer!


If anyone refers to "the Cities," obviously they're talking about:
Duluth and St. Cloud
Eagan and Edina
Minneapolis and St. Paul

Question: 12/20Choose your Answer!


What's a "Minnesota goodbye" like?
You have at least 30 more minutes of chit chat before someone leaves
It's actually a high five instead of a "goodbye"
Everyone hustles out after saying "goodbye"

Question: 13/20Choose your Answer!


It's 30 below outside....
Shoots!
Uff-da!
Crup-a!

Question: 14/20Choose your Answer!


Someone tells you something you don't agree with or totally get. You'd say:
That's interesting.
That's outrageous.
Uff-da!

Question: 15/20Choose your Answer!


What on earth is lutefisk?
A traditional Nordic fish dish
A shaved ice dessert!
A typical Nordic expression

Question: 16/20Choose your Answer!


What is Minnesota's "biggest" pest in the summertime?
Cicadas
Coyotes
Mosquitos

Question: 17/20Choose your Answer!


Hawaii by far has the most fame for _____, but it's actually from Minnesota!
Kona Coffee
Spam
Pineapple

Question: 18/20Choose your Answer!


You better be careful on the roads out here. If you're not paying attention you might just roll over a ridiculously HUGE _______.
Pothole
Curb
Speed bump

Question: 19/20Choose your Answer!


"I can't go to the Mall of America right now! The Vikings game kicks off in an hour, _____?"
Doncha know
Havencha heard?
Betcha

Question: 20/20Choose your Answer!


Move away from the ______ State? No way!! There's nowhere else like Minnesota!
North Star
Great Northern
Cold Lakes
QUIZ BLISS | Quiz Facts

Hey there! Uff-da! This tough Minnesota quiz will really put your knowledge to the test when it comes to the North Star State, or if you prefer, the Gopher State. If you only know a few things about this amazing state, then sorry to break it to you, but you're in the wrong quiz. You need to know ALL the lingo, slang, mannerisms, and local dialect to even begin to pass this quiz. Minnesotans have a very specific way of talking, speaking and acting. In fact, most states DO have their own specific and unique traditions and customs. That's why it's so fun to move away from a state and see how it compares to your home state. Just as you would be confused if you up and moved to the South, Southerners would be bewildered by Minnesota customs. Not to mention the Minnesota winters.

And you've probably toughed it out through a number of long, freezing Minnesota winters, just to turn around and make it through some hot and humid summers. Which includes surviving despite MN's "biggest" pest, AKA mosquitos, while also avoiding wrecking your car because of the huge potholes on the roads. This sound familiar? You're not alone: ALL Minnesotans can empathize with these struggles! Combine that with some knowledge of trivia on "duck, duck, grey duck," pronouncing "bag" like "beg" and knowing that a casserole is actually a hotdish, and you're set to ace this quiz! So go ahead: give yourself a break from your hectic day and enjoy taking this 18 question, two minute quiz. You're sure to enjoy it!