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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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In response to a similar thread raising awareness to Appalachian accents www.abovetopsecret.com... I have decided to help others learn the intricacies and nuances of Minnesotan! If you don't speak Minnesotan, Minnesotans will know it right away and single you out! You can save yourself a lot of hassle doncha know if you just learn the basics of Minnesotan.



By the way, I am not from Minnesota--but my many vacations there have forced me to learn all about "uffda!" you betcha!
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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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If everyone in Minnesota is as dorky as these dorks, well, I ain't goin up there.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:25 PM
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This is in the jokes forum by the way. That means you accepted the risk of being exposed to exaggeration and satire. It really is a beautiful and mellow place--this video is 100% accurate though!


It is very true: If someone offers you something, you better refuse it a couple of times before accepting it haha..and you better wave to every driver and pedestrian you pass on the road.
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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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Whatever


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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Oh, gosh, yah. Ya know, hun, the Olafsons invited us for waffles. Yah.

OK, everything I know about this, I learned from the movie Fargo - so I could be off.


Though I did manage a Northern Tool and Equipment store for a few years and their headquarters are there - so I did hear the accent a lot. You might suspect from my ATS'ing... Human resources tended to call me for "coaching" and "verification of actual events" kinda often.



~Heff



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:56 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide

OK, everything I know about this, I learned from the movie Fargo - so I could be off.


~Heff


Ha, you're not too far off the mark. Although, it's kind of hard to tell because a lot of them Minnesotans know when you're from out of state and kind of play up their Minnesotan stereotypes.

That's why it's essential to learn their native tongue and mannerisms--that way you can observe them naturally and undisturbed.

I got good enough to fool a few people into thinking I wasn't a tourist--although wearing my hockey jersey kind of gave it away ha



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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OMG!

'Uffda"
What the heck does that mean?
I think my farther-in-law at the time(chuckles) use to say 'uffda meg" I think.
It was German ,I think

Alot of those accents originate from europe.
I am born and raised confederate country South Carolina boy.
Had to move to Iowa when I was just a teen and try to learn a new language,in my book.
Those Iowa girls did take a liking to my southern draw at the time,but those Iowa boys didn't care for it to much.

BTW,Iowa borders Minnesota,and that is where the other side of my family resides.
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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
OMG!

'Uffda"
What the heck does that mean?



It's just a generic exclamation similar to your "OMG!"

uff da: A multi use exclaimation. Comes from immigrants from Scandinavia during the early part of the 20th century. If you are surprised you say "Uff da", if you are disgusted you say "Uff da", over worked? "Uff da"


www.urbandictionary.com...

It's pretty much used in any situation where words fail haha.
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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha

Originally posted by kdog1982
OMG!

'Uffda"
What the heck does that mean?



It's just a generic exclamation similar to your "OMG!"

uff da: A multi use exclaimation. Comes from immigrants from Scandinavia during the early part of the 20th century. If you are surprised you say "Uff da", if you are disgusted you say "Uff da", over worked? "Uff da"


www.urbandictionary.com...

It's pretty much used in any situation where words fail haha.
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Makes sense.It would be followed with american curse words I recognize.
Sometimes I thought I was 'uffda",but now I know I was!
It's just the first time in 27 years I have seen it referenced.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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A quick trip to wikipedia will show you just how many alternate spellings of 'uffda' are accepted



Uff da (sometimes also spelled huffda, uff-da, uffda, uff-dah, oofda, ufda, ufdah, oofta, uf daa, or ufta)

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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That was wonderful, thanks! Beat all fire out of anything on the book tube. A star for you.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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eating a delicious sandwich and then discovering the spread is cat food


www.angelfire.com...

I think that pretty much sums up Uffda.

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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982

I think my farther-in-law at the time(chuckles) use to say 'uffda meg" I think.

I think it's funny that your ex-father-in-law used to say that to you all the time and you didn't know what it meant haha.

Although, I'm sure the tone and attitude told you enough


Reminds me of my grandmother who always muttered stuff in Spanish under her breath about us haha.

That's a funny link by the way. Thanks
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posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 01:03 AM
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Most of us here in MN don't speak that way at all you are actually way off. But, whatever, you've got your opinion to.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 01:50 AM
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Yes, I am aware it is an exaggerated stereotype. That's why I put it in the "jokes" forum. I still found it accurate to some degree. In fact, I think that's pretty much the definition of satire right there!

exaggeration + hint of truth = satirical joke.
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posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by gunshooter
Most of us here in MN don't speak that way at all you are actually way off. But, whatever, you've got your opinion to.


It's all kind of relevant to what you are accustomed to ,as far as accents go.
Yes it is an exaggeration of the accent,but I see it happen to mine.
I'm from the deep south originally,moved to Iowa when I was about 13.
There was a huge difference in accents,it took me awhile to learn what they were saying,as well as my accent adjusting to theirs.

I eventually lost my southern accent after 8 years.






posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by kdog1982

Originally posted by gunshooter
Most of us here in MN don't speak that way at all you are actually way off. But, whatever, you've got your opinion to.


It's all kind of relevant to what you are accustomed to ,as far as accents go.
Yes it is an exaggeration of the accent,but I see it happen to mine.
I'm from the deep south originally,moved to Iowa when I was about 13.
There was a huge difference in accents,it took me awhile to learn what they were saying,as well as my accent adjusting to theirs.

I eventually lost my southern accent after 8 years.





I got a big kick out of this video!
I don't sound like that!
Well.... at least I don't think I do.
Thanks for the video. Gave me a good laugh because I'm from E. Tennessee, home of the Southern drawl.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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I'm glad you found some inspiration from my thread, NB, you bet!






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