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    Just to be fair

    I thought I would post something about my own state

    Your Know You're From Minnesota If...

    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.
    You measure distance in minutes.
    Down south to you means Iowa.
    Snow tires came standard on your car.
    75% of your graduating class went to the University of Minnesota.
    People from other states love to hear you say words with O's in them.
    You hate Fargo but realize that a lot of your family has that accent.
    You assume when you say "Twin Cities" people know to where you're referring.
    You know what uff-da means and how to use it properly.
    You own an icehouse, snowmobile, and a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
    You know that when it comes to AM, there is only WCCO; besides, what else do you need?
    Everyone you know has a cabin.
    You consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping the food will swim by.
    You are proud that your state makes the national news 96 nights each year because International Falls is the coldest spot in the nation.
    You have refused to buy something because it's too "spendy."
    You're a card-carrying member of both the NRA and the ACLU.
    Your local Dairy Queen is closed from December through February.
    You have no concept of public transportation.
    You instinctively walk like a penguin for three months out of the year.
    Someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work there.
    You know more than one person that has hit a deer.
    Your dad's sun tan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead.
    You have apologized to a telemarketer.
    You may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Lutefisk.
    You know what Mille Lacs is and how to spell it.
    Nothing gets you madder than seeing a Green Bay sticker on a Minnesota car.
    You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time.
    You have either a pet or a child named "Kirby."
    Your town has an equal number of bars and churches.
    You have had an entire telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.
    The only reason you go to Wisconsin is to get fireworks, to fish, or to buy beer on Sunday.
    You know how to say Wayzata, Mahtomedi, and Shakopee.
    You grew up thinking rice was only for dessert.
    You think that ketchup is a little too spicy.
    You drink POP, not SODA.
    You always believed that vacation meant "going up north."
    Every January, from age 2 to l3, you let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post.
    You consider Lime Jell-O a highly versatile food: a breakfast dish when filled with fruit, a salad when it has shredded carrots and a dab of mayonnaise, and a dessert when topped with Dreamwhip.
    You never had to rewind any part of "Fargo" because you missed some of the dialogue.
    You call highways freeways.
    Your town has an annual festival honoring a fruit, vegetable, or ethnic food.
    The first time you saw "Grumpy Old Men," you thought it was a documentary.
    You can recite, from memory, more than a half-dozen "Ole and Lena" jokes.
    Every time you see moonlight on a lake, you think of a dancing bear, and sing, gently, "From the land of sky-blue waters.....Hamm's the beer that's so refreshing..."
    Your dog dies, your spouse leaves you, you lose your job, and your car breaks down, all on the same day, and your first thought is, "It could be worse."
    You've gone trick-or-treating in 3 feet of snow.
    killing the state mascot gets you a bounty.

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    Most of my family is from MN, this reminds me of them. Most of it is very true.
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    Very funny! Allmy in-laws are from Mn and much of this is right on.

    I wish I could come up with such a list for Washington but the only thing I can think of is this:

    If you work for Microsoft, you are intelligent, arrogant, have no common sense and possess a raging sense of entitlement.

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    I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    Very funny! Allmy in-laws are from Mn and much of this is right on.

    I wish I could come up with such a list for Washington but the only thing I can think of is this:

    If you work for Microsoft, you are intelligent, arrogant, have no common sense and possess a raging sense of entitlement.

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    You forgot to mention mossy!
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    Seen the list before. Guilty of quite few of them :P
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    I'm getting made fun of down here because of my MinnesOtan accent. Oh how I don't miss that place! haha

    EDIT: I actually worked with a guy who got a fellow employee (younger fellow, early 20's) to go snipe hunting. Haha, I just about died when the kid came back and said it didn't work out to well. HE DIDN"T EVEN SEE A SINGLE SNIPE! We said he must of been doing it wrong.
    Last edited by gwebb1981; 11-25-07 at 09:09 PM. Reason: added stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    Seen the list before. Guilty of quite few of them :P
    I am guilty of many of them myself... although I didn't hate the movie Fargo. To be completely honest the first time I saw it I thought it was supposed to be a comedy rather than a drama.
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