Let’s face it… there are a lot of things we say that are unique to our region. “Pop” instead of “soda”, “Gray Duck” instead of “Goose”, “Hotdish” instead of “Casserole”. But what’s the most popular one?
Buzzfeed went and asked just that and as a Minnesotan born and raised, I reserve the right to say they got Minnesota’s “Most Popular Slang Term” dead wrong.
I mean seriously- How did “Ohfer” win out? I get it- “Ohfer cute”, “Ohfer sure”, “Ohfer smart”, ya- we say those things. But UFFDA! that’s as Minnesotan as it gets! Somehow, the North Dakotans were lucky enough to land that one. I mean, uffda, can’t we share?
Some other ones on the list:
South Dakota: Taverns (Somehow that’s a sloppy joe)
Mississippi: “Bless Your Heart” (We all know they don’t really mean that when they say it)
Wisconsin/Rhode Island: “Bubbler” (A drinking fountain)
Check out the full list HERE