Places where you might drink.A type of dessert.Equipment found on a playground.
Bars are a delicious treat usually made by grandmothers and often with some kind of breakfast cereal in them.
The sound a balloon makes when it bursts.A fizzy beverage.A nickname for a father.
Pop is a fizzy beverage. You might know it better as soda. (But you’re wrong, sorry.)
An expression of fascination.An expression of thoughtfulness.An expression of skepticism.
Interesting is what Minnesotans say when they don’t believe something, or if they just don’t have anything nice to say.
Short for “half-to.” (As in: "half-to 5PM.")Short for “have to.” (As in: “I have to go.")Short for “have two.” (As in: “I have two pops. Want one?”)
It’s short for “have to.” You hafta know what one if you’re going to fit in.
A dessert often made with Jello or marshmallows.A dish made with leafy greens.A hairdo.
Salad has many meanings in Minnesota, but we’re probably best known for our dessert salads, which are essentially the opposite of traditional salads.
When someone is free with their money.When an item costs too much.A day out shopping.
If something is spendy, it means it costs more than you’re willing to spend on it.
A general exclamation of surprise or frustration.Short for “rough day."An affirmative expression.
Uff da is Norwegian in origin, and is meant to express surprise or dismay.
A plate or dish that is too hot to handle.Slang for an attractive person.A variety of casserole, usually baked.
Hotdish is a type of casserole that takes many forms in Minnesota. Chief among them is the tater tot hotdish, which is made with ground beef, canned soup, frozen/canned vegetables, and tater tots.
The name of a lewd gesture.Another term for a quickie.A chain of gas stations.
Kum & Go is a brand of gas stations and convenience stores in the Midwest.
A piece of wood broken off of a tree branch.Something deep-fried food is eaten off of.A sport unique to the streets of St. Paul.
Sure, stick means all the stuff you’d expect it to in Minnesota as well, but it’s also the main means of conveyance for deep-fried foods at the Minnesota State Fair every summer.
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