If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Minnesota slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Minneapolis, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Minnesota Slang Words
1. Oh, for cute! = Adorable
Adding ‘Oh’ to the start of an expression in Minnesota is a way of emphasising it. “Oh, for fun!”, “Oh, for sure”, “Oh for cute”.
2. Uff-da = Oh!
Uff da can be used to express surprise, relief, exhaustion, astonishment, and dismay.
3. You betcha = Agreement
Sure, you might hear this in other places too, but it’s really popular in MN. “You betcha” is a way to agree with someone or say yes.
4. Holy buckets = Jeez Louise
Like “Jeez Louise” or “For crying out loud.”
5. Budge = Skip the line
“Hey, that guy just budged me!”
6. Skol = Cheers!/Game chant
If you’ve been to a Vikings game at the U.S. Bank Stadium you’ve most definitely heard fans scream and sing this word! This Norwegian word actually means “cheers” and “to good health.”
7. Duck, Duck, Gray Duck = Duck, Duck, Goose
Nobody is quite sure why, but the game Duck, Duck, Goose is Duck, Duck, Gray Duck in Minnesota.
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