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Living here in Minnesota means a lot of great things, and it also means you've probably said many of the following ten sayings.

Residing here among the 10,000 Lakes that make up our state means, like many parts of the country, that we have our own unique dialect and phrases of speech that really only make sense if you've spent some time in the North Star State.

And while some movies and TV shows go WAAY overboard overdoing the stereotypical Minnesota accent (looking at you, Season 5 of FX's Fargo), our unique language and the way we turn a phrase, so to speak, can likely be traced to the first immigrants who settled in Minnesota.

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This story on the history of Minnesota's linguistics noted that the first immigrants were led by German and Irish settlers, and soon followed by immigrants from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. All of them brought their own unique languages, cultures, and food which likely had a distinct influence on some of the phrases we still use today.

Some of these Minnesota-isms seem to make sense, while others-- if you said them wrong or used them in the wrong way-- would totally stick out like a sore thumb and announce to the world that "I'm not from Minnesota!"

So, how many of the following phrases have YOU said? Keep scrolling to find out. And, to PROVE you're a Minnesota native, keep scrolling to check out 15 Minnesota towns that are tough to pronounce (for someone NOT from here, of course...)

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