How To Confuse a Minnesotan
Ask for “soda.”
It’s “pop” here. It’s a fun word to say, especially when visiting us here in The North. But lord help you if we offer a Coke and you ask, “What kind?”
Tell us that our accents are cute.
I’m sure our accents would be cute if we had one. But we don’t. Newscasters across the country covet our neutral manner of speaking. Tom Brokaw is from North Dakota, and it’s basically the same sound (though NOT the same state – see below).