How Minnesotans talk compared to the rest of the country [MAPS]

Categories: How We Live
Sure, we have our verbal idiosyncrasies, but the maps indicate they're not as extreme as the Coen brothers would have you believe. 
Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, recently used data from Professor Bert Vaux's linguistic surveys to put together a series of maps depicting variations in pronunciation and vocabulary throughout the country.

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Of course, Minnesota, like all other states, has its quirks. Below the jump, we share seven maps that show, don'tcha know, a few of the ways in which the Land of 10,000 Lakes (along with our Midwestern brethren) are unique.

You can enlarge the maps, which come via Business Insider's website, by clicking on them.




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