I don't know if it's just me or what, but my Minnesota Long Goodbye has gotten way longer in the last few months. What used to be just half an hour to an hour of repeated snack offerings, and recapping the 4 minute conversations that preceded the Minnesota Long Goodbye has turned into an all out assault on making sure the person I'm talking to
Back in 1987, Howard Mohr wrote a funny little book that taught non natives of Minnesota how to talk like us. Howard Mohr's How To Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide was a bestseller here in the land of 10,000 lakes, though no one would ever admit to actually purchasing the book. We all borrowed it from someone who was from out of town.