How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century

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Penguin, May 28, 2013 - Humor - 288 pages
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A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home Companion

Fans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,” became the best of the best of Minnesota humor. Now, Mohr has updated his classic guide, How to Talk Minnesotan, to advise visitors on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more while in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

 

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Review: How to Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide

User Review  - Colette - Goodreads

I would give it to my parents, but I think they wouldn't get the joke. That's how close to home this hit. Better yet is identifying those who speak Minnesotan around you. Just the other day I heard ... Read full review

Review: How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century

User Review  - Brittany Holmgren - Goodreads

The original was better - I did not feel the modern additions added much in most cases. Read full review

Contents

A Twentyfifth Anniversary Congratulatory Message from the Chair
1965
2
1972
Eating In in Minnesota
1983
Basic Conversations
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Lutefisk
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Howard Mohr was a writer and performer for several years on the radio program A Prairie Home Companion. He has since created two long-running musicals based on How to Talk Minnesotan. Twin Cities Public Television filmed a popular award-winning version of Howard’s book in 1991. He lives with his wife in Cottonwood, Minnesota.

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