Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Minnesotan's Ten Commandments

(Last version, you betcha!)
  1. Der's only one God, ya know.
  2. Don't make that walleye on your mantle an idol.
  3. You betcha cussin' ain't Minnesota nice. That includes uffdah.
  4. Go to Church, even when you're up nort.
  5. Honor your folks.
  6. Don't kill.  Catch and release.
  7. There's only one Lena for every Ole.  No cheatin'.
  8. If it ain't your lutefisk, don't take it.
  9. Don't be braggin' about how much snow ya shoveled.
  10. Keep your mind off your neighbor's hotdish, eh?
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Anonymous said...

Oh wow! That's awesome, and was so much fun to read. But, how far do you have to drive to find Mass up north - I recall there not bein' a whole lotta anything :)

The Ironic Catholic said...

Maybe 20 miles, you betcha. But what's a few miles between you and the Eucharist, eh?

Anonymous said...

Hilarious -- reminded me a lot of the kind of English spoken in Newfoundland, where I grew up (and which I miss very much still). It's actually a sub-group called Newfoundese, and includes a lot of very descriptive words and phrases which aren't used on "the mainland" (i.e., Canadian mainland) where I now live. It's "some good, my dear" to read such lively and earthy talk, instead of the bland media-speak that's so common these days. Regards,
Patricia Gonzalez