Gawker is hosting its periodic “ugliest accent” competition, and we don’t really have much of a chance. We’re the 7th seed in this competition.
Did you know that the Minnesota accent is worse in the suburbs than in the city? Me neither.
The Minneapolis accent isn’t nearly as strong compared to the rest of rural or suburban Minnesota (big cities are usually the first to lose their distinct regional sounds), but Minneapolis retains more than enough of those Midwestern vowels to make your ears bleed. Think Fargo (they’ll tell you it’s exaggerated; don’t believe them).
Notable Minneapolis accents: Steve Zahn, the Coen brothers
Example sentence: “Git da beg of groshrees out of my car.“
“The accents in Minnesota are hideous, absolutely grating,” a commenter says.
In early voting, Tallahassee is eating our lunch.