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  • Mar 26, 2012
  • 12:49 PM

Our wordly heritage makes the grade

Bill Ward / Minneapolis Star Tribune
The final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE), covering words beginning with "Si" to "Z," includes many Minnesotans' favorite euphemistic expletives as well as such colloquialisms as the snow/dirt mashup "snirt," the salutation "hey ya" and "woodchuck case" (a situation of necessity, one in which there is no choice).

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