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CT* 10-21-2010 04:46 PM

Why does everyone refer to us as Minny?
 
Stop doing that, I have seriously never heard ANYBODY from Minnesota use this term in my life. I think I've used it a few times here and there and it made me feel like an idiot after.


But seriously people that aren't from Minnesota.. knock it off.

Dr Jan Itor 10-21-2010 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT (Post 28446984)
Stop doing that, I have seriously never heard ANYBODY from Minnesota use this term in my life. I think I've used it a few times here and there and it made me feel like an idiot after.


But seriously people that aren't from Minnesota.. knock it off.

I never heard anyone from MN use it either...until that damn Twins commercial

"Hey Minnie"
"Hey Paul"

bozak911 10-21-2010 04:54 PM

It originates in ignorance.

I've stated before that I grew up in Iowa...

Well, Iowans sometimes refer to Minn-eh-soh-tah as Minn-ee-soh-tuh. However, they also refer to Minn-eeh-app-oh-less correctly. The ignorance comes in because they refer to the state with the same beginning as our largest city.

So a note to all other team fans;
It's the Minn-eh-soh-tah Wild. Not the Minn-eeh Wild.

Don't act like you are from Iowa. Pronounce it correctly.

:sarcasm:

Vashanesh 10-21-2010 04:59 PM

Nails on a chalkboard to me...

I'm just going to start arbitrarily adding -y to every city/state that does it to us.

Among others, Calgary is going to be tough...

melinko 10-21-2010 05:03 PM

Same reason everyone talks to babies and pets like they are high on drugs.

duul 10-21-2010 05:07 PM

I prefer calling you guys "The Trap", but hey..

Dr Jan Itor 10-21-2010 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duul (Post 28447331)
I prefer calling you guys "The Trap", but hey..

Welcome to 2008

Vashanesh 10-21-2010 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duul (Post 28447331)
I prefer calling you guys "The Trap", but hey..

At least that's willful ignorance. "Minny" (hurl) is just plain annoying.

:laugh:

Fel 96 10-21-2010 05:10 PM

probably because they are to lazy to write Minnesota.


Quote:

Originally Posted by duul (Post 28447331)
I prefer calling you guys "The Trap", but hey..

you're too late

GopherState 10-21-2010 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Jan Itor (Post 28447007)
I never heard anyone from MN use it either...until that damn Twins commercial

"Hey Minnie"
"Hey Paul"

See the problem with the Twins commercial is that it is referencing Minneapolis rather than Minnesota. So which is Minnie actually supposed to be short for?

But yeah, until I moved I never had heard it. But apparently everyone elsewhere uses it much like no one in Philadelphia says Philly or Indianapolis says Indy.

bozak911 10-21-2010 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vashanesh (Post 28447205)
Among others, Calgary is going to be tough...

Nah, Callie's easy.

From now on, in any trade proposal, I will refer to the following teams as:
Western Conference:
Edmonton = Eddy
Vancouver = Vanny
Calgary = Callie
Colorado = Coly or Denny (or *gasp* the Nordies!)

Dallas = Dally
LA = Angie
Anaheim = Annie
San Jose = Sanny
Phoenix = Pheeny

Chicago = Chiccy
Detroit = Deety
St. Louis = Sainty
Columbus = Collie
Nashville = Nashy

llamapalooza 10-21-2010 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GopherState (Post 28447422)
See the problem with the Twins commercial is that it is referencing Minneapolis rather than Minnesota. So which is Minnie actually supposed to be short for?

But yeah, until I moved I never had heard it. But apparently everyone elsewhere uses it much like no one in Philadelphia says Philly or Indianapolis says Indy.

I will dispute Philly on the grounds that they called their baseball team the Phillies.

GopherState 10-21-2010 05:28 PM

Yes but no one is from Philly.

duul 10-21-2010 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr Jan Itor (Post 28447356)
Welcome to 2008

Sorry, I'm an Oilers fan and everytime we play you guys it has to be the most boring hockey I ever watch.

You guys do really well though despite your line up.

bozak911 10-21-2010 05:53 PM

We haven't trapped in 87 games...

We should. But we don't.

GopherState 10-21-2010 06:02 PM

It's actually amazing that Edmonton fans are stuck in the "Wild play trap" mode since it seems like every game the two teams play someone scores 4 goals.

rynryn 10-21-2010 06:12 PM

it doesn't bother me at all...Minny or the loss of the trap.

Dr Jan Itor 10-21-2010 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GopherState (Post 28448233)
It's actually amazing that Edmonton fans are stuck in the "Wild play trap" mode since it seems like every game the two teams play someone scores 4 goals.

4 "boring" goals

rynryn 10-21-2010 06:25 PM

we could out hit them, out shoot them, out score them and we'd still be the reason the game was "boring". I don't see that changing any time soon.

Vashanesh 10-21-2010 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bozak911 (Post 28447459)
Nah, Callie's easy.

From now on, in any trade proposal, I will refer to the following teams as:
Western Conference:
Edmonton = Eddy
Vancouver = Vanny
Calgary = Callie
Colorado = Coly or Denny (or *gasp* the Nordies!)

Dallas = Dally
LA = Angie
Anaheim = Annie
San Jose = Sanny
Phoenix = Pheeny

Chicago = Chiccy
Detroit = Deety
St. Louis = Sainty
Columbus = Collie
Nashville = Nashy

OK, ok. I like where this is going.

New Jersey = Newy
New York Islanders = one of these two need to be "Yorky", I'm unsure about the other
New York Rangers =
Philadelphia = Philly (I'm uninventive)
Pittsburgh = Pitty (haha! puns...)

Boston = Bossy(?)
Buffalo = Buffy (too easy)
Montreal = Monty (ditto)
Ottawa = I've already been saying Otty
Toronto = Onty (think Aunty)

Atlanta = Lanty
Carolina = Liny
Florida = Flory
Tampa Bay = Tampy
Washington = DCY (said, not spelled out?)

I suck at this, but I like where this is heading.

this providence 10-21-2010 06:34 PM

Edmonton has been pretty damn boring since Gretzky left so I'm not so sure this fan has much of a leg to stand on. :laugh:

rynryn 10-21-2010 06:35 PM

think Washy could work since the state doesn't have a team and its the Washington Capitals. DeeCee what you're going for?

rynryn 10-21-2010 06:40 PM

urg oops

SephF 10-21-2010 08:16 PM

You have a long name, so it's shortened by lazies. Just like Philly.

GopherState 10-21-2010 08:20 PM

Now I see...somewhere between eight and nine letters is the magic line. Thanks Eddy!


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