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04-17-2014, 12:30 PM
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I have officially heard Parise call it Minny. Thus its fine in my book(I never had a problem with it in the first place).

A few months ago at the end of the road trip during a post game interview he said something along the lines of "Well, we just need to go back to Minny and keep it going" or something like that.
Bah humbug, he is barely from Minnesota anyways

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04-17-2014, 12:56 PM
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I don't get the big deal. Never will. It would be like people from California upset that people call it Cali.

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04-17-2014, 01:03 PM
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i never really noticed anybody calling us "minny" before barry melrose. i think during are fabulous playoff run he said "minny wins by committee" once in awhile i say minny, its no big deal to me.

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04-20-2014, 02:05 AM
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I don't get the big deal. Never will. It would be like people from California upset that people call it Cali.
Nobody from California calls it Cali if they shorten it they say NorCal or SoCal.

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04-20-2014, 08:44 AM
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It bothers me a lot. I don't know where this stupid nickname came from but I hate it. I also think most non-MN fans call us that in a sarcastic way too. It'd be one thing if people do it and think nothing of it, even sort of saying it in a sweet way but the vast majority of people say it in a sarcastic way. Well, maybe not vast majority but many people say it while using sarcasm.

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04-20-2014, 05:10 PM
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Since originally posting I've continued and even increased use of the term. Have yet to meet someone in person who has a problem with its use.

Also, if you werent born and raised in minny you don't get to vote on this matter. I refuse to believe a bunch of true Minnesotans would get so ruffled about such a minor issue.


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04-20-2014, 05:46 PM
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Nobody from California calls it Cali if they shorten it they say NorCal or SoCal.
Actually, only SoCal is a thing. Nobody says NorCal unironically.

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04-22-2014, 09:08 PM
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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.
I suppose I would think it's boring if my team lost every time.

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04-22-2014, 09:42 PM
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If you had a hair lip would you try saying 'Minnesota'?

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04-22-2014, 10:41 PM
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In the 70's we (Minnesotans) called Minneapolis the mini-apple. It was a marketing slogan I think. Don't know why anyone's so sensitive about it but I imagine it comes from the same lazy place that leads everyone to add "ie" to the end of every player's name to give them a nickname.

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04-22-2014, 10:48 PM
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In the 70's we (Minnesotans) called Minneapolis the mini-apple. It was a marketing slogan I think.
So we may have started it ourselves?

Shame on you, older Minnesotans!


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04-23-2014, 02:21 PM
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Is it really that hard to see why people would shorten a name by adding "y" to it...

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04-23-2014, 02:37 PM
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Is it really that hard to see why people would shorten a name by adding "y" to it...
I think we all understand why it happens.

I'm not sitting here seething mad about it, just a pet peeve. And more so when is said, rather than typed. Looking at you, Barry Melrose

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04-23-2014, 02:39 PM
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Is it really that hard to see why people would shorten a name by adding "y" to it...
"And now back to Colly, for the avalanche game"

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Just further proves that people have no idea how to say Minnesota if they believe "Minny" is anywhere close to the same...

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04-23-2014, 03:07 PM
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"And now back to Colly, for the avalanche game"
I tried to get Colly started in the main board thread but nobody else picked it up

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