MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Each region of our country has a distinct way of talking, don’tcha know?
Now, a new dictionary is picking up on those regional dialects. The Dictionary of American Regional English is done after 50 years.
The final volume has 60,000 regional words and phrases.
It also offers a broad history on how the English language is spoken in the U.S.
Some of the words from Minnesota include “hot dish,” which is what we obviously call casserole.
The list also includes the word “Dagwood,” which is a sandwich piled with ingredients much like Dagwood from the “Blondie” comic strips.
Somewhat lesser known is the term “kittenball,” which is another name for a softball that was coined in Minneapolis.