While we're sometimes accused of having a distinctly Fargo-esque accent here in Minnesota, most Minnesotans would admit we DO have our own slang here in the Bold North. But which slang word is our favorite?

A survey has compiled a list of the Most Used Slang Words in each of the 50 states, and while the Land of 10,000 Lakes is included, I'm going to guess you've probably not said the one they say is most used here in Minnesota.

The gang over at BestLife.com has come up with a list of the Most-Used Slang Words in each state. And the slang word this survey says we say the most here in the North Star State is NOT our much-ballyhooed 'You betcha!' Do you know what it is?

When I first read their article's title, I was POSITIVE that for us here in the Bold North, "You betcha!" was going to top the list. Either that or maybe "ope!"-- the Minnesota word we say when we accidentally bump into someone in the aisle at Target or HyVee. And even though I've caught myself using both of the phrases, I was wrong on both counts.

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So just what IS the slang word Minnesotans use the most? According to BestLife, that honor goes to the phrase, "Oh for!" Yes, that is the slang word this survey says we use the most here in the Gopher State.

Of course, as any Minnesotan knows, you have to pair that phrase with several other words to create an actual only-in-Minnesota slang phrase. The story explains it like this:

When you say 'oh for' in Minnesota, you can follow it up with a veritable number of words, ranging from cute to sure. Just make sure that whatever you use is positive, seeing as this phrase is meant to show excitement or delight.

Does that sound right to you? Like I said, while I'm not originally from Minnesota, I have been known to say "you betcha" or "ope," but I don't think I've ever said "oh for..." anything. And, even if you DO say that phrase, we all know it sounds more like "...oh fer!" instead of "oh for..." right?

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Now, not to cast doubt on their entire survey, but the Most-Used Slang Word in my home state of Wisconsin is "Cripes!" and I don't think I've used that one, either. (Maybe that says more about me than the survey, come to think of it...)

You can check out the full list of Most Used Slang Words HERE.And, keep scrolling to find 10 words we actually DO say-- and pretty much only say-- here in Minnesota.

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